Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hey Everyone! The wait is OVER!! As promised, here is a step by step guide to creating a classic smokey eye I posted on Instagram. You will find the names to each of the products I used as a guide, but you can use what you have on hand.

Let me know in the comments below if there are any other looks you'd like to get step by step tutorials on!

Hope you enjoy!

J'

Things you will need: 

  • Eyeshadows in brown, black and cream
  • Eyeshadow primer 
  • Black eyeliner
  • Three eyeshadow brushes (a flat one, a blending brush and one to highlight your brow bone)
  • Black Mascara 

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 Step One: Use a flesh colored eyeshadow primer. I used Utterly Becoming Paint Pot by MAC Cosmetics. A similar one is Painterly Paint Pot by MAC. 

Step One: Use a flesh colored eyeshadow primer. I used Utterly Becoming Paint Pot by MAC Cosmetics. A similar one is Painterly Paint Pot by MAC. 

 Step Two: Take a black eyeliner or a black eyeshadow primer and apply a small amount to your fingertip and apply to your lower lid. It's ok if it's not neat, we'll clean it up later.  I used MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Blackground. Just make sure you keep it on your lower lid and try not to go to far past the crease. 

Step Two: Take a black eyeliner or a black eyeshadow primer and apply a small amount to your fingertip and apply to your lower lid. It's ok if it's not neat, we'll clean it up later.  I used MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Blackground. Just make sure you keep it on your lower lid and try not to go to far past the crease. 

 Step Three: Take a black eyeshadow and pack it on to your lower lid. Again its ok if its not neat, step four will take care of that. Again, just be sure not to go too far past your crease.  I used MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Carbon.  Keep adding black shadow until you reach your desired intensity. 

Step Three: Take a black eyeshadow and pack it on to your lower lid. Again its ok if its not neat, step four will take care of that. Again, just be sure not to go too far past your crease.  I used MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Carbon.  Keep adding black shadow until you reach your desired intensity. 

 Step Four: Take a brown eyeshadow  with your crease brush and apply the shadow to your crease  and upper lid ( do not go all the way to your brow bone) and using a windshield wiper motion, blend the brown into the crease where the black ended. This motion will blur the hard line of black and fade into brown. You should blend until there is a gradient effect of black into brown.  If you feel that you need to add more black to your lower lid, feel free and repeat the step above with the brown eyeshadow. Blend until there are no harsh lines.  I used Chestnut by Makeup Forever. 

Step Four: Take a brown eyeshadow  with your crease brush and apply the shadow to your crease  and upper lid ( do not go all the way to your brow bone) and using a windshield wiper motion, blend the brown into the crease where the black ended. This motion will blur the hard line of black and fade into brown. You should blend until there is a gradient effect of black into brown.  If you feel that you need to add more black to your lower lid, feel free and repeat the step above with the brown eyeshadow. Blend until there are no harsh lines.  I used Chestnut by Makeup Forever. 

 Step Five: If followed Step Four, your eye should look something like this!  Now, take a light creme color and place it on your brow bone to highlight, making sure not to go too far into the brown color.  I used Vanilla by Makeup Forever. If you make a mistake, just take the blending brush you used with the brown color and go back over the upper crease with the windshield wiper motion! If you want a more visible highlight, keep applying the cream color... just make sure you blend, blend, blend!! Once you are done with this step, if you have any fallout on your face from the eyeshadow, use a makeup wipe and clean up!

Step Five: If followed Step Four, your eye should look something like this!  Now, take a light creme color and place it on your brow bone to highlight, making sure not to go too far into the brown color.  I used Vanilla by Makeup Forever. If you make a mistake, just take the blending brush you used with the brown color and go back over the upper crease with the windshield wiper motion! If you want a more visible highlight, keep applying the cream color... just make sure you blend, blend, blend!! Once you are done with this step, if you have any fallout on your face from the eyeshadow, use a makeup wipe and clean up!

 Step Six:  Take a black eyeliner pencil and line the waterline to make the look even more sultry! I used Makeup Forever's Aqua Line in Matte Black. You can also smudge the liner into your lower lash line to intensify the black. If you are going to wear falsies, you can add them now along with Mascara. I am using  Loreal's telescopic mascara in black.   Extra Tip :  Do your eyes first, foundation second. After you complete your face, go back with your black eyeshadow and smudge that into your lower lash line. To unify the colors and add more drama, you can also add the brown that you used in your crease under your lower lash too.  After you are happy with your eye, finish your face! 

Step Six:  Take a black eyeliner pencil and line the waterline to make the look even more sultry! I used Makeup Forever's Aqua Line in Matte Black. You can also smudge the liner into your lower lash line to intensify the black. If you are going to wear falsies, you can add them now along with Mascara. I am using  Loreal's telescopic mascara in black.  Extra Tip:  Do your eyes first, foundation second. After you complete your face, go back with your black eyeshadow and smudge that into your lower lash line. To unify the colors and add more drama, you can also add the brown that you used in your crease under your lower lash too.  After you are happy with your eye, finish your face! 

 Here's the Finished look! Now that you have the basics, you can do any color smokey eye.  Browns, Blues, Purple &  Grey can all be made into smokey eyes! 

Here's the Finished look! Now that you have the basics, you can do any color smokey eye.  Browns, Blues, Purple &  Grey can all be made into smokey eyes!