NATURAL SMOKEY EYE & SUBTLE SMOKEY EYE TIPS
The smokey eye is a modern classic, with its roots in rock clubs and runways. It's a look that gives anyone who wears it chic, sexy attitude. A good smoky eye is universal and timeless. It doesn't care about your eye color or shape, how old you are or what the occasion is. There are multiple smokey eyes you can create, from the natural smokey eye or subtle smokey eye to the bold, black smokey eye. A natural smokey eye or subtle smokey eye uses light and medium-toned eye shadow shades and is great for daytime—think a day out shopping with the girls or weekend brunch. A dark smokey eye uses light, medium and dark eyeshadow shades and is made for date nights, nights at the club and formal weddings. Either way, you can't go wrong—both looks are smokin' hot! Ready to create a smokey eye? Scroll to get started.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR A NATURAL SMOKEY EYE LOOK?
HOW TO DO A NATURAL SMOKEY EYE STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR SHADE
HOW TO DO A NATURAL SMOKEY EYE STEP 2: LINE LASH LINES
HOW TO DO A NATURAL SMOKEY EYE STEP 3: APPLY SHADOW & BLEND
1/3 TRY THIS NATURAL SMOKEY EYE LOOK
To create your natural smokey eye, first load up your eyeshadow brush with your lightest shade and dust all over your lids and crease. Brush it upwards towards brows so you have a uniform, clean-looking base to work your medium-toned shade on.
2/3 TRY THIS NATURAL SMOKEY EYE LOOK
Start with a small amount of your medium shade of shadow and dust it on the outer third of upper eyelids, and just at the corners of the lower lash line for balance. Blend it out past the corners of eyes for a smoldering effect. Start small at first—you can always add more!
3/3 TRY THIS NATURAL SMOKEY EYE LOOK
Now choose your second-lightest shade and dust lightly over lids for a glazed, luminous finish. Don't be afraid to add shimmer even though it's a natural look. This touch really pulls the look together!