Get a Glamorous Look By Learning How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup !
The smokey eye look has made a following on its own with the trend hitting Hollywood and ramps all over the world and hence you should know how to do smokey eye.
Many women want their own smokey eye look but just can’t make it on their own. It’s either they go to a friend who knows how to do it or they hit the salon.
But you too can have your own smokey eye look without feeling intimidated or scared of making mistakes.
In the world of makeup and looking fabulous, you can always experiment and do a trial-and-error in order to master the art.
Steps to Do Smokey Eye
1. Prepare your Eyes
First thing to do when you are going to do smokey eye is to apply concealer all over your top eyelids as well as your under eye area.
You may use your foundation as a concealer which also functions as base for your eye shadow.
2. Lining your Eyelids
You may use eyeliner pencil or liquid eyeliner, whichever you prefer. Apply eyeliner on both top and bottom eyelids.
Apply into the eyelashes as much as you can so that you can do smokey eye.
For small eyes, apply eyeliner starting at the middle of the bottom eyelids going toward the outside corners of your eyes.
For big eyes, apply eyeliner all over your lids [corner to corner].
3. Applying Eye Shadow
Use a q-tip small eye shadow brush to soften the eyeliner’s edges.
Use a sponge-tip applicator to apply dark shadow and smudge it using q-tip or smudge brush directly over the area where you applied the eyeliner.
The shadow softens the look and helps set the eye makeup.
4. Blending the Look
Use a wet-dry brush when applying a lighter eye shadow to do smokey eye.
Encircle the eye area ensuring that you soften and go outward to blend the makeup.
5. Adding the Mascara
The mascara brings that dramatic look to the eyes.
If you wish to add more drama to your eyes, apply 2 to 3 coats of black mascara.
You may look for mascara that has extenders; the ones that seem to add length to your eyelashes.
These are really great for making your eyes dramatic and tantalizing when you need to do smokey eye.
6. Getting Yourself Cleaned Up
You need to clean up the excess or stray eye makeup.
Use a fluffy brush or press powder applicator to brush away fallen eye shadow makeup on the under eye area.
Clean the smeared areas using q-tip. This is an important step for when you do smokey eye.
7. Complementing your Eye Makeup with Lip Color
Making your eyes the center of attraction needs some help from other makeup too.
By using nude or natural color lipstick will make your eyes truly pop up.
Use light-colored lip liner and natural-colored lipstick such as peach, very light pink or caramel if you don’t like the nude.
Just make sure the colors of your eye makeup and lipstick will complement each other when you do smokey eye.
Of course, don’t forget your cheeks. You may use natural-colored blush-on to complete the look.
Practice these steps at home and experiment with colors that suit you.
You can even hold a makeup party with your friends to experiment which colors fit best on each of your gal pals and yourself.
You can find me cooking up new ideas to keep myself occupied since I hate staying idle.
I also hope that one day I write something worth plagiarizing 🙂