When dressing up for any occasion, most women choose to go bold on their eyes. And when it comes to playing them up, smokey eye makeup tops the charts.

3 kinds of smokey eye makeup to try this weekend

If you’ve always wondered how to do eye makeup of the smokey eye variety, here is a step-by-step guide…

Black smokey eyes
 

Black smokey eyes

One of the most popular and stunning variations of the smokey eye, black smokey eyes are easily achievable and just the right amount of sexy to your look. Here is a guide…

Step 1

Cover your entire eyelid with gentle strokes of the Lakmé Eyeconic pencil in Black. This will help create the smokey eye effect and allow your shadow to stay long.

Step 2

Use the black eyeshadow from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette in silver and pat it on top of the liner using an eyeshadow brush.

Step 3

Drag the colour on your crease and blend using a blending brush. Intensify the eyeshadow if need be but make sure it is blended well outwards at the corner of your eyes.

Step 4

Pat the same eyeshadow on an angled brush and apply on the waterline.

Step 5

Finish off with the Lakmé Eyeconic Mascara that’ll give you long, fluttery lashes you always desired.

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Purple smokey eyes
 

Purple smokey eyes

You’ve got to admit that purple is quite an underrated colour. When used on the eyes in the form of an eyeshadow, it can create a magical look. Here’s how you can give purple smokey eyes a shot…

Step 1

Apply the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal on your upper lash line and waterline.

Step 2

Get hold of a smudger brush and gently smudge the kohl both on the upper lashline as well as the waterline.

Step 3

Now using an eyeshadow brush, apply almost four coats of the purple eyeshadow from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette in silver on your upper eyelid and waterline.

Step 4

Next, using a blending brush, blend the eyeshadow towards the crease.

Step 5

Add some gold eyeshadow on the inner corners of your eyes using the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette in gold.

Step 6

Curl your lashes by way of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara and you’re done!

Bluish-purple smokey eyes
 

Bluish-purple smokey eyes

When blue and purple come together to create a smokey eye effect, nothing can stop your eyes from doing the talking. If you’ve always wanted it for yourself, here’s how to ace the look…

Step 1

Start by applying the grey shadow from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette near your lash line and blend it upwards.

Step 2

Follow this up with the blue shade from the same palette and blend it together.

Step 3

Apply some more of the blue shade in the center of your eyelid and blend in both directions.

Step 4

Finish by applying the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal to your upper and lower waterline and lengthen your lashes using the Lakmé Eyeconic Mascara.