I will admit, when I first tried a smokey eye at age 15. I looked like a panda! Basically all I knew was that you use black eyeshadow, so I saved money, bought a black eyeshadow and put it all over my eye. When I opened my eye, I was mortified at how I looked. For a very long time after, I had no desire apply black or remotely do anything smokey!
Cut to 2015. At 26, I have picked up a skill or two. I have also become more impatient when it comes to getting ready and want quick and effortless makeup.
Now before you jump into it, remember, that since this is an express version of a smoky eye, its a more lived-in version (my personal favourite) of the smoky eye. It doesn’t look overly articulate, yet manages to look chic. I have received a complement every time I have recreated this eye look.
Step 1: apply a tiny dot of the gun metal grey eyeshadow cream and spread all over your eyelid with your ring finger.
Step 2: apply a glittery eyeshadow from the inner corner to a quarter of your eyelid.
Step 3: Take a back or blue eye pencil and define your eye. Start from the outer end and stop at the middle of your eye.
Step 4: Apply Mascara and you are done!
This is the finished look.
The star product of this look is the Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eyecolor in Black Oyster.
The rest are as below.
- Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil in Midnight
- Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite
- Smashbox Lipstick in Mulberry
- Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink
How do you do your eye makeup?