Create a look – Smokey Eyes

A smokey-eye is the fastest way to transform your look into a glamorous one, and here are some easy steps to follow to do just that!

  1. Apply an eye shadow base or primer all over the eyelid. This will make your colour stand out and will prevent creasing.
  2. Apply a light, matte colour to three quarters of your eyelid, starting from the inner corners of the eye.
  3. Apply a darker colour to your crease and blend along your socket bone in wind-shield wiper motion. It is important to blend any harsh lines so as to give a softer effect to the look.
  4. Smudge some of the darker colour below your lower lash line.
  5. Apply a thin layer of gel liner to your upper lid and line your waterline with an eye-liner pencil.
  6. Curl your lashes and apply mascara. You can also add false lashes if you want.
  7. Apply your face make-up and choose your lip colour … apply a nude colour to balance out the darkness of the eyes or a red colour to create an even more dramatic look.

And remember, although the common idea is that smokey-eyes are created from silver-black colours, you can use any colour you want to create this effect. The trick is to alternate a light and dark colour and to blend any harsh lines. Enjoy creating!