Smokey Eyes Makeup: How to Apply the Look

With the popularity of the Twilight movies and the style and fashion that has grown up around it, smokey eyes makeup is a hot trend this year. And with the careful application of eyes makeup 2013 can be your year for looking mysterious and fashionable. Here’s how to your smokey eyes on:

The first thing you want to do is get a base layer on your eyes. Prime your eyelids with cream, the lighter the better so your darker colors will stand out against it. Priming prevents smudging, which is important considering the dark eyeshadow you’re going to be using.

Next you want to apply a fairly neutral-colored eye shadow over each eyelid. You want to choose a shade that is slightly lighter than the color of your skin. Then you want to outline the crease of your eyelid with a dark shade of eye shadow. You can also outline your eyeball with the eyeshadow if your eyelids are not creased.

The next step is to use a small brush to lightly dust a silver-colored eyeshadow in a path the follows the line of your eyelashes. You want to be sure you maintain an upward motion and pull outward while doing this. Then you will use the brush again, this time with black eyeshadow, applying it under the eye. Repeat this step again with a silver eye shadow.

Finally, it’s time to put on your mascara and then show off your smokey eyes. See how easy it is too achieve this trendy, mysterious look with only a few simple steps?

One thing to remember, though, is that less is more. Don’t go crazy with the eye shadow at first. Leave yourself room to add a little bit if you need to. It’s always easy to apply a more than it is to take off makeup if you accidentally put too much.

Smokey eyes makeup was a popular style in the 1980s, and like a lot of that decade’s culture, has made a comeback in the 21st century. Now you can have sexy smokey eyes makeup in 2013.