How To Do A Natural Smokey Eye Makeup ?
Step 1: Choose a good concealer or primer.Apply an eye primer to your entire lid and highlight area.
You can use a colorless eye primer (like Urban Decay Primer Potion) or for really dramatic black smokey eyes, you could use a black base on your lower lid (like MAC Paint Pot in “Blackground”)
Step 2: Apply the lightest eyeshadow as a wash .Apply a neutral shade all over your lids right up to the brow. e.g. almond colour or “Brulé” (soft creamy-beige)
Step 3: Apply the medium shade.Apply the medium eye shadow color to the center to outer part of your lower lid. This medium color will help transition the darkest color with the lightest color you have as a wash. e.g. “Copperplate” (matte mid-tone gray),
Step 4: Apply a dark shade.Use a blending brush (like MAC 217) to apply the darkest eye shadow color on your outer V. Blend it out along your crease. e.g. “Black Tied” (black with silver sparkle).
Step 5: Blend it all.Apply more of the lightest eye shadow on your highlight area to bring out your brow bone.Also pat more of the lightest color on your inner corner using a dense brush, like MAC 239
Step 6: Line your upper lash lineFor a more dramatic look, use a black liquid or gel liner and wing out the ends.
If you’re going for a daytime smokey eye, use a brown color to create your line.
Step 7: Highlight and line the lower lash line.Using a small angled brush, pick up some more of the darkest color and lightly apply it on your outer to center lower lash line.
Then line your lower waterline with a black pencil if you’re going for a dramatic smokey eye.
Otherwise, use a brown pencil for a daytime look