There’s something especially alluring about eyes that have been defined in a dark and mysterious way. But as simple as it may seem, going for a smokey and seductive look can sometimes make a babe’s eyes look waaay overdone.
Smokey eye makeup doesn’t have to go on heavy to make your date melt under your gaze. The trick is to set off the natural glow of your complexion by blending two sheer, shimmery shades of gray eye-shadows (one powder and one cream) with a luminous skin-toned eye-shadow.
What’s so good about this sheer smokey look?
- It’s ultra-wearable during the day and ultra-captivating at night, all year long.
- It pairs well with bold lip and cheek color without looking too overdone.
- It works for nearly all eye colors and skin tones.
- It’s easy to put on and easy to take off...kind of like our scrubs ;)
Here’s how babes can achieve a sheer smokey eye in 4 easy steps:
STEP ONE: Take a medium-sized domed eyeshadow brush and press a shimmery skin-toned shadow all along lid. Blend the remaining shadow on the brush upwards, just above the crease. Press a good amount of the same powder under bottom lashes and into the inner corner of eye. Lightly swipe a cotton swab to blend the edge.
STEP TWO: To add depth, use a light-to-medium gray shadow. Press it in with a tapered, domed shadow brush along upper lash line and along crease. Blend the two together to meet sheerly in the center of lid. To define the outer edge of lid, go back with the brush and press more shadow along lash line and into outer corner of eye.
STEP THREE: Swipe a creamy gunmetal gray eyeshadow stick along upper lash line and blend it in with the same domed brush from Step Two. Use the excess that remains on the brush to lightly blend more of a gray tone into lower lid directly behind lower lashes.
STEP FOUR: To finish the smokey eye look, curl lashes at the root and coat them with a few layers of black mascara. Now get ready for some eye contact and watch your date burn with desire.