Happy Summer Friday!
Any fun plans this weekend? If you are going out and about this weekend, today's post is for you.
Today, we are going to break down how to do the perfect smokey eye. The smokey eye is universally flattering. It can be done in the lightest of nude shades for daytime or dark, vampy shades for the most dramatic evening look.

For some reason, the smokey eye is intimidating to many people. In reality, it's simple to do. Please don't be afraid to try it. Even if you mess it up (You won't!), its just makeup and can be washed right off.

First off, gather up what you'll need. Here are my suggestions :

  • Whitening eye-drops
  • Eye shadow primer
  • Your favorite eye shadow quad
  • Eyelash Curler
  • Your favorite mascara
  • False Eyelashes & glue (optional)
  • Eyeliner
Now on to the how-do!

Step one:
Apply whitening eye-drops. The whiter your eyes, the more this smokey eye will pop.
I use Lumify and love it. 

Step two:
Put an eye shadow primer on all over your lid.
You might think that this step is one you can skip. Don't. Primer makes your eye shadow last much longer. Also, it makes blending far easier.

My all time favorite is Too Faced Eye Insurance...a little goes a LONG way.
                                     Too Faced Eye Insurance 

Step Three:
Once your shadow primer is completely dry, apply the lightest shade in your quad. Apply it from your lash line up to your brow.

Step four:
Apply dark brown or black eyeliner (pencil) to both your top and bottom lash lines. Don't be worried about having the line perfect, you'll be smudging it out later. This creates an extra smokey line.
My choice for this is Tarte's "Man eater" self sharpening liner. I have between 25-30 eyeliners, this one gets picked up 9 times out of 10.

Step Five:
Now, take the 2nd lightest shade in your quad. You are going to apply this from your lash line up to your crease. Once you have done that, blend it into the first shade you applied.

Step Six:
Take the 2nd darkest shade and reinforce your crease with it. Blend well.
Now, apply his shade over your eyeliner on your lower lash line.

Step Seven:
With a light hand (you can always add more), take the darkest eye shadow and make a side ways V with it. On your left eye, it should resemble the "less than" sign  < and on your right eye, it should resemble the "greater than" sign > .
Again, BLEND!

Step Eight:
Curl your lashes and put on your favorite mascara. Don't be skimpy, I use three coats. Add your falsies now if you  if you so choose!

Ta-Da, you are now rocking a smokey eye, you goddess!

Here is one I did for a very fancy night out in Vegas. Fake lashes for days.

I tend to do a lighter lipstick with a smokey eye, but that's just my preference. You do you babe!


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