The term smokey eye may sound intimidating to some, but a smokey eye doesn’t have to be all black. In fact, the smokey eye is by far the most requested look I come across as a professional makeup artist in Chicago. You can smoke just about any color shadow around the eye. As long as it is well blended, it will work. I will explain to you how to apply a gorgeous smokey eye perfect for your next party in just 5 easy steps!

  1. Apply eyeshadow primer.
  2. Apply black (or your darker shadow) to the outer edge of the eyelid, dusting underneath the eye.
  3. Apply your choice of silver, gold or glitter/shimmer pigment to the inner corners of the eyelid. Lightly dusting underneath the eye on the inner corner as well.523576657
  4. Apply liquid, gel or pencil liner on the top of the eyelid, gently blending into your eyeshadow.
  5. Finish the look with a generous application of mascara523600579

If you have a hard time blending, try applying a beige/shimmery shadow on the brow bone to help blend any harsh edges. This is a technique I use on a daily basis to ensure everything is always perfectly blended!

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