Smokey eye has been a trend of makeup for quite some time, but it is still in fashion. The magic of smokey eyes is the power to transform you immediately from whatever into stylish and mysterious. Many people are not conformable with the smokey eye look for themselves as they do not know how to apply such makeup properly. Once you have put it on, you are going to love it more and more.
One of the keys for glamorous smokey eye makeup is what everybody says – “to blend it well”. Other than the blend well saying, the other one is to carefully choose your eye shadow. Depends on how matte your want for the whole look, you can choose between the shimmer and matte eye shadow.
Basically, you need three colors of eye shadow to have somkey eyes. The three colors can be named as highlight, mid-tone and contour. Highlight as it means is for highlight purpose therefore you can choose a shimmer one. The mid-tone should be matte one as this is the soul for your smokey eyes. Choose a color two darker than you skin tone. The final contour color is up to you to choose a matte one or shimmer one.
Before you actually applied the eye shadow, do all the pre-makeup things like cleaning your eyes, applying eye foundation and concealer. Then you can start with drawing the upper and lower eye line. Match the color of eye line with your whole color tone but with a softer one. Remember to smudge the eye line.
Apply the highlight color first for the whole upper lid from eyebrow bone to the duct of eye. Then apply the mid-tone shadow from lash line to crease. Blend and smudge at the line where the two colors meet. Finally apply the contour color from the lash line up to the crease, blend well with the mid-tone. Use the same contour color to smudge onto the lower lash line.
For the very final step, remember to apply the mascara (heavily). A very black and volume increasing one is highly recommended for the smokey eye look. That is so easy to have the smokey eyes!
Whenever people talk about smokey eyes, the colors black and grey must come to your mind. In fact, you can use the same techniques for smokey eyes but using different darker colors like purple, dark green, dark blue, copper, etc. You can choose other colors that are suitable for you according to your skin tone, eye color and hair color. A simple rule is to match the same color tone with your eye color like blue eye ladies can try dark bule and green eye ladies can try dark green.