Smoky eyes have been a popular style for quite awhile now and this trend doesn’t look like it will fade anytime soon. Proper blending is the key to getting the best smoky eye look. You should blend the colors of your makeup flawlessly. Rich dark colors should be paired with light base colors.

Start with the eye makeup first before applying foundation. It’s easier to clean up any fallen shadow without messing up your entire makeup. Then apply concealer which suits best for you. Apply your eyeliner perectly. Apply your base eyeshadow all over the upper eyelid. Blend well with a base brush. Smudge both lashlines with a cotton swab or an eyeliner brush.

Blend in color on bottom lashes for color on the bottom. You can also apply a bit of shadow to get full smudge effect. Blend in darker color, but keep dark color below the crease. Now that you have the base & eyeliner on, it’s time to get the smoky effect. You need a darker eyeshadow shade. Using an eyeshadow brush blend in color starting at your lash line & blending up. Make sure to blend color into the lash line so the eye liner disappears. Stop deep color at crease.

The crease is very important to the smokey eye and it needs special attention. With a taupe colored shadow, or a mixture of gray and brown, pick up a small amount, and work it into the crease area. Continue until the area is well defined, with lots of attention to the blending process. Remember, the look we are after is smokey.