How to Apply a Smokey Eye Makeup Look
You don't have to be a makeup artist to do a great smoky eye. Here we break down the process for you so you, too, can get that look.
Step 1 Prepare
Put on all of your face makeup, excluding eye makeup, and add concealer to your eyelids for staying power.
Step 2 Base shadow
Apply a medium eye shadow to your lid and crease.
Step 3 Darker shadow
Use a darker shadow on the upper third of eye lid, beginning at the outside corner.
Step 4 Darkest shadow
Work the darkest shadow into the crease and make a "V" around the outside corner using a contour brush.
Step 5 Highlighter
Apply highlighter to your brow bone and inner corners.
Step 6 Eyeliner
Apply eyeliner to top and bottom lash lines.
Step 7 Blend
Use a contour brush to blend shadows together. Don't forget to clean up any stray marks.
Step 8 Finish
Curl lashes and put on a coat or two of mascara. Add some lip color.
- Use any group of shadows, just make sure to go from lighter to darker from lid to crease and keep it in the same color family.