Sultry and sexy, smokey eye makeup is a timeless look that’s the beauty equivalent of an LBD (translation: it’s not going anywhere anytime soon). Be it your glamourous dress, festive-ready saree or a chic pantsuit, a smokey eye look goes perfectly with everything.
However, we have spotted some stunning variations of the classic look in recent times. Yep. It’s not just your dramatic, black or gold smokey eye. There are some really chic and quirky ways to play up smokey eye makeup. Can’t wait to see what they are? Here is a low-down of five chic ways to wear a smokey eye look for minimalist, maximalists and every eye makeup lover out there.
Soft shimmer smoke
Shimmer and black could be OTT for some occasions but it doesn’t mean you have to trade your smokey eye look for boring eye makeup. You can mellow it down by using a grey or soft black on your eyes, with a shimmer of course. This look is perfect for a day wedding or a black-tie affair as it is equal parts elegant and glamorous.
Black and brown
Feel all-black eye makeup is a bit too much for you? Team it with a toned-down brown shade. Black and brown together is a winning duo that gives you the same stunning look with less drama on your eyes. Simply buff a dark brown shade on your upper and lower lid. Line your eyes with a black kohl pencil and smudge it along the upper and lower lash lines.
For winged liner loyalists, here is a superb way to wear smokey eye without ditching your wing. Graphic eyeliner is one of the hottest eye makeup trend RN and winged liner, for one, is totally worth trying out. It is easy to work and looks chic and edgy. Simply extend your eyeshadow colour into a wing and join it with the lower lid. Smudge to achieve the smokey look and you are done.
Nothing beats the heavy-duty black smokey eye. It is high on drama and looks oh-so-gorgeous. Plus, you can literally just pack black hue on your lids, smudge to create a smoke and you’re all set. It’s almost unbelievable how this intense eye makeup goes with any outfit, occasion and look.
Smokey sans liner
If you aren’t big on liners and heavy eye makeup but love a smokey eye, then this look is your best bet. Pick an eye shadow shade like burnt orange, mauve or purple and create a smokey eye by smearing it on your upper and lower lid. Skip the liner and finish the look with lots of mascara.
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