I am a huge fan of smokey eyes, in fact even my daytime make-up routine is a more subtle smokey eye. Whereas, for nights out I will apply a darker grey shadow, liquid eye liner and usually some fake lashes for that extra wow factor.
My smokey eye essentials:
A white eye shadow
Silver/grey and black eye shadow
With false lashes and liquid liner for an evening look.
Evening smokey eyes
I’m not a make up artist, so smokey eyes are perfect as they are blended by adding more and more colour as you feel appropriate, which is great for novices like myself.
These are the steps I follow to create the look:
After applying a primer over the eye lids, I will then apply a white base to the entire eye socket.
The one I used here is Rimmel Glam Eyes in 100 Glam Ice.
Next, I apply the middle colour from the trio below all over the socket, followed by the bottom darker colour close to the lash line and under the eye. I then use the top silver to highlight the corner of the eye.
The trio I am using at the moment is Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio Eyeshadow No.01 Gris Dandy.
I then follow this with a coat of mascara.
I am using my favourite ever mascara, Maybelline the Falsies. I have tried so many other mascaras, but this is my millionth repurchase of this (maybe a slight exaggeration, but you get me, in that this has been my ‘go to‘ trusted mascara for years and I always end up going back to it).
I have put together a quick video of how I apply my smokey eyes for you. I have chosen a more subtle daytime look here (so without liquid liner and false eyelashes):