If you have always wanted to impress everyone with the perfect smoky eye look, there is no better time than the present to give it a try. This look is appreciated by everyone as being sexy and elegant, being recognized as the perfect choice for a party or a night out on the town. In the paragraphs that follow, we will present 7 steps for creating this look, helping you look fabulous no matter. So, if you are prepared to master the smoky eye look, do not hesitate to continue reading and give our tips a try.
#1 Preparation You can begin preparing for the smoky eye look with the application of concealer (under-eye area and top eyelid). It is recommended to go with a mineral foundation, as this will allow for the easy application of the rest of the makeup. The main idea is to conceal any imperfections and create a good base for everything that follows.
#2 Tape The second step requires the application of tape, so that you can apply the rest of the makeup effortlessly. All you have to do is place it right under the inferior lash line, making sure that it goes past the exterior corner of the eye.
#3 Matte & dark shadowFor the next step, it is recommended that you apply a matte shadow, preferably one that is similar to your eye color. The main idea is to apply the matte shadowat the level of the entire eye area. While this will not exactly provide longer and thicker eyelashes, it will definitely make them stand out. Then, apply dark-gray eyeshadow, along the tape previously applied. Make sure that you apply it evenly.
#4 Black Shadowenly, without putting too much on. Then, blend the two colors, inorder to obtain a natural look. Black ShadowWhile this an optional step, it can certainly make a big difference. If you want your eyes to really pop out, apply a little bit of black shadow over the dark gray one. In order to avoid the dark circles under the eyes becoming more visible, you can re-apply a little bit of light-colored makeup under the black one. The important thing is to follow the tape and blend the colors together, in order to enjoy the final result.
#5 Liner/pencilNow that you are finished with the makeup, it is time to apply the eye pencil. Make sure that you apply both at the level of the upper and inferior rim, following the lash line. You want the eye pencil or liner to complement the eye shadow, all of them contributing to the perfect smoky eye look.
#6 Tape removalAfter you have finished the application of liner/pencil, it is time to remove the tape. To add some brightness and contrast with the dark eye shadow, you can consider applying a neutral tone with a large brush. The main idea is to create the contrast and yet deliver a uniform look, with the colors being blended to perfection.
#7 Eyelash curling & mascaraThe smoky eye look is not all about the eyeshadow but it requires this last step as well, especially if you want to look fantastic. Once you have finished with the eyeshadow, it is time you gave those eyelashes a curl. In this way, you will generate even more attention to the eye area. For the final step, you can apply one or two coats of your favorite mascara. Just make sure that the coats are not too thick, otherwise you will not obtain the desired effect.
ConclusionThese are the 7 steps that you need to follow, in order to create the perfect smoky eye look. If you are not satisfied with the way you look at the end and you would like for your eyelashes to be longer or thicker, you can consider applying false eyelashes. Make sure that the application of false eyelashes is performed by an experienced technician and that only high quality products are used for such purposes. Also, do not forget to take care of your eyebrows and ofyour lips, in order to complete your new, beautiful look.
Kathy Mitchell was born and raised in the USA. She has done MA in English literature. She loves to publish her articles on different health websites. In her spare time, she likes to do research on health information. She is an inspirational writer who strongly believes in the power of self-motivation. Kathy is also contributing to Consumer Health Digest since 2011.