A smoky eye is one of the most popular makeup looks, but it can also be the most daunting to create and the hardest to get right. Not all smoky eye creations need to be dark and intense – you can create a unique eye look using grey and gold that adds dimension to your eyes.
The art of a smoky eye is in layering and blending the shadows. Any colour can be used to create a smoky eye. You will need at least three shades in similar hues, to create a smooth gradient of colour. This particular tutorial uses brown, gold and grey shadows.
You want your smoky eye to accentuate your eyes while complimenting your overall look. This is why we are going to show you how to do the smoky eye makeup with grey and gold in just a few simple steps!
Step 1: Apply a thin layer of eyeshadow base over your eyelid and bringing it all the way up under your brow using your flat brush.
Step 2: Then, grab thin makeup brush into brown shadow and outline the outer V of your eye. Make sure the wing of the eyeliner is angled towards the end of your brow.
Step 3: Deepen the line you just created by adding dark brown shadow on top. Make sure you blend the line nicely towards the crease.
Step 4: Start filling the outer part of the lid with grey shadow all the way to the centre of the lid.
Step 5: Now, take the gold shadow, apply it to the inner corner of the lid and blend it towards the centre using your fluffy brush.
Step 6: Grab your favorite black eyeliner and gently draw a thin, delicate line on your upper lash line. For more subtle and natural look, try to make the line as thin and precise as possible.
Step 7: If you want to get the most out of this look, add another thin line above the first one using your glitter eyeliner.
Step 8: Apply your favourite false eyelashes for a glamorous finish! Remember to place them where your natural eyelashes begin, look down and press the strip lash against your lash line in the centre, the outer edge and inner corner. For an eye-lifting effect, place the outer extension slightly above the natural lash line.