With the resurgence of 90s fashion, makeup looks from that era are also coming back. One of the most iconic beauty trends from that time was the smokey eye. To achieve this look, you have a lot of options: you can use the best eyeshadow palettes, a pencil, a liquid liner, and even a kajal to get a smoky effect. Here is some helpful advice on how to get the perfect smokey eye look without looking like the devil’s daughter.
Don’t Forget Your Base
The best way to begin your makeup look is by prepping your eyes and your lids. You should always begin with a base or primer so that it’s easier for you to blend the rest of your makeup later. You can also use eyeshadow as a base. For the rest of your lid, you can use a light eyeshadow that’s a shade or two lighter than your skin tone. You can also use concealer on the lids. This will help to create a seamless look and will make your eyelid look more even.
Blend, blend, blend!
If you want to make your smokey eye look more natural and avoid looking like you’ve been smoking for 30 years, you need to be sure to blend your eyeshadow well. Start by applying a medium-sized fluffy eyeshadow brush and blending the shadow on your lid, in your crease, and up to your eyebrow. Using a blending brush will help to achieve a smoother look. You can also use a round brush, but be sure to use a lighter shade so that you can easily blend it into your skin. You can also use an eyeshadow primer or a lightening or brightening concealer to make the blending process easier.
More is more: Add Black and Brown
If you want to make your eyes pop, you can add some black or brown eyeshadow to your light base shade. This will help to create a bigger, bolder look that’s perfect for a night out. Make sure to use a pencil brush to apply the darker shade to your crease or the outer part of your lid. The pencil brush will help you make the perfect winged eye look. If you want to add a darker shade to your entire lid, you can use an eyeshadow brush.
Mascara and eyeliner
For a smoky eye look, you can also use eyeliner and mascara. If you want to make your eyes stand out, you can use a thin eyeliner along your upper eyelid. The thin line is more subtle and looks more natural than a thick one. You can also use a light-colored eyeshadow on your eyebrows. This will make your eyebrows look fuller and give your makeup look a bolder and more dramatic look.