Is there a better look to go for on New Year’s Eve than the classic Smokey Eye? The Smokey Eye is a flattering look that suits most people, but it can be a bit tricky to get it right. These easy steps will help you to create a dramatic look by using only four products:
- Start by applying a light eye shadow all-over your eyelid and crease. Use a natural colour to open up your eyes and to neutralize red or blue skin tones. Look for shadows with names like “Biscue”, “Beige” or “Sand”.
- Use a soft black or dark brown eye pencil to draw a line along your lower waterline. Use the same pen to draw a line alongside both your upper and lower lash line. The line does not have to be perfect, but try to reach in between your lashes. A good trick to reach in between your eye lashes is to tilt your head slightly backwards as you draw the line.
- Continue with a dark grey/brown eye shadow, preferably with a bit of shimmer. Use a soft brush, and make sure to shake of any excess color before using to avoid spill. Use the brush to smudge your pen marks upwards using circular motions. Gently use the same brush to smudge the lower line as well.
- Finish off with a layer of carbon black mascara on both your upper and lower lashes.
Don’t forget to use a good eye cream to rehydrate your skin before you put on your makeup to get the best results.