Does the thought of 'smokey eyes' give you the jitters? Has it ever happened to you that you tried your hand at creating a smokey eye and ended up looking like a Panda? I have!!
There have been so many times that I tried to create a smokey eye look and ended up looking as if I have been punched in both eyes :P
But after a lot of patience and perseverance, I finally got the hang of it. And today I will be sharing with you a quick tutorial on how to create a smokey eye in a few easy steps!! Sounds unbelievable? Keep reading!
How to Create a Purple Smokey Eye
1. Apply a muave color on the lid.
2. Take a darker shade of purple and apply it on the outer crease in a 'C' shape. The purpose of using a darker shade in the outer part of the eye is to accentuate the color and make the eyes look bigger.
3. Blend the 2 colors using a blending brush.
4. Take the same dark purple color and apply it on the lower portion of the eye as well. This gives the illusion of having bigger eyes.
5. Line your eyes and the waterline with a black eye pencil. Why I say pencil is because it gives a blended, smokey look. You can also use a liquid/ gel liner, but it will stand out. What we want is a blended, together look.
6. Use a gold shadow and highlight the inner corner of the eye.
7. Use a white-shimmery eyeshadow and apply it on the brow bone.
For creating this look, I used the colors in the 2 Lakme quads that I have. I have numbered them for identification.
The muave color marked as '1' was used on the lid, the purple marked '2' was used on the outer crease and the lower lid and the golden color was used to highlight the inner corner of the eye.
I used the white eye shadow from the L'Occitane eye shadow due reviewed here to highlight my brow bone.
|Products Used for creating a purple smokey eye|
This is the makeup I did to go with the eyes. I matched the purple eyes with a neutral, peachy-pink lip color and just a hint of blush.
This look is perfect for an evening out, especially if you are not comfortable with black eye shadow and want something more wearable and colorful!
What do you think? Would you try something like this?
I would love to hear from you!