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[DIY] A Sizzling Hot Smoky Eye


While eye trends are constantly changing, my all-time favorite look will always be a classic Smoky Eye.  With so many ways to customize it to your own preference, the Smoky Eye is perfect for a beach side luncheon or a hot night on the town.  One of my favorite palettes to create the look is the Smoky Eye Palette by Too Faced, coming with everything you need to create sexy, sizzling lids appropriate for any occasion.

If you’ve never created a Smoky Eye, the thought of it could be quite overwhelming.  Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!  I’ve put together this easy, step-by-step tutorial to help you create the perfect sultry Smoky Eye.  If you’re brave enough, you can even start mixing and matching your own favorite colors to create a flirty fun look for the Summer!

Step One:

Prime your eye lid with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Then add your base color to the entire lid; here I used the Dark Gray. I love absolutely love this color;  it’s super pretty and allows for buildable color.   A favorite trick of mine  is to make sure you dampen your brush with water before dipping it into the eye shadow.  After the initial application, make sure to blend, blend, blend.

[DIY] A Sizzling Hot Smoky Eye

Step Two:

Pick up a little bit of the Black on your brush and form a sideways “V” on the outer corner of your eyelid.  Use a fluffy brush and blend the Black halfway to about 3/4 of the way into your crease. Once you are done blending, add your highlight color.  I used the Pale Silver to soften the look, dabbing gently to avoid too much pigmentation.

[DIY] A Sizzling Hot Smoky Eye

[DIY] A Sizzling Hot Smoky Eye

Step Three:

You’re almost done! Now add a liquid eyeliner, like the awesome Front of The Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner by Lorac.  It’s ‘no-budge, no-smudge’ formula will have your smoky eyes going all night long.  Then, take an angled brush, dip it into water before picking up more of the Black eye shadow and dab it onto your lower and upper water line.   I know it may seem weird to be putting powder on your water lines, but trust me, its probably one of the best tricks I’ve learned to keep my water lines from running.

Finally, use an angled brush to line your lower water line with Gray, starting from the inner corner of your eye out.  Stop the line about  3/4 of the way towards the outer corner.   Fill the rest of the line in with Black, working from the outside in.  After blending [ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BLEND!], finish with the Too Faced Lash Injection to make your eyes really pop.

Smoky Eye Tutorial