Before you begin with this amazing black-brown smokey eye makeup look, cut an inch-long piece of Scotch tape and place it underneath your bottom lashes at the outer corner of your eye and angle it towards the end of your eyebrow. This unconventional beauty aid will help guide you when applying the soft pigments, especially if you are going for a classy smoky eye look like this one.
Step 1: With your Scotch tape in place, grab your stiff dome brush and apply white, shimmering shadow on your eyelid, distributing the shade all over the lid. The brush should help you easily feather the colour out to create a smooth base and nicely blend out the colour with a single motion.
Step 2: Next up, apply a small amount of your pale pink shadow on your lid, starting from the inner corner towards the outer. Blend the colour to the crease line only and try not to go all the way to the eyebrow itself.
Step 3: Use a small fluffy brush to pat darker pink eyeshadow on top of your crease line. Because of its softer bristles the brush gives a more delicate blended effect to the eye.
Step 4: Take your favourite smudging brush and start smoothing black colour from the outer corner of your lid towards the crease, making sure you blend any harsh lines or edges away.
Step 5: Then, grab your waterproof eye liner and outline your upper lash line. To do this, gently run your liner from the inner corner and finish it all the way to the outer corner.
Step 6: As a final step to this classy smoky eye makeup, apply black mascara on your lashes. For the top lashes, look straight forward in the mirror, take the wand, place it at the base of your lash line and use back-and-forth motions to distribute the color. When it comes to the bottom lashes, switch to a waterproof formula as it works best on lower lashes, preventing the color from smudging.