Whether it’s the Grammy’s red carpet, the Oscars or the MTV awards, you are bound to see Hollywood divas rocking smoky eye make-up in a host of different ways from classic dark shades to metallic blends and even plums. If you wish you knew how to create the perfect smoky eye effect and look super sexy like your favorite Hollywood celebs, then it’s your lucky day! Girls, today we’ll show you exactly how to get that perfect smoky eye look and get your sexy out in no time. Here we go:
Step 1 # Know the Ground Rule To nail this look, you should know the ground rule and that is to blend, blend and blend. Step 2 # Select 3 Complementing Hues - Light, Medium & Dark Now select 3 shades from the same color palette. By that we mean, for example, if you want that charcoal smoky eye effect, use three complementing hues like light, medium and dark. Our top pick is the Eye-shadow Trio smokey eye color palette. For silvery blue smoky eye effect, we recommend brands like Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Color Duo in Sky. Step 3 # Create a Smooth Canvas for Your Eye-Shadow The next step is to prepare your eye lids by applying a thin layer of foundation across your lids. If you don’t have foundation, you can always use a concealer or a primer. They’ll serve the same purpose; create a smooth surface for your eye-shadow to stick on. We suggest you use ModelCo Fluid Splash 3 in 1 Foundation. Step 4 # Use Pressed Power Now, gently sweep a pressed powder over to your eye lids. This will help minimize eye shadow creasing. Step 5 # Trace Your Top Lash Line Using a black eye pencil trace your top lash line; for best results trace from the inner corner to the outer one. Try Eye Define Eye Pencil in Black. It’s really good. Now using the same pencil, trace your lower lash line. Expert Advice: Smudge your black eye liner with your finger or a blending brush to create that undone look. Step 6 # Know the Trick - Go from Lightest to the Darkest Shade The trick is to go from light to dark. Start by sweeping the lightest shade in your color palette close to the lash and across your entire lid with your eye-shadow brush. Step 7 # Blend the Medium Shade The next step is to take the medium shade and blend it softly half way across. Remember to blend it upward and outward into the crease of your lid. Step 8 # Apply the Darkest Shade Experts suggest using a fluffy blending-brush to apply the darkest shade for that smoldering and intense dark smoky eye effect. Sweep the darkest shade in your palette into the outer corner of your eye and the crease. Blend it nicely for best results. Step 9 # Dust a Light Eye Shadow on Your Brow Bone Now dust a small amount of the lighter shadow over on your brow bone to create a contrasting look and highlight your angles. Furthermore, it is advised to sweep the darkest shade just under your eye, close to your lower lash line. This will balance the intensity of your upper eye lid. Step 10 # Take Time to Blend Use your blending brush to blend your shadow for a good finish and to buff out harsh lines. To accentuate your look, make sure to curl your lashes and apply mascara.