A smokey eye look can take forever to master - one little mistake and you could end with up not-so-pretty raccoon eyes *yikes*. However, it’s one eye makeup look that every girl must learn to create. Why, you ask? Well, because it pairs well with any outfit - western and traditional, alike.

If you’re a makeup newbie and don’t really know what products are needed in order to create the perfect smokey eye, fret not. Here’s a comprehensive list of products that any girl wanting to create the perfect smokey eye needs in her kitty. Take a look…

 

A primer

A primer

A smokey eye requires pretty intense colours. To keep your eyeshadow in place, it’s essential to prime your lids prior to applying eyeshadow in order to prevent the colour from creasing and smearing. Plus, it helps create a smooth canvas for your eyeshadow to glide on.

We recommend: Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer

 

An eyeshadow palette

An eyeshadow palette

While a smokey eye can be created using a wide variety of colours, using darker colours such as blacks and browns never goes out of style. Hence, look for a palette that includes these colours. Additionally, pick eyeshadows that have a soft powder formula as they look extremely stunning and are easier to blend.

We recommend: Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - French Rose

 

A highly pigmented kajal

A highly pigmented kajal

To give your eye makeup that extra edge and definition, it is always better to have an extremely pigmented dark black kajal in your kitty. Simply use this pencil close to your lash line and then smudge it out for an instant smokey eye look. Remember to pick a kajal that is not smudge-proof or waterproof or else it’ll defeat the purpose.

We recommend: Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal – Black

 

The right kind of brushes

The right kind of brushes

For any makeup look to look flawless, it is important to use the right tools. Thus, it’s important to pick the right brush to properly blend the dark eyeshadows and eliminate any harsh lines. Blending with a makeup brush is the number one way to give smokey eye that beautiful seamless finish.