The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Take a gunmetal gray color and apply it all along the crease of the eyes, blending as you go. Apply the same color to the outside of the lower lash line and brow bone to create a highlighted glow. Apply it to your upper lashes first, and then a quick coat to your bottom lashes.
Be sure to taper the end of the line though, and blend it into the shadow so that it doesn't look too harsh against the color. When you're looking to create a statement, nothing is more eye-catching than dramatic blue eye shadow. Much as people love watching leaves change colors, I feel the same way about watching as people alter their day-to-day makeup choices once the new season comes around.
When done properly the smokey eye is sexy and sophisticated, and with the option to create the look with different shades ranging from browns and golds to greys and blacks, you can wear the look for numerous occasions. Only use your darkest shadow till halfway up your eyelid.
Using a flat brush, smoothen the lines out evenly and blend the color from the center of your eye towards the outer corners. Choose a sparkly metallic finish for a night out or, for a more subdued daytime look, olive green matte eyeshadow is just stunning. Now, I'm going to move onto the shade called Buns, and with this color I am going to blend it into my crease as well, over the other colors.
With a flat brush, use the soft brown eyeshadow to cover up the upper eyelid and the area right under your lower lashline. For a summer wedding, wear a brown smokey eye with a pastel floral dress. For a night out with the girls, a smokey eye with a pop of color will have all eyes on you.
Next, pick the lightest shade and apply it on the inner corner of your eyes and below your eyebrows' arch (on top of the highlighter you applied earlier). Step 2: Define your eyebrows with your favorite brow product (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony), and then prep your lids for the eye makeup applying an eyeshadow primer.
If you have a cool complexion, dust your eyelids with a dark gray eyeshadow. With this shade classic brown eyeshadow I am only going to apply it to my outer corners of my eye, and blending it in to my crease colors a little bit. Take a deep blue shadow and create a subtle V-shape at the outer corners of the eyes.
Start by applying an eye makeup primer. Start by covering the entire eyelid with a primer and then a light neutral shade close to your skin color. Lashes galore and a bold cat eye are Nicki Minaj's cup of tea. Have a large fluffy brush, makeup remover and q-tips on hand to fix any mistakes or loose shadow on your cheeks.
Take a gunmetal gray color and apply it all along the crease of the eyes, blending as you go. Apply the same color to the outside of the lower lash line and brow bone to create a highlighted glow. Apply it to your upper lashes first, and then a quick coat to your bottom lashes.
Take care not to go over the entire eyelid, just the crease area. Using dirty, old, or sponge brushes will create a smeared look that doesn't blend. Once you prime your eyelids, apply a nude eyeshadow using a flat brush. The classic smoky eye is created with black or gray, but bronze and brown are also commonly used.
Using a black liquid eyeliner, do a simple winged line on your upper lashline. Fill in the remaining area with a rose-gold eyeshadow. Now take your eyeshadow brush and dip it into your most beloved shade of blush. Work from that into a sexy smokey eyes with darker tones.
Brown used to mix eye shadows to get a custom shade; now her Brow Kits contain two hues for at-home color-matching. Using black eyeshadow, enhance the corner of the wing. This will help your eyes to pop, keeping them looking bright even with all the dark smudging above.