Smoky eyes have been a big trend in eye makeup that many women wear. This eye makeup trend can make your eyes fabulous with the smoky look of the eyeliner. However, creating perfect smoky eyes is something you have to learn because leaving one step will not make the smoky look perfectly created. The key is a proper blending. Make sure that colors are blended flawlessly by pairing light colors with rich dark colors. You can make a nice mixture of soft gold base with deep purple on top or champagne base with bright blue and peach base green hue.
Prep the lid
Make sure that your eye lid is oil free to keep the eye shadow from melting into your eyelid crease. You can start it by applying an eye shadow base or primer, then swipe it simply across the eye and let it dry before continuing the next step.
Apply the eyeliner
If you want to create black, brown or gray smoky eye, you can apply eyeliner in one of those colors above the upper lash line in a line thicker in the middle of eye. If you want to create a jewel-toned eye, line the eyes with a purple, blue or deep green liner.
Blend in color on the bottom lashes
For the bottom lashes, where the smoky eye look, don’t use an eyeliner pencil because they are easier to smudge. Draw a line, and then run your finger over to smudge it. Applying a bit of shadow will allow you to get a full smudge effect.
Apply a light base color
Pairing lighter base with darker hue is the key to make great smoky eyes. You can use a nice cream for the base, and then sweep a light and shimmery shadow over the lids up to your brow bone.
Blend in darker color
Since the base has been applied, now you can get the smoky effect. Use a darker eye shadow and blend in color with an eye shadow brush starting at your lash line. Ensure to blend the color to the lash line so that the eye liner disappears, but stop it at crease.
Finish with mascara
Check your work and make sure that the eyes match and blend color with a Q-tip if necessary. After that, finish it with several coats of mascara to make your lashes thick and dark. You can also curl your lashes with a lash curler if you don’t have naturally long and curled lashes.