It is believed that the eyes are the gate to the soul and this is why beautiful eyes attract so much attention. Eye makeup is one of the best ways to enhance your facial features by making them pop. There are a variety of ways you can enhance your eyes, depending on preference and the shape of your eyes. Before one decides to do the makeup, it is best to find out the eye shape. The eyeshadow needs to be applied correctly and differently for every eye shape in order to enhance or conceal different parts of the eyes.

One of the greatest ways to enhance the eyes is with the help of smokey eye makeup. Smokey eyes look great and are a great party makeup look for formal occasions. It all depends on the colors used to create the makeup. Smokey eyes can be performed using different colors like: gray tones, plum tones, green tones, lavender tones, red tones, blue tones or different combinations like black and red black and blue. Choose the color according to the time you are wearing it, using lighter colors for daytime and darker colors for night time looks.

The best way to create smokey eyes is by using professional makeup brushes. These makeup brushes will help to create the best effect of the smokey eyes.

It is recommended to use a primer on your eyelid before the eyeshadow is applied. The primer will ensure a better application of the eyeshadow and a longer stay.

It is best to use good quality eye shadows because that is the only way you will be able to create the perfect smokey eyes. Good quality eyeshadow has a better coverage and the eyeshadow can be applied easier. To create smokey eyes you will need 3 eyeshadow shades. Shimmery eyeshadow looks great on smokey eyes, but matte eyeshadow looks awesome as well.

You can use powder eyeshadow or creamy eyeshadow, depending on each person’s preference.

Apply the primer to the entire eyelid and apply using a small make-up brush the lighter colored eyeshadow on the brow bone. Take the second lightest eyeshadow and apply the eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eye until about three thirds into the lid. Take the darkest colored eyeshadow and apply it on the outer corner of the eye working your way on the lid. Make sure you apply a little bit of the dark eyeshadow over the second lightest color. Blend the dark colored eyeshadow well into your crease by wiggling the brush back and forth.

Take a clean brush, a blending brush and blend the dark colored eyeshadow with the second colored eyeshadow to obtain a uniform transition from one color to the other. Apply more eyeshadow of each color if necessary.

Apply a little bit of the second lighter color eyeshadow using an angled brush on your lower lid until about half way starting from the inner corner of the eye. Apply the darker color over the outer corner of the lighter eyeshadow continuing up towards the outer corner of the eye.

Take a liquid eyeliner and draw a fine smooth line on your upper lid starting close to your lashes from the inner towards the outer corner of the eye.


Curl your eyelashes and apply plenty of mascara on. You can try false lashes for a more glamorous effect. Choose the combination of colors you like best and you will look dazzling.

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