I love smokey eye makeup. It’s a very easy way to add life to your face without wearing too much makeup believe it or not. Once my eyes are this intense a light pale lipstick or gloss will do the trick, nothing too busy (You don’t wanna look like the new cast member for the Jersey Shore ;) )
How To Do Smokey Eyes
To copy the bevy of famous people sporting smoldering, smoky eyes on the red carpet, stay away from blue hues – which unfortunately can make you look like you have undereye circles, says Giorgio Armani makeup artist André Drykin. Instead, go for black, grey, brown or if you want “color,” dark green shadows and liners. Then, follow these steps:
First implement a cream concealer more than your eyelid to make a smooth base for your eyeshadow.
Next use a pencil liner (black or grey looks best) to trace your top lashline from the inner corner to the outer. Then, use the exact same pencil to dot between your lower lashes. Smudge both lashlines having a cotton swab or an eyeliner brush.
Then you will want to sweep powder shadow (brown, gray and dark green all work with black or grey liner) over your lid and into your crease, blending the colour up and outward, says New York City makeup artist Morgen Schick DeMann.Marie Claire recommends: Morgen Stained Glass Eye Wash in Spruce; Shiseido The Makeup Eye Shadow Brush; Cover Girl Perfect Blend Pencil in Basic Black; Origins Full Story Lush-Lash Mascara in Black.
TIP: To stop colour from fading and give your lids a more shimmery finish, pat a cream shadow more than the concealer on your lid first, wait five minutes, then top having a matching powder shadow.
You’re nearly done. Dust a lighter, neutral eyeshadow (such as ivory) over just your browbone.
Finish with two coats of black mascara!