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Makeup Techniques
one year ago | gizem

What are the steps to create a smokey eye?

Creating a smokey eye is a classic makeup technique that adds drama and intensity to your eye makeup. Here's a step-by-step guide to achieving a smokey eye look:

Step 1: Prepare Your Eyelids:

  • Start with a clean and primed eyelid. Apply an eyeshadow primer to ensure your eyeshadow stays in place and appears vibrant.

Step 2: Apply a Transition Shade:

  • Choose a neutral matte eyeshadow that is slightly darker than your natural skin tone. Apply it to the crease of your eyelid using a fluffy blending brush. This shade will act as a transition color, helping to blend other eyeshadows seamlessly.

Step 3: Add Depth with a Dark Shade:

  • Select a dark eyeshadow color of your choice, such as black, dark brown, or deep gray. Concentrate this shade on the outer corner of your eyelid, forming a V shape. Extend the color slightly into the crease.

Step 4: Blend, Blend, Blend:

  • Use a clean blending brush to blend the transition shade and the dark shade together, creating a smooth gradient. This step is crucial to achieve the seamless, smokey effect.

Step 5: Apply Eyeshadow to Lower Lash Line:

  • Take the same dark eyeshadow you used on your eyelid and apply it to your lower lash line. Start from the outer corner and work your way towards the inner corner, stopping about two-thirds of the way.

Step 6: Highlight the Inner Corner:

  • Choose a shimmery or light eyeshadow color, such as champagne or light gold. Apply it to the inner corner of your eye and blend it slightly into the center of your eyelid. This will brighten and open up your eyes.

Step 7: Line Your Eyes:

  • Use a black or dark eyeliner to line your upper and lower lash lines. You can create a thin or thick line, depending on your preference.

Step 8: Smudge the Eyeliner:

  • Take a smudging brush or a cotton swab and gently smudge the eyeliner along your lash lines. This softens the lines and contributes to the smokey effect.

Step 9: Curl Your Lashes and Apply Mascara:

  • Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler to open up your eyes. Then, apply mascara to both your upper and lower lashes to add volume and length.

Step 10: Clean Up Any Fallout:

  • Use a makeup wipe or a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover to clean up any fallout or excess eyeshadow that may have fallen onto your cheeks.