Smokey eye makeup is like a little black dress. It’s timeless, chic, and iconic. More importantly, the smokey eye look draws attention to your eyes, and you can customize it to flatter your eye shape and style.
From classic black to dramatic smokey eye looks, it’s time to find out which smokey eye makeup style is ideal for you!
Classic Black Smokey Eyes
When you want to look hot without trying too hard, nothing does the trick like classic smokey eye makeup. To create classic black smokey eyes, you’ll need to apply the following products in that exact order: primer, concealer, powder, light-colored base shade and black eye shadows, eyeliner, and mascara.
Pro tip: after applying eye shadow on the eyelids, keep your eyes closed for a minute to lock the color in.
Here are a few examples of classic black smokey eyes that are trending right now!
Shimmering Smokey Eyes
The shimmering eye trend features a fashionable, luminous, and attractive look no one can stay indifferent to.
To create shimmering smokey eyes, you’ll need primer and concealer. Use powder only if you choose black, brown, or gray eyeshadow colors. Next is the light-colored base shade for your eyeshadow look and colorful shimmering eyeshadow of your choice. Finish your look with eyeliner and mascara.
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Matte Smokey Eyes
Matte smokey eyes create one of the most seductive, iconic looks that anyone can recreate.
To create matte smokey eyes, you’ll need primer and concealer. (Use powder only if you choose black, brown, or gray eyeshadow colors.) After applying the light-colored base shade for your eyeshadow look, apply eyeliner. Smudge matte eyeshadow on top of the eyeliner and smoke out the lower lash line as well. Finish your look with mascara.
Glossy Smokey Eyes
Glossy smokey eyes are a popular makeup choice among celebrities such as Hayley Bieber, and Kim Kardashian. The good news is that you can also recreate this makeup style without much effort.
All you need is a primer, concealer, powder (only if you choose black, brown and gray eyeshadow colors), the light-colored base shade, and eyeshadow of your choice. To create a glossy smokey eyes effect, apply a small amount of the clear gloss with a flat eyeshadow brush. Eyeliner and mascara are optional.
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Dramatic Smokey Eyes
The dramatic smokey eyes trend combines classic, shimmering, matte, and glossy smokey eye looks for a dramatic effect.
To create dramatic smokey eyes, you’ll need primer and concealer. Use powder only if you choose black, brown, or gray eyeshadow colors. After applying the light-colored eyeshadow base, feel free to play with different eyeshadow colors and textures including gloss. Apply eyeliner and mascara to complete a dramatic look.