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How To Create A Smoky Eye Effect

How To Create A Smoky Eye Effect

Make smoldering eyes your best feature. This classic smoky eye effect suits everyone and will transform your look for night time, so learn how to create it with VideoJug's help.

Step 1: Choose A Color

A smoky eye is done with one color of eye shadow. Brown, grey, or black are good choices. Dark plum or navy are for the brave. Eyeliners should match.

Step 2: Prep Your Lid

Apply a thin layer of foundation across your lids. Then sweep on a nude colored shadow or powder. Use a light shimmer if you’re feeling fancy.

Step 3: Pencil In

Using your pencil, draw a line around your eyes. If you want your smoky eyes to look especially frisky, draw on your inner rims as well. Blend with a cotton swab.

Step 4: Brush Up

Start by sweeping on a layer of shadow close to the lashline with your eyeshadow brush, diffusing the eyeliner.

With a light hand, add another layer of eye shadow and blend upward... so the the color fades evenly from lash to crease. Line the lower eye with a liner brush and diffuse with a cotton swab.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Use a cotton swab to blend or clean up any shadow.

Apply two coats of mascara on curled lashes to polish the smoky eye look.