Timelessly seductive, The smokey eye never gets old. This type of eye makeup is perfect for any special occasion. Classic black tones will emphasize your features and match every eye color. But to spice up the look and make your features stand out, you should totally try the tinted smokey eye. Even though it may seem a little hard to bring the smoldering look to life, do not get discouraged, because we are providing you with a step by step tutorial that will help you create the refined makeup that would make your eyes pop.
Before the virtual action you have to decide whether you want to go over the rainbow with the diversity of your eyeshadow pallet or to stick to the classic black and grey version. These will help you determine the right tint for your eyes.
You can use the colors in the picture above to make your eyes stand out. If there are no such specific pigments in the pallet you own, blend the similar ones together!
Find your eye color in the diagram and note that the assigned tint on the opposite is the one for your face. Let's say that reddish or purplish color will compliment green eyes the best.
Step No.1 Foundation and primer
The first step is the most important! You do not want the eye-shadow to travel all over your face. Carefully prime your eyelid to prevent it from getting oily during the day. The shadow tends to get very mushy and wet, which causes unnecessary smudged effect. With the help of primer your make-up stays in place all along the line. Go for the quality and do not be afraid to invest in this small tube. It will provide the crease-free wear for 24 hours.
Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer (1ml)
Step No. 2 Concealer and Powder
Dark circles and purple bruises under the eyes are an evidence of the sleepless night and, sadly, they will not make the look appealing at all. Just swipe a handy creamy concealer and blend it in with your finger or a sponge. This amazing Trate tool comes in two colors; 'light sand' for white and pale skin, 'rich honey' for dark skin tones. Apply powder on top. Some loose particles of the eye-shadow will be captured by the dry powder and it will be easy to get rid of the excess pigment in under the eye area. Also, it would be convenient to use a special adhesive patches so the shadow would not crumble and smear when applying the make-up.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
Step No. 3 Pencil Eye-liner
It could be black or any other color (still it has to be quite sharp). Make sure you draw a think line right from one eye corner to the other. Remember that you should cover the bottom lash line completely and the water line for a more dramatic look. Close your eyes and line up the upper lid right above the lashes. Do not smudge the line yet or it would kill the purpose of a sexy cat eye shape.
1) Pur Minerals Eye Pencil - Onyx
2) Liquid Eye Liner
Step No. 4 Eyeshadow
Here is the fun part! Play around with color. Navy, brown, turquoise, purple, pink – smoking hot!
Now, the first thing you need to do is determine the most subdued color in your pallet and use it as a highlighter. Apply it to the inner corner of your eye, below the brow and above the crease. This little trick will make your eyes seem bigger and the makeup will be well defined.
Put the darkest shade right above the line you have just drawn with a pencil. If the pencil you were using was, for example, blue, than in this case the eyeshadow should not be distinctively different, like black or brown. Use just a little of the same color on the bottom lash line in the outer corner.
Grab a lighter shade (this would be medium tone) and blend it into the crease moving a thicker brush in circular motion. You want these two colors that you have just applied to form a beautiful solid gradual shade at the spot where they meet.
Blend it in! Put the highlighter right to the middle of the lid. It would be better to go with a shimmery or glittery shade to get that igniting look.
Also, if you feel like it, you could add liquid eyeliner instead of using pencil. Draw an edgy wing and you are good to go! Oh, and do not forget the mascara.
Stila In The Light Eye Shadow Palette 10 Shades + Smudge Stick Eye Liner
Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette Shadow Collection
New Dior 5 Couleurs Eye Shadow Palette - Blue De Paris (254)
Step No. 5 Mascara
Put on the mascara carefully steering clear of lumps. This will open up your eyes a little more. You can forget about these annoying stains on your cheeks if you are using the mascara shield. This thing works magic! In addition, false eyelashes look especially enchanting on a smokey eye.
300% Magic Mascara
SMARTfx Volume Extend Mascara
Try out these simple steps to archive the ultimate enkindled look. You can never go wrong with a smokey eye. This kind of makeup looks flawless with any type of cocktail attire and it is, hands-downs, really simple to recreate. So grab your eyeshadow pallets and make sure to steal the show rocking your favorite color in a singed way!