The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. Make sure that your medium (lid) color does not have a harsh divide with your dark (crease) color. The best makeup brush for a smoky eye is a domed eyeshadow brush, which is rounded at the top. Line your upper lashline with a liquid or gel eyeliner and create a wing.
Apply the plum eyeshadow towards the outer corner of your eyelid and blend it along with the eyeliner. Now switch to a clean, round, soft eyeshadow brush, and gently go over your crease to blend the colors together. Sweep inwards with your dark shadow, going to only about halfway across your lower lashes.
Curl your lashes and apply mascara. Apply a thick coat of mascara after curling your lashes. Finish off the look by lining the eyes with dark eyeliner plus lots of black mascara. Line your lower lashline with the copper eyeshadow. Moving to the upper and lower waterline, define them with your kohl or eyeliner pencil.
This style keeps the eyeshadow at a light nude shade until it introduces a darker shade right at the outer corner. Using a thin brush, trace a wing from your upper lashline that connects to the crease line (it looks like a leaf), as seen in the image. These usually come in a nude base color and help to prepare the eyes and set the skin for the darker colors to come.
Using a pale nude color, fill in the entire eyelid, even covering the crease. On the center, apply a copper shade of eyeshadow and blend the harsh edges out with a blending brush, taking the color outwards. Use a brush to smudge the black shadow to create a smokey effect.
Add further definition by lining your upper lashline with a black gel or liquid eyeliner. Use green eyeshadow and apply it along the upper lashline. Step 6: Create a winged line on the outer corner of the eye using a classic black eyeshadow (Noir from ABH). For a fancy dinner party, wear the classic black smokey eye with your favorite LBD.
Check the video for the soft brown shade that I am using for a transition color. I'm going to be using Certifeye Rose Gold Glitter on my lid, to give my eyeshadow look some sparkly pop. Best of all, you can take risks that other eye colors simply can't. Use a primer or a concealer on your eyelids to increase the longevity of your makeup.
Take a pencil in whatever color you chose and make a thick line on your upper lash line. Apply a winged line with the black liquid or gel eyeliner. Once again, use a brush to smudge and soften out the kohl along your lower lashline. Apply a primer and start by covering your eyelid with a nude eyeshadow for the base.
Finally, apply black mascara and false eyelashes (Red Cherry makeup for black women #43) if you want to take this look from day to night. Take your medium shade of eyeshadow and start from halfway up your eyelid, sweeping towards your crease. With the blending brush, blend out the colors for a seamless effect.
Take care not to go over the entire eyelid, just the crease area. Using dirty, old, or sponge brushes will create a smeared look that doesn't blend. Once you prime your eyelids, apply a nude eyeshadow using a flat brush. The classic smoky eye is created with black or gray, but bronze and brown are also commonly used.
Make sure that the darkest point still remains at the outside corner of your lash line. You should notice the color on your lids blending gradually into the pink on your crease. To define your crease, use a flat brush and add some brown eyeshadow into the crease area.
Start by applying an eye makeup primer. Start by covering the entire eyelid with a primer and then a light neutral shade close to your skin color. Lashes galore and a bold cat eye are Nicki Minaj's cup of tea. Have a large fluffy brush, makeup remover and q-tips on hand to fix any mistakes or loose shadow on your cheeks.