The smoky eye is one of the most coveted looks in makeup artistry. Any gal with a makeup kit and a pair of eyes should add this classic makeup staple to her beauty arsenal. Read on for the products you need to master this look. –Katie McBroom
Select an eyeliner that is dark, but easy to smudge into your lash liner for the ideal smoky effect. Cream liners like Giella black cream eyeliner work well for this because they are easier to blend than other types.
Medium gray shadow (eyelid color)
Apply a medium gray shadow like Giella eye shadow in Stoned to your entire eyelid. This will set the tone for the smoky look.
Dark almost-black shadow (crease shade)
Add drama by blending a deeper shade like Giella eye shadow in Caviar into the crease area. This deep gray will create definition and punch up the level of glamour and intensity.
Shimmering off-white shadow (highlight)
Add a shimmering off-white shadow to the brow bone and inner corners of the eye to really make the look pop. Giella eye shadow in Starfruit and Quartz are both great highlight options.
To take the look to the next level, add a pair of strip lashes. This will really open the eye and pull together the entire look. It’s the perfect addition to an evening out on the town, no matter what season it is.
[Katie McBroom is an award-winning beauty blogger and makeup artist based in NYC. We are thrilled to welcome her to Style Noted as our guest makeup blogger. Check out her blog, Martinis and Mascara, and call 212-242-7786 to book a makeup or brow shaping service with her at ARROJO. All products mentioned in this post are also available at ARROJO.]
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