Smokey eyes in five!
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul but forget about all the soul searching and try a wickedly wild look that appeals more to your devilish side.
Some people steer clear of darker eyes for fear of tripping into Goth territory or worry that it might look too severe.
But there are lots of different ways to achieve a fantastic smokey eye look.
You can add colour, lashes, sparkle, you name it, but the classic smokey eye is actually simple and quick to achieve.
I always start by priming the eyes with a base. Stay Don’t Stray by Benefit is great for getting the job done so apply a thin layer to your lids and blend up to your brow bone.
Next, take a soft eye pencil. You can use dark grey, navy, black or dark brown and basically draw it all over your eyelid and into the crease of your eye, then continue it along the bottom lash line. You don’t need to be too precise or neat, just work it in and blend it with your finger.
Next take an eyeshadow of your choice, but similar in colour to the liner, and press it on to the liner that you’ve applied using a firm flat brush.
If you’re new to this, don’t opt for anything too matt. Instead, pick a softer shadow.
You can’t go wrong with any of Urban Decay’s shadows as they blend so easily. Now blend away the untidy edges using a softer fluffy blending brush. I love the Real Techniques brushes. They are great quality, affordable and are available at Superdrug.
Once you have finished powdering your eyes, use a strong black pencil along the top and bottom lash line for extra depth to the look and finish with lashings and lashings of mascara.
Practice makes perfect when it comes to creating great smokey eyes but it’s not as tricky as you think, promise.
And before long you will be flashing come hither looks to all and sundry as you channel your inner minx.