So today we would be learning step by step how to do the perfect SMOKEY EYE MAKEUP look…..hope you’re as excited as I am, cos this is gonna be a really interesting one….so let’s get started out.

I uploaded some Images (just the basic things I feel will be needed for this tutorial) namely;

1.            Tools Used (Labelled 1 – 12)

2.            Work In Progress (Labelled A – F)

3.            Finished Work

I numbered the images for easy identification and clarity, and so that you can be able to flow and go along with me with ease. The products in this tutorial are just basic products I used to create the look, other products such as foundation, powder, can be any of your choice

Are we ready….so let’s start

I always start my makeup with my eyebrows (doesn’t mean you can’t start with your foundation, just do what works for you aite…cool)

– I used an Eyebrow definer (Labelled 1) to fill in my eye-brows and defined / made it look sharper with a Concealer (Labelled 2). You can view the outcome in the Work In Progress image (Labelled A). Now that the brows are done we move on to the eyes.
– After defining my eyebrows, I applied Concealer (Labelled 2) on my entire eyelid (this acts as a base).

– Apply an Eye Primer (Labelled 3) on just the eyelid, this will help the eye makeup to stick to the skin.

– I applied a Cream Eyeshadow (Labelled 4) on my entire eyes starting just underneath the eyebrows and work it downwards to the eyelids(Labelled B) and extended it a little under my eyes to form what is called a tear drop (that one na just makeup slang lol).

– Then  after that, apply a Grey Eyeshadow (Labelled 5) on the crease of the eyes (Labelled C).

–  Blend a Black eye shadow (Labelled 6) on top of the grey eyeshadow still on the crease of the eyes (Labelled C) .

– I applied more black eye shadow on the outside corners of my eyes, in the crease (Labelled D)…..(in the Work In Progress Image) creating a ‘v’ shaped curve and blended well to remove any skew lines or smudges (blending is very key in makeup).

– I lined my eyes (up and down) with a black eyeliner (Labelled 7) , by drawing the line almost into the eyelashes; otherwise there will be a gap between the eyelashes and the eyeliner line. Did the same underneath my eyes. 

– After that I applied black eye shadow (Labelled 6) over the eyeliner line both up and down and smudged it creating a smokey effect.

– I applied another layer of the cream highlighting eyeshadow (Labelled 4)  just underneath the eyebrows and on the inside corners of my eyes.

– Took my mascara (Labelled 8) and applied it on the upper eyelashes by making a zigzag movement till the end of the eyelashes. This movement will prevent the eyelashes from clumping and will give them a fuller look and I also applied it on the lower lashes.

– After that I applied Face Primer (Labelled 9) all over my face before applying foundation on my entire face (the Face Primer helps the foundation and powder last longer and it also controls oil on the face), and applied some concealer (Labelled 2) under my eyes (Labelled E) to give my eyes a lift.

–  I applied a Wine lip liner (Labelled 10) to my lips (Labelled F)  and gently filled it in with the lip liner. Then I dusted brown powder all over my lips (the powder acts as a holding base for the lipstick so that it will last longer).

– Then I applied a Tulip lipstick (Labelled 10) on my lips (Labelled F) and finished off with a little transparent lipgloss…( can use a nude lipstick and lip liner if you desire)

– I applied Blush (Labelled 12), upwards in a straight line, beginning opposite my nose and taking it upwards till the outside corner of my eyes, then I made circular motion on the line that I had drawn to ensure that there are no visible lines on the cheeks.

–  Then I set my entire look with a brown powder.

Please note that smokey eyes does not always have to be only black. You can use various colors such as brown, plum, purple, blue…etc. Just make sure that you stay in the same color range.

C’est finis (It is finished lol). We have the completed look in the Finished Look Image. Did this tutorial help? Can you create this same look and post it here? Do you have any questions? #diadem


Source: Zeezee Designs Concepts BlogSpot

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