To apply smoky eye makeup, prime the eyelids, apply dark eyeliner, apply light eye shadow, then define the creases with darker shadow, and apply mascara. This 10-minute procedure requires a mirror, eyelid primer, dark eyeliner, several shades of eye shadow, eye shadow brushes, an eyelash curler and mascara.
- Prime the eyelids
Close one eye, pat a tiny dab of eyelid primer over the lid, and blend it with a fingertip. Give the primer 10 seconds to dry, then open the eye, and prime the other lid.
- Line the eyes
Apply dark eyeliner along the upper lash lines, making the middle of the line thicker than the ends. Then draw a thin line along the lower lash lines, and smudge it with a fingertip.
- Apply light eye shadow
Dip a fluffy brush into a light eye shadow, and apply it over the eyelids. Blend it up towards the eyebrows.
- Contour the creases
Apply dark eye shadow to the outer corners of the eyelids, and blend it into the creases. Use a light hand, and apply the shadow gradually to avoid using too much.
- Apply mascara
Curl the upper lashes, and apply a coat of black mascara. Wait 60 seconds, then apply a second coat.