My Take on the Smokey Eye

My Take on the Smokey Eye

Sometimes I wonder if growing up with two brothers having a vast knowledge of Kung Fu movies and sports trivia has somehow drained my ability to perform basic girl tasks. 

I remember watching my friends in high school apply mascara in the bathroom like ballerinas preparing for a show, whereas I looked more like a drunk, overgrown toddler trying to face paint my own face. Basically, makeup has never been my jam until I got into blogging and had the time to really focus on the basics of makeup application.

But even with the makeup skills I have recently nailed down, the smokey eye has always eluded me – no joke I practiced for almost a full day to get this post right. I found so many good guides online, but most of them didn’t specify brush needs or colors – I had to figure that out through trial and error. 

So in order to save my fellow tomboys out there from crying until their mascara makes them look like a raccoon, here is how I do my subtle smokey eye.

 

 

 

STEP 1:

Start by highlighting the area just below your outer eyebrow in a white eyeshadow or something slightly darker if you are not as pale as me.

STEP 2:

Draw an oblong circle over your eye, starting from the inner eye and working your way out. I used a color just darker than my foundation and used the widest of my brushes.

STEP 3:

Using an angled brush, fill in the crease of your eyelid with a charcoal grey. Also line your upper and lower eyelid with the grey. 

STEP 4:

By pulling very gently on your eyelashes, keep your lid taut while you draw a straight line with liquid eyeliner. Apply mascara as you normally would to your upper and lower lashes and allow to dry.

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6 Comments

  1. September 13, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    I am just now trying to figure out how to apply eyeshadow like a normal person. The amount of YouTube videos I watch is insane…

    You did a pretty awesome job with this look, so the practice definitely paid off!

    Natalie Was Here

    • Annie
      September 20, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Haha that is my life story! It is worth it to learn but I cannot do it every day 🙂 Thanks for reading!

    • Annie
      September 20, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you so much Nikki! 🙂

  2. September 27, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I love your style of writing! And that smokey eye look! And your shirt! 😛

    Raashi
    reflectionswithraa.blogspot.com.au

    • Annie
      October 10, 2016 / 3:57 pm

      Thanks so much Raashi 🙂

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