How To Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-By-Step

Written by Kinnari AsharMay 11, 2023
How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-by-step

If you're a makeup enthusiast looking to create the perfect smokey eye, then you've come to the right place. We know that applying a smokey eye can be intimidating, but fear not! In this article, we'll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to apply smokey eye makeup with pictures. You'll learn everything from selecting the right eyeshadow colours, to blending techniques, so you can achieve a flawless and sultry look. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, our tutorial has got you covered. So, grab your makeup bag, and let's get started! 

Smokey Eye Makeup: The Basics  

If you're a makeup lover, you've probably heard of the classic and iconic smokey eye makeup look. This sultry style is achieved by using a blend of dark eyeshadow shades to create a smoky effect around the eyes. A well-done smokey eye can make a dramatic difference to your overall makeup look, and it's perfect for special occasions or a night out. Let us walk you through the smokey eye makeup steps with pictures to achieve the perfect look.   

How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup   

Here is how to apply eye makeup step by step with pictures.  

1. Step 1: Prep your eyes 

How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-by-step

Before starting your smokey eye makeup, make sure to prep your eyes with an eye primer. This will help your eyeshadow stay put all day and prevent any creasing. Apply a small amount of primer on your eyelids and blend it out with your fingers. 

2. Step 2: Apply a light base 

How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-by-step

Apply a light eyeshadow shade all over your eyelids as a base. This will help your dark eyeshadow shades blend seamlessly later. Use a flat eyeshadow brush to apply the colour, and blend it out with a fluffy blending brush. 

Use the Lakmé Absolute Explore Eyeshadow Stick - Subtle Pink as your base eyeshadow. It is a versatile eyeshadow stick versatile that comes in convenient, travel-friendly packaging that easily fits in your bag or pocket. With its ever-so-easy glide, this eyeshadow stick ensures an effortless, no-mess application, making it perfect for both beginners and pros alike. 

3. Step 3: Choose your dark eyeshadow 

How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-by-step

The key to a perfect smokey eye look is to choose the right dark eyeshadow shades. You can go for a classic black or grey shade, or experiment with different colours like deep purple or navy blue. Use a small eyeshadow brush to apply the dark colour to your outer corner and blend it inward towards the centre of your eyelid. 

Upgrade your eyeshadow game with the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Smokin Glam. This versatile palette features striking dark shades that match any mood or occasion, so you can always step into the spotlight with confidence. The unique combination of shades lets you create any look you desire, whether it's a subtle daytime look or a bold nighttime statement. With its easy-to-blend formula and long-lasting wear, this palette is perfect for both beginners and pros alike. 

4. Step 4: Blend, blend, blend 

How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-by-step

Blend the dark eyeshadow shade into your eyelid with a fluffy blending brush. Make sure to blend out any harsh lines to create a seamless transition between the light and dark eyeshadow shades. You can use a clean brush to blend out any harsh lines. 

5. Step 5: Highlight your brow bone 

How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-by-step

Use a light shimmery eyeshadow shade to highlight your brow bone. Apply the colour with a small eyeshadow brush and blend it out with a fluffy blending brush. 

Elevate your eye makeup game with Lakmé 9to5 Eye Quartet - Desert Rose. Get ready to dazzle with this versatile eyeshadow palette that comes with four vivid, high-intensity shades. With its easy-to-blend formula, these powders are perfect for defining and highlighting your eyes to give you that professional edge.  

6. Step 6: Apply eyeliner 

How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-by-step

Apply eyeliner to your upper lash line to define your eyes. You can use a pencil or liquid eyeliner depending on your preference. You can also smudge the eyeliner slightly for a more smokey effect. 

Make a statement with this Lakmé Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner. This versatile eyeliner is designed to help you achieve any look you desire, whether it's a subtle everyday style or a dramatic cat eye for a special occasion. With its unique flex-tip brush, you can effortlessly create precise lines in one easy stroke. Its intense black colour and smudge-free, waterproof formula will keep your eyes looking bold and beautiful for up to 24 hours.  

7. Step 7: Finish with mascara 

How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup: Step-by-step

Finish off your smokey eye makeup look with a coat of mascara on your upper and lower lashes. This will complete the look and make your eyes pop. 

If you are looking for a mascara that adds volume without weighing down your lashes, look no further than Lakmé Eyeconic Volume Mascara. With ingredients like calendula extract and castor oil, this mascara not only adds volume but also cares for your lashes. Its water-resistant formula ensures that your lashes stay volumized and defined for up to 8 hours without smudging. Plus, with its deep black glossy finish, your eyes will look eyeconic and bold with just one swipe. 

With these tips and tricks on how to apply smokey eye makeup with pictures, you're now equipped to confidently rock a stunning smokey eye makeup look. Whether you're heading out for a date night or attending a special event, this sultry and dramatic style is sure to turn heads. Remember to always prep your eyes with an eye primer, choose the right eyeshadow shades, and blend carefully for a seamless transition. Don't be afraid to experiment with different colours and techniques to find the perfect smokey eye look for you. 

FAQs about How to Do Smokey Eye Makeup  

How do I prevent fallout from my eyeshadow? 

To prevent fallout from your eyeshadow, tap your brush to remove any excess product before applying it to your lid. You can also hold a tissue under your eye to catch any fallout. 

Can I wear a smokey eye during the day? 

Yes, you can wear a smokey eye during the day. Just make sure to choose lighter shades and blend carefully for a more subtle look. 

How do I pair my smokey eye with other makeup? 

To pair your smokey eye with other makeup, keep your lips and cheeks neutral to avoid overwhelming your look. A light blush and nude or pink lipstick are perfect complements to a smokey eye. 

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