Last week, I demonstrated how to get dramatic smokey eyes that are very geometric, featuring hard angles and lines. Although gorgeous, the look isn’t exactly user-friendly for everyone. One of my coworkers said that if she tried to do it herself, she’d end up looking like this:
So this week, I decided to showcase how to create everyday smokey eyes. The trick is to use muted, neutral hues with only slight shimmer (or you can use just mattes) and blend along the natural contours of your eye.
To get this look, I used CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in “Seduction”, which I picked up last month when shopping with my blogger buddy Kelly from Gouldylox Reviews.
For mascara, I used my Maybelline The Colossal Volum’Express Waterproof in Glam Black. (Spoiler alert: I will pretty much always be using this mascara, since it’s the only one I’ve found that keeps my lashes curled, thick and clump-free — the eyelash trifecta, if you will.)
How to Get Everyday Smokey Eyes in 5 Steps:
1. Apply the 2nd darkest color in your quad all over the entire lid and slightly into the eye crease (the muted lilac color on the Chanel Seduction quad).
2. Layer the 2nd lightest color directly above the lid into the eye crease, and blend (the peach-based nude shade).
3. Apply the lightest color directly above the crease and work up until it reaches the brow (the cream shade).
4. Using a pointed sponge eyeshadow applicator or a pointed brush, line the entire eye with the darkest shade (the brown/gray shadow, and smudge).
5. Apply mascara.
What do you think? Is this a look you’d be willing to try?
Check out these other blogger looks, while you’re at it!
Photos: Anne Houseman/beautyXposé