A Classic smoky eye never goes out of style, yet so many women are afraid to try it in fear of looking too dark. I have heard some clients say I don’t want to look like I have Panda bear eyes, which always makes me laugh. Today I’ll show you how to pull off a smoky eye that will work for an everyday woman.
To start, you want to define your brows. Your brows are what frame your face and once defined you can really see the shape of your eyes.
Next you will need a natural eye shadow base. I use wheat eye basic from Laura Mercier since it holds shadows on all day.
Over that I typically use a light vanilla color or shimmer to add light to the inner corner of the eye. Line the entire eye with liner, building the liner up to the outer lid, and smudge with a smudge brush back and forth into the lash line.
From there use a dark shadow and brush along the top of the liner, blending using an eye color brush. Blending is the key to an elegant smoky eye.
In the crease, I use a ponytail brush to blend a medium matte colored shadow. You want to create a cloud effect where the color is darker towards the eye and blend it out softer towards the crease.
Curl your lashes and add two coats of Mascara and you’re on your way from meetings to martinis.