Friday 10 November 2017

The Classic Smoky Eye In 3 Easy Steps

If there's one eye makeup look that I turn to at least a dozen times a year, it's the smoky eye. We all know the classic version with the use of greys and blacks (which isn't going anywhere), but the trend is always being recreated with new colours and twists on the original. So whether you're loyal to the classic or you like to mix it up, today I'll be sharing my top tips on mastering the smoky eye in three super simple steps that even the most novice of makeup lovers can achieve.


To start, line your upper lash line with a soft creamy liner like the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ('Blacquer' is an intense black that just glides on with ease), and apply it as thin or thick as your heart desires. Add a little on your lower lash line as well. If you're wanting something a little less dramatic for the day time, you can always opt for a brown liner for a softer effect. I also really like Rimmel's Exaggerate Automatic Eye Definers - they are fantastic for the price and the waterproof formula will ensure that it will stay put all day long.


Use a small pointed eye brush to gently diffuse the liner for a smoky, smouldering look on both your upper and lower lash line. You could follow up with a few coats of mascara and leave it at that, or you could add a pop of colour of your choosing for a non-traditional smoky eye which would look just as gorgeous! 


Traditionally, shades of grey are used in the classic smoky eye but colour is always an option and 'Tropic' by NARS would give your eye look the most stunning teal-blue that would complement brown eyes beautifully! Use the same eye brush, smudge it over the liner and softly blend the shadow over the lid with your fingertips or a fluffy eye brush. Repeat on your lower lash line to tie the look together, and follow up with mascara and falsies for a sexy nighttime look. 

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