Smoky Eye Series: Black & Grey

My understanding of the “smoky eye” look is that it looks easy on paper, but can be a little tricky to pull off.  The standard smoky eye look is created using black or dark charcoal colors, but you can also use deeper hues of blues, greens, and purples to play up your eye color.  Here’s how to get the look.

  1. Pick three colors in the same color family. Apply the lightest shade all over, concentrating on above the crease.
  2. Next, apply the medium eyeshadow shade from your lash line to the crease of your eye and blend well
  3. Then apply the darkest shade to just above your lash line.. Again, blend well.
  4. Apply eyeliner close to your lashes and then smudge the line.
  5. For a finishing touch, line the inner rims of you lower eyelid.
  6. And of course, add two coats of your favorite dramatic mascara.

When you wear a heavy eye, you should go with a pale blush and nude lips.

Clockwise from top: Poise, Surreal, Onyx

Buxom Smoky Eye Stick, Precision Eye, Full Edged Liner, Seamless Blending

100% Natural lipgloss in Pink Prosecco, Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Free Will

On the eyes:

  • Prime Time Original eye primer
  • Thick line of Buxom Smoky Eye Stick in Smokin’ Pistol, then smudged with pinky finger
  • Onyx smudged over Smokin’ Pistol, along both lashlines, and in waterlines, using Full Edged Liner brush
  • Surreal blended on lid from lashes to crease using Precision Eye brush
  • Poise blended well from crease to brow using Precision Eye brush
  • Everything blended well with Seamless Blending brush
  • 2 coats of FDVM in Blue-Black

On the lips:

  • Thin layer of Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Free Will
  • 100% Natural lipgloss in Pink Prosecco

On the face:

  • Prime Time Brightening
  • Benefit Erase Paste to conceal
  • Original foundation in Fairly Medium
  • Pink Petal blush on outer cheeks
  • Original mineral veil

Stay tuned for more smoky eye looks, using blues, greens, and purples!

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About Essy
I'm finally figuring out this makeup thing in my 30's. It's so much fun to collect and play with new colors and styles. I'm not a makeup artist, and far from it. I welcome any comments and tips you have!

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