How to Get Smokey Eyes [Smoky Eye Makeup]

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Want to know how to get smokey Eyes? Keep reading!

Every girl has at some point tried to create the smokey eyes.

Some get it right while others are not happy with what they see in the mirror.

It may look complicated but it can be pretty simple.

Well I’m here to give you a step by step guide to creating the smokey eyes.

It gives you that fierce but sexy look like Rihanna.

The trick is to blend and picking the right colours.

So here’s a list of things you’ll need in the process.

Table of Contents

What you Need

  • Concealer
  • 2 Shadows: One light, one darker
  • Eyeliner/ Pencil
  • Makeup brushes
  • Mascara
  • False Lashes

The Steps

The first step is to apply a creamy concealer or eye primer onto your eyelid.

This keeps eye shadow from fading away or looking messy during the course of the day and allows the eye shadow to stick.

After applying it, allow it to dry.

Next, using your eyeliner/pencil draw a line across the upper lash line.

Starting from the edge of the eyes close to the nose then the middle which the line should be thicker there then outwards.

Also draw a line across the lower lash line.

You can also add a bit of eye shadow at the lower lash line to get that smudging look.

Apply a creamy based eye shadow onto the top eyelid.

If you don’t have a creamy base, you can also use a very light eye shadow over the entire eyelids.

Take the darkest shade of eye shadow or charcoal and apply over the base eye shadow.

Ensure to start from the lash line then blend upwards.

Using a blending brush, always blend your shadow upward and outward into the crease of your eyelid and end there.

Blend well so that the eye liner disappears.

To get an even more intense look, if you’ve got a darker shade of eye shadow you can apply into the outer corner of the eye and the crease to create a dark smokey eyes and blend all the way!

Next is to highlight your angles by applying a very light or gold eye shadow over your brow bone after the crease.

Finally, if you don’t have natural long lashes then falsies will do.

With lash glue you can fix then onto your eyes giving you that ultimate smokey look!

If your lashes are long enough, then apply multiple coats of mascara to make it thick and dark.

That’s all it takes to get the smokey eyes.

Don’t forget to draw your eyebrows properly because it enhances the structure of your face.

So tell me what you think and how it turned out for you!


  • comment-avatar
    Mercy 2 years

    Hi HyNaija Desk, Thanks for the amazing tips!