I feel like a universal term that almost every woman knows, whether she’s into makeup or not, is “smokey eye”. It all started with Cleopatra, but thankfully we have more options now and it doesn’t typically go from lash line to brow bone!
The quickest way to do a smokey eye, for even the most beginner of makeup wearers is to use a cream shadow. And the icing on the cake? You can grab this at almost any drugstore.
Since a smokey eye is already a lot darker than what I usually wear on my eye, I like using a chocolate brown liquid liner instead of black. It still gives my lash line some darkness but it’s not as harsh as black liquid liner.
For the shadow, I used my finger and simply pressed it all over the lid, starting in the center and working my way out to the edge of the crease. Then for the lower lashline, I used a small smudge brush and pressed some shadow along the lashes, from the corner of my eye to where my lashes end. Oftentimes tutorials for smokey eyes will have a few different eyeshadow colors that require blending and shading, but this is the easiest way to get the darker, smokey look!
Finish with a few coats of mascara and you’re done!
A smokey eye is great for date night or anytime you want your eyes to be the focus of your face. I like to balance it with a slightly more subtle, nude lipstick and a soft blush color.