A smouldering smokey eye can really amp up your look which is exactly why we love this particular eye makeup when heading for a night out. It is dramatic, bold and, well, gorgeous all at once! So tell us something. How many times have you saved a smokey eye makeup look in your phone to recreate it later? Quite a few times right? And how many times you just couldn’t start with it thinking you would mess it up? Quite a few times again we are sure!

You’d be glad to know that you’re not alone. Smokey eye makeup is tough and tricky to achieve. Unless you are a pro at the makeup game or are incredibly gifted, the process of working up a smokey eyes makeup can involve blood, sweat and tears, no kidding! But that doesn’t mean you have to make peace with wearing boring eye makeup all your life. We have something that will help you big time. Here is a curated list of different smokey eyes makeup looks and a step by step makeup tutorial to achieve each one of them.

So take your pick from these 8 amazing smokey eyes makeup looks that are picture-perfect for your next night out and follow these easy steps to get the look in no time...


Mod black

Mod black -  smokey eye makeup look

The classic smokey eye look is an all-time favourite eye makeup look, without a doubt. It is intense, daring and oh-so-sexy. Plus, a black haze around the eyes makes your eyes look bigger and brighter. If you haven’t mastered the art already, here how you can do it. 

Step 1: Start with moisturising and priming your eyes, of course.

Step 2: Take the black shade and apply it on the crease of your lid.

Step 3: Next take a black kajal pencil and apply it gently onto the lid.

Step 4: Now take an eyeshadow brush and smudge it over the entire lid.

Step 5: Pick the same black shade again and smear it on the upper and lower lid, close to the lash line.

Step 6: Apply some glitter if you’re going for a glamour-oozing look.    


Gunmetal smoke

Gunmetal  smokey eye makeup look

A twist to your classic mod black smokey eyes makeup, gunmetal smoke is the newest addition to this makeup style that was spotted recently on the runways. It uses metallic grey for the smokey eye effect. Get the look with Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Silver.

Step 1: Prime your eyes and use a concealer on the eyelids as create a base.

Step 2: Pick the silver shade from the palette and apply it on the lid starting from the centre.

Step 3: Smudge it out to the inner and outer corners of the eyes.

Step 4: Apply a fine line of the shade on the lower lash line and smudge with a brush

Step 5: Finish with liner and a couple of coats of mascara.


Bright Spring

Bright Spring - smokey eye makeup look

Love playing with colours when it comes to eye makeup? You can work with vivid and lively colours like shades of a sunset—pink and orange and team it with smokey brown to create the spring smoke on your eyes. Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - Nude Beach will help you achieve the exact look.

Step 1: Prime your lids with primer and a neutral base.

Step 2: Feather the brown hue from the palette starting from the outer corner of your eye working towards the crease. Smudge the colour a little above the crease and on the lower lid as well.

Step 3: Time to throw in the pink. Tap the light pink colour on the centre of the upper lid and blend a little.

Step 4: Apply orange colour from the palette and apply it on the inner corner of the upper lid.

Step 5: Define your eyes with black eyeliner and mascara.


Gold and copper

Gold and copper -  smokey eye makeup look

This look is perfect for pairing with your dazzling golden outfit at a wedding or glamorous event. A mix up of bronze, black and gold with a hint of shimmer will make you look effortlessly gorgeous in minutes. Rely on Lakmé 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow - Desert Rose to play copycat to the look. 

Step 1: Prep your lids with primer and apply a neutral base.

Step 2: Apply the gold hue from the palette and apply the shade on the upper lid starting from the inner corner, working your way up to the middle.

Step 3: Take the copper shade and pack it in the middle of the lids. Blend it slightly with the help of eyeshadow brush.

Step 4: Pick a black eyeshadow shade and apply on the outer edge and lower lid. Blend the shades such that there aren’t any visible lines.

Step 5: Highlight your brow bones, apply thick eyeliner and wear long lashes for the extra oomph.


Rainbow filter

Rainbow filter -  smokey eye makeup look

No a fan of black on eyes but love a smokey eye makeup look? We got you! We suggest you go for the rainbow-filtered smokey eye look. This iridescent and enchanting look is perfect for a fun party, girls night out or even Coachella. Get hold of Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - Royal Persia palette and get started. 

Step 1: On freshly primed and concealed eyes, create a base of mauve from the palette on the upper lid till crease and lower lid.

Step 2: Buff the dark blue shade on the outer corner of the upper and lower lids.

Step 3: Tap the light blue shade on the centre of lids with brush and blend.

Step 4: Apply the purple colour on the inner corner of your eyes.

Step 5: Finish this look with a stroke of mascara for bomb lashes.


Earthy emit

Earthy emit -  smokey eye makeup look

How can we talk about the most stunning smokey eyes makeup look and miss a subtle earthy smokey eye look? For a date night or rocking monochrome makeup look with nude lips, this is just the perfect look to sport. Grab Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - French Rose for this soft smokey look.

Step 1: Moisturise your lids and use an eye primer. 

Step 2: Use the light brown shade from the palette and apply a generous amount on the outer edge of the eye and blend it inwards coating the entire upper lid. Smear it a bit above the crease

Step 3: Apply the same colour on the lower lid and blend well.

Step 4: Line the eyes with Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal - Ash Brown and smudge it on the lower and upper lash line.

Step 5: Apply two or three coats of mascara to finish the look.


Beguiling blue

Beguiling blue -  smokey eye makeup look

A beautiful blue smokey eye is a look that can literally turn your boring party makeup into a sultry and ravishing one. Team this mesmerising single shadow eye makeup with nude lips and minimal makeup and let your eyes do all the talking. Here’s how you get the look…

Step 1: Use a moisturiser and primer on your lids and blend.

Step 2: Pick a light shade similar to your skin tone and apply on the lids.

Step 3: Take a dark blue shade from Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - Royal Persia and start swiping it on the lids using an eyeshadow brush.

Step 4: Blend and smudge the colour seamlessly covering the entire upper lid and lower lid.

Step 5: Finish the look by applying tons of mascara.



Sunkissed -  smokey eye makeup look

Smokey eyes makeup doesn’t always have to have dark colours. For a summery look, try the mellow yellow smokey on your eye to get a refreshing look. All you need is the Lakmé 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow - Tanjore Rush and your eye shadow brush to get this sun kissed look.

Step 1: Start with moisturised and primed eyes.

Step 2: Apply the yellow shade from the palettes on the upper and lid till the crease, leaving the inner corners.

Step 3: Swipe the brown hue from the palette and apply on the outer corners of the eyes and blend it till the centre.

Step 4: Apply highlighter on the inner corner of the eyes and some mascara, and you’re done!

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