Creating the Classic Smokey Eye Look with Kylie Eustace

The timeless smokey eye makeup trend is a look that doesn’t date! If you’re looking to recreate the smokey eye at home, try shades of charcoal, grey, stone, jet black, browns, plum and taupes – all popular tones for this look.

Whether you prefer a smokey smudged lined eye or a heavy smudged smokey eyelid, wearing a smokey shadow or defining your eye with liner is what a smokey eye is all about!
Try shading your entire eyelid with eyeshadow and blending it out to a smoked-out shadow look appearing more translucent the further as it blends out. Think deepest at the last lines and fading away to a wash of shadow the further it spreads.

When creating the perfect smokey eye for an evening out:

  • Remember if you are playing up your eyes, go for it, but, try opting for a softer toned or neutral lip to create modern balance within your look. The old saying, ‘play up eyes or lips’ is definitely a good pointer for creating a striking look.smokey-eye-1
  • If you are wary of deep or black toned shadows, substitute the dark shades for softer greys, taupes and stone shades to create your smoky eyes. These shades are much softer, but will still give the effect you are after.
  • If you want to add a little colour to your look, add a touch of coloured shadow to the centre of your eyelid in your favorite shade such as a Midnight blue, Plum or Green, blend onto the center of the eye. This will make your eyes look bigger and draw great attention to your windows. You may also go for the highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes if you like. This will also open the eye area up.

Accentuate the look by keeping your brows perfectly groomed or go for the natural unkempt brow look. I love both choices and love the earthiness of untamed brows! Fresh looking skin and peachy cheeks always brighten up your winter skin too, so don’t forget to blush it up.

For smokey eyes try Mineral Goddess eye shadows in; Stone, Coffee bean, Earth, Smokey, Onyx, Vamp and Black- Intensity. I hope these tips help you with creating that perfect smokey eye!

Words: Makeup & Photo contributed by Kylie’s Professional
Make-up & Hair: Kylie Eustace
Model: Cat Delany