Tuesday, June 17, 2008

How to Apply Smokey Eye Makeup

This season 'Smokey' eyes are making a comeback, and that's great because they are simple to create, can be worn by all face types, and they are dramatic and sexy, drawing attention to the eyes. If you are focusing on the eyes remember to play down the lips.

So how do you get a perfect Smokey eye? Glad you asked!

The Smokey eye darkens the lid area and highlights the brow, drawing instant attention to your eyes. A common mistake is to think you must use dark colors. You can actually use any colors you like. It's about drama not darkness, and you really do have considerable flexibility, just as long as you have that one stand out color.

To get started you will need:

1 - Medium grey eye shadow

2 - Dark eye shadow

3 - Black mascara

4 - Black eyeliner

5 - Base eye shadow

So now that you have the necessary items, it's time to put them to use right away!

Here are the steps to create a perfect Smokey eye effect:

Step 1

Apply your eyeliner. Take your time and get it on perfect. Apply using short stroke starting from the center of the eye working towards each corner.
Step 2

Apply your base eye shadow so that it covers the entire eyelid. Make sure that you blend it well.

Step 3

Apply your medium grey (or other medium color) eye shadow on the eyelid.

Step 4

Apply a dark eye shadow all the crease - plum or dark brown both work well.

Step 5

Apply three coats of black mascara

By the way the one key to a really perfect Smokey eye is to blend and blend, and then blend some more! Just select the color combination that you like, and that meets the criteria above, and with the above 5 steps, you'll achieve the sultry look to the eyes you're looking for.

So there you have it.

That's all there is to creating a perfect Smokey eye. Don't be afraid to practice. In no time you'll have it mastered, and you'll have sultry, sexy eyes that will definitely get noticed.

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