A smokey eye is bold, certainly not subtle. Before I learned how to do this look, I was so intimidated by it. But then I started playing around with it and realized how simple it was. I used the Kat Von D palette because honestly I am obsessed with it and just can’t use anything else at the moment. So let’s break this down.
Spoiler: Smokey eyes are all about blending.
For a look like this, you might want to wait and do your face after in case of fall out. I usually fill my brows in, to serve as a guide as how far out to go with the blending.
Using both shadows labeled 1, apply this to your crease with a fluffy brush. This is going to help you blend out the black, but also serve as a transition color.
Ok, now the fun part. Take a black pencil liner and outline your lid. Create the outer V and draw in to the inner corner of your lid. Don’t worry if this in done sloppily, you are going to blend this out in the next few steps. Right now we are applying the pencil for a guide.
Fill this in with the pencil.
You could do this same look with dark brown, gray, purple, anything. The basic technique for a bold, blown out smoky eye is the same. You’ll just need a crease color and your base. If you have green eyes like me, imagine how your eyes would pop if you did a bold warm brown smokey eye. PHEW! Call the fire department.
Do you have a different smoky eye technique?
Until next time, plant nothing but love.