Friday, December 12, 2014

Easy Smoky Eye Shadow

Everyone talks about dark sexy smoky eye shadow, but so many people tell me they can't get it to look right. They look like they have black eyes.

An easy way to get the smoky look is to keep the darkness on the eyelid not in the crease or above the crease. Use 2 colors on the lid. Use a lighter color on the inner half and a darker color on the outer half. Keep the brow bone clean looking with a neutral creamy colored shadow or foundation. This will give you a nice smoky look without looking too black.


easy smokey eye shadow

Here is what you will need:

a black eye liner pencil

a neutral cream color shadow

a charcoal or black shadow

a medium gray shadow

a light gray shadow

black mascara

Here are 7 easy steps:

1. Apply neutral cream colored shadow to the brow bone.

2. Apply light gray shadow to the inner half of your eyelid.


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. Apply medium gray shadow to the outer half of your eyelid.

4. Use an eye shadow brush to blend the colors.

5. Line the eyes with a black pencil. Get right in the lashes. Make the top line heavier than the bottom line.

6. Go over the black pencil with charcoal or black eye shadow using an eye liner brush for a smudgy look. Keep the shadow close to the lashes. The wider the shadow, the more black the eyes will look.


7. Apply 2 coats of black mascara to top lashes and 1 coat to the bottom lashes.


The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is one of my favorite shadow palettes to get an easy smoky eye.

smashbox full exposure palette
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Jill
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2 comments :

  1. You look great. I can never get eye shadow to look that good.
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  2. Thanks! A experimenting with colors and lots of blending with a brush will make your eye shadow look good.

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