By Ewa Linsey
Black smokey eyes are the classic: dramatic, bold, confident. At some point every woman imagines herself wearing this look. Yet it seems such a challenge that we often shy away from it. I know I did before I mastered it. Yes, black smokey eyes are demanding and need to be applied well. But they also suit and enhance any eye color and complexion. And they are incredibly sexy.
There are three secrets to amazing black smokey eyes.
Making it as dark as possible in the area closest to the eye is the first rule.
The shape can make or break your smokey eyes. Deciding where to apply is step number two.
Secret Three is blending to perfection.
Darken right next to the lashes with an eye pecil and eyeshadow, both in black and both of good quality. This leads to the eye being defined and enhanced: a certain way to intensify your gaze. As you move away from your lashline, the color should start fading.
The shape of your eye should guide you in chosing your design. A different shape of smokey eyes is recommended for a big lid (as Tyra Banks’s for example) and a different one for a small lid as Sarah Jessica Parker’s. Whatever you choose, keep your black smokey eyes perky and “heading” upward at your outer eye corner. Eye makeup that points down is universally unflattering.
Blending skills are especially important when doing dark eye makeup. It’s blending that makes smokey eyes misty and intriguing, as opposed to harsh. Learn it, pick the tool that works for you and do it till you are good at it. And remember that blending is an exercise in precision. For a detailed lesson on blending read my ebook on smokey eyes . There you will find a separate chapter which focuses on the art of blending.
To ensure you look classy for hours, remember about doing touchups. Black smokey eyes can migrate every now and then: you need to keep them in check. Cotton swabs in your purse are the best antidote for it. Use them to periodically check for smudges and specks of eye shadow under your eyes. Also, the inner corner might need to be tidied up and the outer eye corner smoothed upward.
Yes, black smokey eyes are high-maintenance but they are so worth it! They do deliver a sultry and defined eye like no other. Once you master the three secrets I revealed, you will be able to play around with this formula and find your own unique look which suits you perfectly. Have fun and look great!
Ewa Linsey researches and writes about smoky eye makeup. She tries out techniques and ideas. The best of them are added to her step-by-step ebook guide about smokey eyes. For more tips on the sultriest of looks, here is more from Ewa about black smokey eyes.
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