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Easy Everyday Smokey Eye Tutorial

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Updated January 20, 2017
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This Easy Everyday Smokey Eye Tutorial is a fantastic tool for you to use to dress up your everyday makeup look a bit. If you are looking for some new inspiration or hoping to learn a few tricks, this makeup video is exactly what you've been looking for. This is a really great neutral smokey eye for you to play around with and make your own. Obviously makeup is meant to be fun, so sit down, grab some of your makeup, and dive into this video tutorial and just have fun with it! 

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueBath and Beauty

Beginner

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Materials List

  • Neutral colored eye shadow palette, this video features the Morphe 35O palette.
  • An assortment of eyeshadow brushes including, a blending brush, a smaller blending brush, a flat top brush, an eye contour brush, and a detail brush
  • Eye shadow primer or concealer
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner if desired (although not featured in this video).

How to Create an Everyday Smokey Eye

Everyday Smokey Eye Tutorial

  1. Prime your eyelid with either your primer color, or a concealer of your choice. 

  2. Set that primer with either a setting powder or a color in your eyeshadow palette that is closes to your skin tone. 

  3. Grab your fluffy blending brush and your lightest transition shade. Typically you can go for a very light brown or taupe color. Be sure to tap off the excess powder on your brush.

  4. Using windshield wiper motions blend that color in the crease of your eye with your blending brush. 

  5. Grabbing a smaller blending brush and a slightly darker brown eyeshadow color, apply that in the crease of your eye as well. Using windshield wiper motions continue to blend in the crease. 

  6. Grabbing your original fluffy blending brush, buff that slightly darker color in so that it blends with your original color. 

  7. Repeat this process with a slightly darker neutral color and slightly smaller blending brush.

    Tip: Start with a lighter hand is always better because it is easier to build up a color than to blend it out. 

  8. Using a tapered blending brush, I am using a Morphe R39 brush, and grab the darkest color you are going to use on this look. Focus this color only on the outter corner of your crease.

    Tip: The darker you go with these colors the smokier and more dramatic your eyeshadow will become. 

  9. Grabbing your original bledning brush sweep back and forth over the color you just put on your lid until you have it built up to your desired affect. 

  10. Grab a shimmer eyeshadow and a flat oval brush and pat the shimmer shade onto your eyelid. 

  11. Using a flat top brush use either a very dark brown or a black color and line your lashline with the black powder. This creates a much softer lined affect on the eyes than an eyeliner can create. 

  12. Grab one of the medium shades you used in your crease and buff it underneath your eyes on your lower lashline. 

  13. Grab that deep dark brown or black and add a bit of it to the outer corner of your lower lashline. Then, use a tapered blending brush to blend out that lower lashline more. 

  14. Grab a very light or white matte color and use a clean fluffly blending brush, or a flat concealer brush, and apply that eyeshadow color below your brow bone. 

  15. Apply your mascara and you are all done! 

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I am make-up challenged. My typical routine consists of eye liner, mascara, and chap stick. I probably wouldn't have time to attempt this before work, but it would be a great look for date night!

This is such a great tutorial! It can be hard to find a smoky eye tutorial that is subtle enough for every day wear. Maggie and Paddy both look fabulous in this video!

This LOOKS SO GOOD. Thanks for making it look so easy. Also, how cute is Paddy in this video? I'm Paddy's biggest fan.

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