The key to a great smoky eye isn’t just the application, it also requires careful thought taking into account your skin tone and eye color. Makeup is more than just painting your face it’s a delicate art form in spite of what boys have to say. Makeup Ideas Mag gives you the best smoky eye makeup ideas for blue eyes.
Black isn’t Always the Best Choice
While black can make your blue eyes pop it can also make you look sinister especially when you are using so much of it, as is required to create a smoky eye. A better contrast color for girls with blue eyes would be brown.
Begin your look by prepping your eye lid and under eye by applying concealer over both areas, this works to smoothen your skin, conceal any blemishes (such as dark circles) and gives the eye shadow something to stick to more easily.
Step 2-Using a Liner
Use an eyeliner pencil or liquid liner to line the bottom and top rims of your eyes. If your eyes are small then begin applying the liner from the middle of your eye outwards as opposed to your entire rim (this will make your eyes look bigger), but if you have large eyes you can apply the liner from corner to corner.
Using either a q-tip or an eye shadow brush gently soften the line you drew across your eyes with the eyeliner. Then using a smudge brush or sponge-tip applicator apply a dark shadow over the penciled area and then begin smudging it. The eye shadow works to soften and set the look for the perfect smoky eye effect.
Step 4-Lighter Shadow
As a final step use a light neutral toned eye shadow and apply it over your entire eye beginning from the inner corner of your eye and slowly graduating outward, this will blend everything perfectly. Don’t forget to add mascara.
Final step-Cleaning off the Excess
Using a make-up brush gently dust away the excess eye shadow that may have fallen below your eye and use a q-tip to gently neaten up any smudges or smears.
The Dramatic Affair
If you want to add a bit of drama and va-va-voom to the look simply apply two to three coats of mascara to thicken your lashes. You could also create a cat’s eye using your liner by pulling a line upwards from the bottom rim of your eye which will make for a large dramatic cats eye or you could draw a line from the top rim which will be thinner but just as effective, it will also make your eyes look bigger.
Complete your look by opting for either a neutral or bold lip. If you want your eye’s to be the focal point then simply line your lips with a neutral color and apply a light gloss such as peach or delicate pink. For a bolder more dramatic look line your lips with a deep color that suits your skin tone, like the right shade of red and fill it in with a deep lipstick. Finish off the look with a natural looking blush.
Follow these smoky eye makeup ideas for blue eyes to achieve one of the trendiest most “in” looks this season and enjoy a night out on the town looking fabulous.
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