Alluring Smokey Eyes

Afro American lady

P.S – Smokey eyes does not mean a black eye. Thank you.

Now let's begin creating the smokey eyes

Step 1: Apply a light shade of concealer to the under eye area, and all over the top lid. Your mineral makeup foundation is a great concealer for this step and prepares your eyes for the eye shadow that you are going to apply.

Step 2: Line your eye lids, just on top of your lashes and underneath your eyes.

Step 3: Apply a matte shadow that is similar to your eye color. Use a relatively large brush to cover your entire eye and blend it into the creases before moving onto the next step.

Step 4: Brush a dark gray eye shadow along the tape above your eyelid. You can make it dark, but not too dark—you still have a lot more shadow to go and don't want to cake on too much makeup.

Step 5: Blend away the dark gray eye shadow with a much lighter shade, even lighter than your skin color. This will brighten up your eyes and make the dark color less intense and more natural.

Step 6: Go darker if you want a more night-time smokey eyes. You can apply a black eye shadow over the gray shadow you already have on since there is a gray shadow already, the look is more gradual but still striking.

Step 7: Use a Mascara

Step 8: Brush away any shadow that has fallen below the eye with a fluffy brush and clean up any areas that have smeared with a q-tip.

Step 9: If you are going to make your eyes look flawless, you might as well go for the eyebrows, too. A bold brow looks great with a smokey eyes because you'll draw even more attention to your gorgeous eyes.

Step 10: If you want to go for a classic smokey eyes look, lightly line lips with a natural color and add some sheer color in nude, peach, caramel, or barely there pink. If you want to add more drama to your look, line your lips with a darker lip liner and fill it in with a deep color.