Smokey eye makeup lends you a hot, sexy, rebellious look. This Winter has seen a twist in the trend with an extended color palette. Smokey eyes is not just about classic ‘black’ shades but now includes the likes of metallic silver, golden-black, shimmery grey etc. Check out this hot trend!
Smokinâ hot look
The smokey eye makeup is like ‘the little black dress of makeup’. It accentuates your beauty and makes you look strong headed and dramatic. It’s like the goddess of all eye makeup. Smokey eyes can make you look incredibly different each type you wear that look. That is why several celebrities like Katherine Heigl, Eva Longoria, Fergie, Keira Knightley and Jessica Alba manage to look hot, stylish, tender as well as mysterious in their smokey eyes ‘avatar’. This year, the varicolored smokey trend was quite visible even on the runway, with designer labels like Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel displaying unusual eye shadows during their fashion shows. Vera Wang and Roberto Cavalli went a step further with their models displaying heavily smoked eyes. Surely, this is the smoking hot look of the year!
DIY Smokey eye look
Smokey eyes allow you too look hot even during cold weather. It is an excellent way to stand out of the crowd and look worth million dollars. But getting the smokey eye look is a little difficult and requires practice. Otherwise, fairer skinned women will look sooty and dark skinned ladies will look muddy. So, check out these steps to have the perfect smokey eye look this winter.
1. Determine eye shadow
This year is about experimenting with unusual shades of eye shadows. So, for smokey eyes, determine the eye shadow that would complement your eye color and skin tone, Golden undertones, blue, dark green look sexy on women with brown or hazel eyes. Use plum color if you have green or blue eyes. Use the same color for a dramatic effect on black eyes. Try shimmery bronze to give yourself a shimmery goddess look.
2. Apply cream concealer
Now that you have decided which eye shadow you would use, begin by applying moisturizer and foundation over your skin. Do the basic makeup first so that you can do your eye makeup hassle free. Apply a cream concealer on the eyelid to create a smooth base. Use concealer to hide dark circles.
2. Basic eye makeup
Use a pencil eyeliner instead of wet liner for a smokey look. A black or gray liner works well for this look. Apply on the top as well as between the lower lashes. Smudge them with a cotton swab or liner brush.
3. Using eye shadow
Preferably, use a powder shadow. Apply your eye shadow over your lid and into your crease. Make sure that you blend the color up and outward. If you want a long lasting, shimmery look, then use a cream shadow first, let it dry and them use a matching powder shadow. You can reline the upper lashes from corner to corner.
You can blend two different, unusual colors for a personalized look. Otherwise, you can dust black eye shadow on the brow bone and blend it with colors like metallic silver and golden. If you want hotter look, then use a wet eye liner first, let it dry and then use a pencil liner.
5. Finish the look
Now dust a lighter, neutral eyeshadow like ivory or bronze over the browbone. Apply thick mascara for luscious eye lashes. Make sure that you smudge the liner on your lower eyelid. But don’t do this if the skin below your eyes tends to look dark even after using a concealer. Once you have finished rest of your makeup, apply a second coat of mascara.
Experiment with colors like plum and forest green as your eye shadow. If you are confident enough to carry a look, then apply a strong lip color! Something like red lip color to go along with smokey eyes. This will make you look fiercely hot! Team it up with an excellent dress that accentuates the best features of your beautiful body. But practice these tips at least once before you actually go for a party or event. Or else you might look a fashion disaster rather than a smokey hot gal.