When done properly, the smokey eye is sexy and provides a touch of glamour. Celebrities simply adore it but it takes a lot of time to create a smokey eye makeup. Many women complained that creating this look is very time-consuming and boring. Leastwise, it was until now.
We visited Robert Greene, a famous makeup professional, and we asked him for some advices to create smokey eye makeup. He gave us really simple instructions on how to create smokey eye in less than ten minutes. All you need is a couple of usual tools and two products.
You don’t have to use the shadow because if you apply eyeliner in the right way you can create smokey eye makeup. All you need is a dark gray kohl eye pencil or a black, chocolate brown. Also you should avoid the cream-based products to prevent smudges. Green said that you shouldn’t use a pencil which is creamy and soft and that you should use a pencil which is slightly harder in consistency. He explained that soft pencils often break down and they will smudge more. He recommended Mac Eye Kohl Eyeliner-smolder.
You will also need Q-tips, your fingers, mascara and an eyeshadow brush.
First, you should line the upper and lower waterline with your pencil and then shut your eyes and squeeze them for few seconds. After that you should line your top eyelash line above your eyelashes. After that, repeat the same for the bottom, but move your pencil with a slight slant. Green explained that you should keep the liner very near to the eyelash line, because if you keep it below it might look like dark circles.
Green explained that after that you should smudge the upper and lower eyelash lines in small, gentle strokes using your fingertip. Green recommends using a Q-tip to tidy-up and soften your look if it is messy. Apply few layers of mascara to finish it off and Green explains that this will give the final intensity and definition to your eyes.
You should dip your eyeshadow brush in a translucent powder and brush overtop the liner to set the look (and decrease the possibility of smudging later on).
And believe it or not, this is all you need. You don’t need an expensive makeup brush kit nor eyeshadow palette. As you can see, this is the best and the simplest smokey eye tutorial ever.