How to get the perfect smokey eye
If you are someone who loves going bold and dramatic with their eye makeup, then the smokey eye look is perfect for you. Classic smokey eyes look glamorous, attractive and add dimension to your eyes. However, the proper method of acing the smokey eye look can be tough for beginners as it needs some practice to master the technique. Read on to know more!
Before starting your smokey eye makeup, dab some primer onto your eyelids to make your eye makeup stay longer. A primer smoothens out your base and makes the eyeshadow application and blending process much easier. It also makes the eyeshadow colors pop out. After applying your primer, dab some concealer on your eyelids and under-eye area to cover dark circles.
After applying your primer and concealer, create the base by sweeping over a neutral-toned eyeshadow shade all over your eyelids. Use a honey shade from a brown eyeshadow palette and cover your eyelids using a dome-shaped eyeshadow brush. Do not sweep the color near the inner corners of your eyes and stop when you reach your eyelid's natural crease.
The lightest shade from your eyeshadow palette will go to the inner corners of your eye. Use a light shimmery shade and dab it on the inner corners of your eyes using a small brush. You can also use a highlighter to achieve similar results. Apply the same under your eyebrows to make your brow bone stand out and for a sharper look.
Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to sweep over the darkest shade in a C shape starting from the outside of your eyes. Choose a dark espresso shade and blend it upward and outward to eliminate any harsh lines. Pack the color halfway through your lash line, out to the eye corners, come halfway down the crease and then finally blend all the colors well.
For a more dramatic look, apply liquid eyeliner on the upper lash line. Smudge it out using a small smudging brush. Now apply some kajal on the lower lash line and also tight line the upper eye line. Blend the dark eyeshadow over the kajal on your lower lash line's outer half for a soft smokey appearance. Finish with loads of mascara.