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Our 3-Step Guide To Creating Smoky Eye Makeup

From subtle shading to bold blacks, here’s our 3-step tutorial to creating three different smoky eye looks.

What’s not to love about smoky eyes? It looks great on everyone and is easy to do yourself because it doesn’t have to be perfect. The most important thing to remember when creating this is to blend as it helps to keep the makeup natural. Here, we’ll teach you how to create three different variations of the look in just three steps.

Soft Smoky

Great for the office or a weekend out, this more natural look is surprisingly easy to achieve. When doing a soft smoky, try to stick to soft browns or light greys to prevent your makeup from appearing too overpowering.

  1. 1. Apply a shading powder about two or three tones darker than your natural skin colour over your whole lid and smudge a little over your lower lash line. This gives the base for your smoky eye and is always good when you start a smoky eye as it makes it more three-dimensional.
  2. 2. Using a medium brown/grey hue, apply colour along the crease of your eyelid while keeping the majority of the eyeshadow in the middle. It’s best to start from the middle of your lid as this makes it easier to blend the pigments. Using the same colour, lightly blend the shade below your lower lash line.

3. With a thin brush, apply a dark brown/grey eyeshadow on your lower lash line and blend. With this look, you can do without eyeliner as it can distract from the natural graduation of the shadow.

Tip: Soft browns are great for all skin types. However, if you have a darker skin tone, stay away from greys as they can look ashy against your complexion.