When you see an advertisement today, one of the first things you will notice is that most of the models photographed are smoky eye makeup. Smokey Eye makeup is not difficult to apply if you follow a few basic steps to get your makeup right.
The first step in applying smokey eye makeup is to choose your colors. Any color that flatters your skin tone can be used, but you will need three shades of the same color or color family in light, medium, and dark shades. For example, if you used shades of gray for your smoky eye makeup, you would choose light gray, slate and soot for your three color tones.
After aligning the eyes with the eyeliner, the lightest color should be applied from the inside corner of the eye to one-third of the width. The color can be extended to the front line by following the curve of the bone above the eye. A light touch is needed to make sure that the color is not so thick that it obscures the natural beauty of the face.
Next, the average shade should be applied to the middle third of the lid. A clean break between the two shades is not necessary but be careful not to over mask the lighter shade of makeup around the eyes. This color should also be extended to the front line following the natural curvature of the eye and extended to the outer curve of the eyebrow.
The last, darkest color should be used sparingly and complete the look of smoky eye makeup. The color is applied on the last third of the eyelid and extended in a thin line on the outer curve of the eyebrow. Another thin line of this color should be lightly placed in the crease of the eye from the midpoint to the outer edge.
To complete the look of smoky eye makeup, a large makeup brush should be scanned over the entire eye area using a single long stroke from the inside corner to the outer edge of the eyebrow to melt each color in the following. Finish your look with a beautiful blush and lip gloss and you're ready for a night on the town.