How To Do Smokey Eyes Makeup

Smokey Eyes Makeup sounds simple but can be quite difficult to practice. That’s because there has to be a balance in smoke (too much smoke is a thing). After all, smokey eyes are considered to be the flashy or bold alternative to meticulously nude makeup. But, there’s a delicate balance that has to be maintained. Let’s dig in more to learn how to create a black smokey eye look.

What makes a Smokey Eye?

So, it’s basically a properly blended eyeshadow look in which 2-3 shades are diffused rather than one block color. 

You can either use a single shade and smoke it out at the edges or you may go with the usual way in which you need to build up layers with different shades and textures. 

You must be wondering “why do I need to use 2-3 colors in a black smokey eye look” and the answer is, even though black would be the prominent shade but other shades are for the depth that you create. 

It shows through the pictures and looks beautiful. It is like creating a gradient from really dark and fading it out.

Things to know before starting your Smokey Eyes Makeup

  1. Always keep the darkest shade near the lash line. It keeps the makeup really modern and ensures you don’t end up covering your eyelids with only the darkest shade, if you know what I mean.
  2. Try to keep it simple and stick to no more than 3 shades and a liner to pop your eyes.
  3. Blending is the key! Brushes are super important to get that diffused look. It doesn’t matter how dark you go or what colors you use to create your smokey eyes, it all depends on how well you can blend the eyeshadow. That’s what helps in achieving that sultry look.

Here, you can check out the detailed tutorial on How To Do Smokey Eyes Makeup.

Steps to create a classic Smokey eye

  1. Start your look with a mid-tone shade all over the lid or the crease only. Go for greys or browns to create a subtle smokey base. In the video, I have used the makeup revolution palette to create this look.
  2. Apply a liner ( prefer gel eyeliners ) along the lash line making sure you are depositing color between the lashes. I have used the black shade from the same palette to color my eyelids. Just keep in mind to smoke it out with an eyeshadow brush before it sets because once it does, it’ll become hard to smudge.
  3. Now take a dark tone shadow like espresso, charcoal or dark brown and blend halfway up the lid into the lid shadow. Then you can smudge out with fingers for a smokier effect.
  4. Don’t forget the important final touches with a mascara, layering 2-3 coats for a full lash effect. You can even use falsies, if you need more volume.
  5. If you want, you can add a sparkle shadow to give it that glam glittery finish.

Not all smokey eyes are the same, I’ll keep coming up with such different makeup looks for you. Stay tuned !!!

So what kind of makeup looks do you guys like? Comment down below.

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