Its No Popularity Contest, Smokey Eye Makeup Wins Hands Down...
The most requested makeup look that I get asked for is, hands down, the smokey eye makeup. Lucky for me this is my specialty, a timeless look that I love! The smokey eye look is so popular yet so many people are scared of attempting it themselves. Most people think that the smokey eye look is reserved for special occasions, a late night out on the town or only for those gorgeous celebrities with their professional on call Makeup Artists! Damn them! If you are one of these people then I totally get it, so I am here to shed some light and show you how you can create the smokey eye you have always wanted and show you how you can wear it everyday in just a few basic steps.
Rule No. 1: A smokey eye makeup is not only for the Kardashians of this world, a smokey eye makeup can suit ANYONE at ANY TIME OF THE DAY. The difference is knowing how to apply it as a day time makeup say for work and how to liven it up for an evening makeup or special occasion.
Rule No. 2: Smokey eye makeup can be created using any colours, not just black. All you need are lighter and darker colours. An example of this can be using Monochromatic colours; tints, tones, and shades of a single hue or similar hues. Another example is using Complimentary colours; opposite colours like black, white and brown or blue and Terracotta.
Rule No. 3: Perhaps the most important rule; Practice Practice Practice! If you don’t practice then you will never know what suits you, what colours you like and you will never get the technique down. The only way to build your confidence is to practice. When my hubby is out with his mates for the night, I like to stay at home and experiment with colours and looks, no one is watching, so Go For It!
The Glamour & The Wash
I will show you 2 of the most common ways to apply smokey eye makeup, these 2 ways suit just about everyone. Practice these looks, use various colours. Add more product for a more dramatic look and less for a more subtle look. Just ensure you follow the pattern of where to apply the different colours. Remember with any smokey eye makeup you need light colours as well as dark, the degree of how much dark you use will determine how dramatic it is *hint hint.. use less darker colours for a more natural day time look.
What you will need:
Glamour Smokey Eye...
If there is anything you have learnt while reading this post is that you should play around with your eyeshadows, practice and try new things. What I have briefly explained is the absolute basics to what you can do when it comes to DIY smokey eye makeup. The more you experiment and practice the more confident you will become and the more you will learn what suits you and what you like.
Please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me direct for any questions.
Thank you for reading! :)
Alondra For Makeup
Perth's best makeup and beauty guru, with over 20 years in the industry.