The classic smoky eye by Irum
The easiest makeup look to go for is a classic smoky eye, neutral lips and perfect contoured and highlighted cheekbones. Here is an easy step by step guide to achieving the perfect eye makeup.
Incidentally, a smoky eye look doesn’t mean your entire eyelid is dark. The best thing about a smoky look is that you can use a variety of colours, for example: black with bronze, black with grey, even black and purple! The secret is in the blending and application.
Start by applying a neutral/gold/silver base on the eyelid (the choice depends on what colour dress or accessories you’ll be wearing or whichever colour looks best on your skin). I had a navy lace dress I wore recently for which I used this silver as my base to match the silver accessories.
Using a cotton bud, carefully apply black eyeshadow in a triangle shape on the outer corner of the eye
This is the part where you need to blend. I love using a cotton bud to blend the outer edges it gives amazing precision. This is a key step to getting the smoky look absolutely perfect. Blend, blend and blend! Some people find it easier using an eye shadow brush to blend but I generally use a cotton bud on both myself and clients.
Apply your eyeliner, mascara, base, blush and lipstick as normal and you’re good to go!
Look beautiful ladies!