5 Steps to a Basic Smokey Eye Look

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Smokey eyes is a big trend right now and I don’t see it ending very soon. The key to smokey eyes is perfect blending. You want the colors to blend in flawlessly. It is very easy to do and it doesn’t take much time to do it. Here is the smokey eyes step by step instructions I will share with you on getting the perfect smoky eyes look.

The Smokey Make up Look

Step 1. Prepare your eyelids

The last thing you want is to have your eye makeup melt into your eyelid crease. So, you will want to keep your eyelids oil-free. Use an eye primer on your eye lids first before putting on eyeshadow. MAC’s paint is a good primer to use.

Step 2. Apply eyeliner

Depending on what type of eyeshadow color you want to achieve, apply eyeliner on your upper lids that is the same color as your eyeshadow. So if you looking at black, brown or grey eyes, use the same color eyeliner or if you are interested jeweled color eyes such as purple, dark green, and blue, use that eyeliner color or a darker shade like black instead. Make sure that when you are drawing the line, the middle eyelids have a thicker line.

Step 3. Blend color on bottom lashes

You will want to use a lighter color eyeliner for the bottom eye. The key is to smudge. You can use a little bit of eyeshadow to help smudge the bottom eyelid.

Step 4. Apply a light base color

This part is what gives the smokey eye effect. The point is to blend a lighter color with a darker hue. Dust a light shimmery base on your eye lids up to the brow bone. (I use a pearl color on my eyes :)). Then blend in with the darker color but make sure to keep the darker color below the crease. Use a dark eyeshadow and brush the eye lids starting at the lash line and then working your way up. Make sure to blend the eyeshadow at the lash line to make sure the eyeliner is no longer seen. Use a Q-tip if needed to blend color.

Step 5. Apply mascara.

Finish the eyes with several coats of mascara. My mascara of choice: Diorshow mascara. That’s the mascara I use and it is fabulous. If you want to do something more fun, try a blue or purple mascara. It definitely makes blue eyes pop.


Here’s another quick tip. Make sure to wear nude color lipgloss. You want to draw attention to your smokey eyes. The last thing you want to do is to wear a lipgloss that takes away from the eyes. Make sure to keep all focus on the eyes, so don’t wear lip gloss color such as red. It’s too distracting and it looks TACKY!

That’s all I have for today. Come back next time for more beauty secrets.


  1. Um, what is the middle eye? And when you say, “what color you want your eyes to be,” I presume you mean the color of shadow you plan to use, not, you know, what color you want your eyes to be. Is that correct?

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