We know better than anyone that sometimes wearing the same old black eyeliner eye makeup can be boring, especially if you are in a mood for something different. When it comes to an elegant and stylish look, there is nothing that can beat the timeless appeal of the smoky eyes makeup, especially when it combines black and white. You’ll definitely love this eye makeup and it will become part of your overall signature look.
Step 1: First, lower your eyelid so you have a smooth service to draw on. To create a smoky effect, gently distribute shimmery shadow onto your eyelid into an almond shape way past the lash line with a smudging brush.
Step 2: Now, grab your white eye pencil and fill in the inside of your lid. This bright base will make the main colour of the makeup pop out.
Step 3: To highlight your brow bone, use a soft white or cream colour directly under the eyebrow along the arch.
Step 4: Darken the crease line and the outer part of your eyelid with a black eye pencil and blend upward using a damp brush. This creates more depth and really plays up the smokiness of the look. With the same brush outline your lower lash line. To do this, gently run your brush from the inner corner and finish it all the way to the outer corner.
Step 5: Apply black shadow to the crease line and smudge with a brush. A makeup blending brush allows you to properly blend the eyeshadow on your face, giving you a more natural smoky effect. Use it with a transition shade for a sheer wash of colour towards the crease. Then, go over the edges of your shadow so there are no harsh lines or edges created by the pencil.
Step 6: Run the same brush on your waterline several times to highlight the lower lash line as well.
Step 7: Now it’s time to place your favourite false lashes to make this eye makeup even more glamorous. If you’re in love with a pair of full strip lashes but can’t seem to get them on correctly, try cutting them up a bit so they can be the ideal length. Then, use fingers to place the strip on your eyelid. Aim for the base of your natural lash line, right on top of your real lashes. Last but not least, add several coats of your long-lasting mascara to wrap up the final smoky eyeshadow effect.