10 quick steps to a smoky eye
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The smoky eye may be the most common makeup look for nights out in a little black dress. It creates drama, definition, and plays up the eyes beautifully.
It’s my go-to when I have an event to attend and want more impact with my eye makeup.
I created this smoky eye with a handful of CoverGirl products. I really enjoyed playing around with the shadows and shadow pencils, and could not be more pleased with the final look!
The eyeshadow pots are a perfect size for filling up your brush with product. They are really pigmented, so you won’t have to keep reapplying for color. The Flamed Out Shadow pencils are a gel formula (and actually feel a little cool as you apply them), and go on like a dream.
I’ve been using a few Cover Girl products for ages. Lash Blast is my favorite mascara of all time, and their Tapestry Taupe eyeshadow is probably the most universally flattering shade I’ve ever tried. I’m a big Cover Girl fan.
I created two different kinds of tutorials so you can learn how to create this look on yourself!
1. Start with a bit of lid primer to make sure your smoky eye lasts all night.
2. Apply CoverGirl Flamed Out shadow Melted Caramel all over lid.
3. Apply CoverGirl Flamed Out shadow Molten Black to crease and outer corners. Be generous as you apply this dark shadow as this is what is going to give you the depth and darkness!
4. Using liquid liner, draw a dramatic cat eye.
5. Dust CoverGirl Flamed Out shadow in Blazing White to inner corners.
6. Line lower lash line with CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Ashen Glow Flame.
7. Highlight brow bone (and blend with finger) with CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Crystal Flame.
8. Generously apply CoverGirl Flamed Out mascara in Very Black to lashes.
9. Apply the same mascara to lower lashes.
10. For extra impact, line inner waterline with black eyeliner.
If you have an Ulta Beauty near you, that is the best place to stock up on these products! I always save the coupons I get the Ulta Beauty catalog so I can get the products on sale!
If you are more of a video type of gal, you can watch me create this look below!
If you are feeling extra brave, you can try out some of the other shades included in the line. Pink, who may be the perfect model for this look, is rocking some dramatic eyes!
Have you mastered the smoky eye? I’d say the hardest part of this tutorial may be the cat eye, but with a steady arm and practice, I’m sure you can master it eventually. The trick is making small strokes and starting very thin. You can always build on it, but it’s pretty much impossible to take liquid liner “away”.
I received these Cover Girl products for free. The tutorial (photo and video) were created by me.