It’s not a new trend, but it’s still a very popular trend, especially for this fall and winter.

It’s not a new trend, but it’s still a very popular trend, especially for this fall and winter. What is it? It’s a smoky eye. Because of its sexy allure there is no sign this particular trend is dying. Have you been intrigued by this eye-popping makeup technique but felt intimidated by it? Well, let me simplify the whole process for you. Here’s how to get the perfect smoky eye:

The most important thing to remember is proper blending. This will get you a flawless look. Be sure to pair light base colors with rich dark colors.

Primer – The key to keeping eye shadow from melting is to keep eyelids oil-free. You can do this by priming the eyelid. This will give your look a base. Simply swipe the primer across the eye and let it dry before you continue to the next step.
  Apply a base color – Pair a lighter base with the darker hue. Sweep a light, shimmery shadow over the lids to your brow bone. Try a crème, taupe or pearl.
  Contour – This darker color belongs below the crease. Now that you have the base on, it’s time to get the smokey effect. You need a darker eye shadow shade. Using an eyeshadow brush, blend in color starting at your lash line, blending up. Make sure to blend color into the lash line. Stop any dark or deep color at the crease, and blend!
  Liner – If you’re going for a typical black, brown or gray smoky eye, apply liner in one of those colors above the upper lash line, drawing line thicker in the middle of eye and toward to outer corner. Blend in color on bottom lashes – a  key smoky eye look. For this use an  eyeliner pencil, then run your finger over it to smudge the line. You can also use a bit of shadow for liner to get an even softer effect here. Just dab your eyeliner brush into a bit of water and then your shadow will go on in a deeper, sharper line.
  Load up the mascara – You’ll want to apply a few coats of mascara so lashes are luscious. If you don’t have naturally long, curled lashes, curl them with a lash curler first. Don’t forget to apply your mascara to the backside of your lashes as well. This will help add some plump.
  Jewel tones – This season go jewel-toned (blue is great for you blue-eyed girls) and keep your eyes smoky but stay away from dark browns and black. Instead, go for a deep purple, a gold-brown or any of the many vibrant colors in this year.

 

Naked lips – Use a light lip color. Try a nifty nude for this application. When applying strong makeup put the focus on either eyes or lips, never both.


As you begin to dig out your winter clothes with nice textures and warm rich colors, do think about changing your makeup a bit.

The smoky eye may not be for every day, all day long, but I am sure you can find someplace to wear it!

The holidays are just around the corner… Have a beautiful day.