How to apply smokey eye makeup
The smokey eye look has become a staple within the makeup and fashion industries. It is apparent that this dramatic look is here to stay, appearing on models walkng the runways for several years now.
There’s nothing pretentious about the smokey eye look either, as it can be incorporate in your makeup regime for day time as well as evening.
To create the look of the smokey eye only takes a few easy steps.
The following steps of creating that smokey eye look will show you just how simple it is to fit in with the trend.
Pick your pencil
Begin with brown or black creamy eyeliner pencil to outline your eye. If you are fair-skinned, opt for the brown pencil.
Think of outlining the eye similar to that of an artist sketching on their canvas. Lightly outline the upper and lower eye. Depending on your preference, you can be heavier handed for a dramatic night look.
Sketch the rest
Fill in the crease above your lash line and join the upper and lower lines to meet the outer edges of the crease. You should then blend the crease and outline with either your finger or the rubber tip that is included on certain eyeliner pencils.
Start off light
Brush on the lighter shade of shadow as a highlighter over the entire upper eye socket, from the eyelid to the brow. It actually softens the crease you created with your pencil, thus giving a more natural appearance.
Dark is next
Take the darker contour shade and apply it from the outer corner the lower eyelid and continue to the crease. Keep the color intense and deep on the outer corners of the eye and have the shadow gradually fade towards your nose. Accent the crease with the darker shade. By doing so, your smokey eyes will have a longer life span, appearing fresh the whole day.
Blend with medium
At first, the image you see may appear too stark between the light and dark eye shadows on your lids. This is where the third shade in your palette makes its entrance. Use the medium shade as blending agent between the highlighter and contour. Begin at the at the crease line and blend, blend and blend until you have achieved the perfect smokey eyes.
Curl your lashes with a lash curler and add your favorite mascara. You now have the look of the season that is sure to become a classic in your makeup routine.
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