I guess this is one of the easiest and most glamorous smokey eye one could do for the NYE. In the most of my career as a makeup artist, I have always been asked how to get the 'PERFECT' Smokey eye. I have also written an article about it some days back, yet I am reiterating again. A smokey eye is never PERFECT, just like the smoke is never perfectly distributed in the air. Its all in the blending just as the name suggested. Actually every eye makeup ends up in a smokey eye only as it is always about the blending.
To create a simple smokey eye, one needs to know a few key features :
- Always liner the lash line with a black and smoke it out.
- Always contour with one charcoal color.
- Always highlight in the inner corners and under the brow bone.
- Always use a lot of mascara as that makes the eyes look smoldering.
Btw I have used my lovely and famous BH cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow palette in 4 the Edition to do this look.
Note - there were immense fall outs and I could not shoot without a foundation underneath which I normally don't do to get rid of the fall outs. I cleaned the under eye area a lot but the darkness of the charcoal eyeshadow did not go. Please pardon me for that.
Lets see how to achieve it....