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A Beginner’s Guide To Smokey Eyes: Tutorial + 10 Looks To Inspire!

A Beginner’s Guide To Smokey Eyes: Tutorial + 10 Looks To Inspire!

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Smokey eyes are an artful delight but can be tricky to get right. However, with a little bit of practice, you will be on your way to creating the sexiest smokey eyes. Edgy, glamorous, and a tad rebellious, the smokey eye look has always been one of the most popular tricks for women. Smokey eye look tutorial for beginners.

Back in the days when the movies were all black and white, black smokey eyes were the best choice to get the right contrast with the color of the skin. Today, even though makeup has evolved, the smokey eye look is still a classic and preferred choice for daring women.

This is surely one makeup look that never goes out of style and you can wear it in both winter and summer for a special evening. Of course, it’s also suitable for daytime provided it’s blended lightly. In addition, this eyes-defining option comes in a range of styles and intensity, and are suitable for everyone as it looks great on all skin tones — from light to dark skin. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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There are several ways to create smokey eyes. You can decide whether to use only an eye pencil and a brush, or include a black eyeshadow as well. In addition, you can also do a combination of other colors of eye shadow with black. This version will definitely add more depth depending on the look you’re going for.

When it comes to a winning smokey eye, a fundamental step is to prepare the eyes by applying a good primer to avoid creasing. Other than that, it’s also important to remember is that blending is your friend. The blending procedure is what separates a bad smoky eye look from a great one. In order to do a good job with blending, you need to use the right brush. It not only gets the job done but also makes your life easier. Finally, the surest way to master this sultry look is to practice, practice, practice!

Even though there are so many ways to wear the look, we’ll focus on the classic smokey eyes in this article. A look like this is perfect for any evening event. Remember to keep your lips muted so they don’t compete with the eyes. However, you can wear bold lipstick if your outfit is minimalistic and on the plain side.

Ready to nail this seductive look?

Watch this easy step-by-step smokey eyes tutorial for beginners…

You will need

  • Primer/concealer
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Black liner
  • Mascara
  • Eyeshadow brushes

How To Apply Black Smokey Eye Makeup

Step 1: Start with a clean base and apply a primer which allows the makeup to stay longer and makes it easier to blend the eyeshadow. You can use a concealer under the eyes and on the eyelids to even out any discoloration.

Step 2: Follow that with applying black eyeshadow to the outer corner of your eyes and into the crease.

Step 3: Blend out the eyeshadow to even it out and to get rid of any harsh lines.

Step 4: If you feel that it needs more intensity, you can apply more eye shadow.

Step 5: Apply a gel or pencil liner as close as you can to your lashline.

Step 6: Then, smudge it out and blend it with the black eye shadow you already applied.

Step 7: For an intense look, you can extend the eyeliner into the crease and deepen it. Be sure to blend it out properly.

Step 8: Next, apply the liner under your eyes as well.

Step 9: Smudge it out to intensify the smokey look.

Step 10: Clean any loose eye shadow or imperfections and apply a volumizing mascara and/or faux lashes.

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