The little black dress of makeup, or most commonly referred to the smoky eye effect, elevates your evening look to something truly dramatic.When it comes to a signature makeup look, smoky eyes is the go to. Of course, the right occasion and technique are quite important for the smoky eye. You can’t just wear a heavy black smoky eye to a wedding.
Step 1: Before putting on your eye makeup, prep the surface of the skin with an eye shadow base for stay-put power. As a general rule of thumb, it’s wise to apply your foundation and under eye concealer after your smoky eyes, since the colour so easily falls down around the eyes.Layer a matte shadow in a nude shade over it, which will help anchor the darker, smokier shadows you’re about to pile on.
Step 2: Pack on brownish eyeshadow to the outer corner and into the crease. If you feel that it needs more intensity you can pack on more colour.
Step 3: Apply black eye pencil to the inner and outer corners of the lid. Leave the centre bare for now.
Step 4: Smudge it out and blend it with the existing black eye shadow.
Step 5: Apply gold shadow to the centre of the lid, gently tapping the brush. One with a shimmery finish adds dimension. Smudge it out to create the smoky effect.
Step 6: Line the upper and lower lash lines with black eyeliner. Then, smudge a shadow brush along the top liner to blur the edges.
Step 7: It’s time for the finishing touches. Apply your favourite volumizing mascara, and you’re good to go!Since it’s a full-on look (and all eyes should be onyour eyes), keep the rest of your makeup on the neutral side.