Dramatic eye makeup can be very intimidating. It’s like you have to follow a lot of steps very carefully because one wrong move can ruin the whole look. But there’s an easy way to achieve the smoky-eye effect. All you need is an eyebrow pencil, a smoky eye shadow pallet, black eyeliner, mascara, and a pair of faux eyelashes.
Step 1: Fill in Your Eyebrows.
Trace the outside of your eyebrows, making an outline, using an eyebrow pencil. Make sure that it is two shades lighter than your hair color so it will appear more natural. Next, using a small angle brush, dust a little eyebrow powder or eye shadow to fill in your eyebrow starting with the part nearest to your nose. Again, like the pencil, make sure that it is two shades lighter than your hair color. Use the same brush to soften the outline you drew with the pencil to remove the hard lines.
Step 2: Highlight Your Brow Bones.
Using the lightest shade of your chosen eye shadow pallet, highlight your brow bones (it is located in between your upper eyelid and your eyebrow).
Step 3: Apply the Eye Shadow on Your Eyelids.
Apply a dark eye shadow on your entire eyelids evenly. Next, choose a darker eye shadow and apply it on the creases of your eyes and below your brow bone. It important to make sure that you shade both your eyelids evenly because if one’s darker than the other, it might create an illusion that your eyes are not of the same size. Once done, fill your inner lids with a lighter eye shadow. Then, apply the darkest shade of your eye shadow pallet on your lower lid (closest to the lash line).
Step 4: Line Your Lash Lines.
Use black eyeliner to line your upper lash lines and your waterlines. It makes your eye color pop and creates the drama to the shape of your eyes. Gel eyeliner is best for lining your lash lines because most formulas are smudge-proof or tear-proof, avoiding raccoon eyes.
Step 5: Va-va-voom Lashes!
Glue your faux lashes closest to your natural lashes as possible. Apply a volumizing mascara to make your natural lashes and your faux lashes come together somewhat. For a more dramatic effect, you can curl your lashes up and make your peepers looking awake and bigger.
Neutral shades are usually preferred for smoky-eyes but for a different and younger taste, blue and purple pallets are also must-tries. Perfecting the smoky-eye makeup may take a lot of practice but hey, it ups your glam to a whole new level. Just be patient and do 3 things: practice, practice, and more practice!