Smokey eyes look totally hot and they're easy to create. The trick is in knowing the easy makeup techniques to create them. These step by step instructions show you the easiest way to dress up your brown eyes, play up your baby blue eyes or give your mesmerizing green eyes or hazel peepers a sensational look.
Smokey Eyes in Seven Steps
This is a look that works for just about any eye shape or color
Step 1 First use an eye shadow base or an oil-free foundation on your eyelids to help your eye makeup go on smoothly and adhere better.
Step 2 Take your medium color of eye shadow and use it on your lid and above the crease area. Do not take it all the way up to the eyebrows. On the outer corner of your eyes, keep it in an upwards motion.
Step 3 Use either your shadow brush or flat eyeliner brush and place the same color of eye shadow under your eyes as though you were lining them and bring the color upwards until it meets the color you applied to the crease area.
Step 4 Smudge under your eyes with a cotton swab. You may need a second coat. If so, now is the time to apply it.
Step 5 Line both your upper and lower eyelids
Step 6 Take a pale color of eye shadow in an ivory or very light pink and use it under your eyebrows to give more emphasis to the crease color. Place a little at the inner corner of the eye area next to the bridge of your nose.
Step 7 Use black mascara and apply with the smudge proof mascara technique.
Smudge Proof Mascara Technique.
This is the basic method that will lead to creating smudge proof mascara. The techniques are easy and if you follow them you'll have a natural, flawless and clump-free look.
- Use an eye shadow base or a dab of foundation on your eyelids and below your lashes first. Use concealer under your eyes if you need to.
- Lightly powder your upper cheek area with a translucent powder.
- Curl your eyelashes by placing the eyelash curler close to your lashes and press it one time.
- Remove the wand from the applicator WITHOUT pumping it and use a tissue to swipe the clump off the tip before applying.
- Take the wand, place it at the base of your upper lashes and WIGGLE it while you move it upward.
Finish off the look by applying a second coat of mascara and brushing again. If you are creating a Smokey eye look then the last coat can be left as is if you prefer lashes that have a little sheen to them.
Now for the bottom lashes...Take a folded tissue and place it under your bottom lashes at the base. Swipe your mascara wand with a tissue to remove excess product. Using just the tip of the wand, lightly coat your lashes. Remove the tissue and just brush any specks from under your eyes or cheeks.
As you can see smudge proof mascara application is possible. If you are doing a natural look then this technique will help you achieve it. Once you get the hang of it, you'll find that your mascara goes on in no time at all.