Here are 15 step-by-step smoky eye makeup tutorials for beginners, from Styles Weekly:
A smoky eye is a must in any girl’s makeup repertoire, it’s simply essential to be able to work a smoky eye at short notice, with a range of different colours. We’ve gathered some of our favourite smoky eye looks in one handy post for you, to teach you how to make the perfect simple but effective smoky eye at short notice.
In this post, you will learn how to do a smokey eye for blue eyes, brown eyes and brown eyes, enjoy. And if you need more inspiration, take a look of our smoky eye makeup looks gallery!
Get this look with: Mehron Makeup Matte E.Y.E Powder, BLACK ONYX
1. Step By Step Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial: Gold to Brown Smoky Eye
Starting the collection with a glamorous and sultry smokey eye which has us swooning! This incredible look starts with a brown shadow lining the bottom lash line, then work black kohl eyeliner from the waterline and along the top lash line. Blend a brown eyeshadow from the outer corner of the eye towards the centre of the eye, and finish with a beautiful gold shadow blended from the inner corner to the centre.
Get this look with: Maybelline Makeup The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
2. Step By Step Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial: Silver and Black Smoky Eye
This is a truly classic smokey eye with a blend of gorgeous greys and blacks. To recreate, start with a light brown from the centre of the eye to the outer corner. Go over this section with a black eyeshadow, getting gradually more pigmented towards the outer corners. Bring the eyeshadow along the lower lash line, adding a subtle flash of gold on the bottom line towards the inner corner. Finish with a silver shade in the inner corner and finish with a flush of eyeliner.
Get this look with: Rimmel Magnif’eyes Eye Palette
3. Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorials for Beginners: Electric Blue Smoky Eye
To create this electric blue vision, start by outlining the eyelid with a soft black line in kohl, loosely smudged out throughout the crease and along the lash line. Fill in the lines with a black eyeshadow blended subtly towards the centre, then with your blue eyeshadow, pat the colour down in the centre of the eyelid. Use a kohl eyeliner to run through the waterline and top eyelid to finish the look.
Get this look with: Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow, Acid Rain
4. Brown Smoky Eye with Thick Eyeliner
This is the perfect look to take you from day to night, and will most certainly make your eyes pop! To recreate this style, start with a light colour in the corner of the eyes on both top and bottom, blending out towards a darker brown on the outer corners, again both top and bottom. Use eyeliner to line along your lash line along the top and the bottom eyelid and frame the style. Finish with a touch of gold in the inner corner.
Get this look with: Bad Habit Athena Eyeshadow Palette
5. Step-By-Step Makeup Tutorials for Beginners: Graduating Blue Smoky Eye
No one said a smokey eye had to be with neutral colours! We love this gorgeous blue look. Start with a navy blue eyeliner and create a subtle flick from the outer corner of the eye diagonally towards the end of the eyebrow. Thicken the line with dark shadow. and blend towards the centre of the eye. Use a lighter blue to carry the line on to the centre of the eye. Use white eyeliner in the water line to accentuate the finished look.
Get this look with: Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
6. Step By Step Smoky Eye Tutorial: Golden Soft Smoky Eye
Start by sweeping a very light brown from the inner corner of the eyelid, and again throughout the crease, for this dramatic shadow. Work a gorgeous shade of gold across the centre of the eyelid and in the inner corner, and finish by using eyeliner to draw a line from inner to outer corner, with a flick at the end. Use kohl to line the water line to finish the look off perfectly.
Get this look with: Bad Habit Aphrodite Eyeshadow Palette
7. Step By Step Makeup Tutorials for Beginners: Bronze Glittery Smoky Eye
This absolutely stunning bronzed look has stolen our hearts – and we think it will yours too! start with a golden shade and sweep it right across the eyelid, even up to the brow bone. Then use a dark brown in the crease and blend it out towards the outer corner. Use eyeliner to line the top lash line from inner to outer corner, then a kohl pencil to draw in the water line.
Get this look with: Beauty Glazed Makeup Palette
8. Step-By-Step Makeup Tutorial for Beginners: Gorgeous Grey Smoky Eye
This lovely grey smokey eye is silvery and shimmery – two of our favourite things for eyeshadow looks! Start with a neutral shade right across the eyelid. Go over it with a lovely light silver shade. Work a darker grey colour from the outer corner towards the centre. Add a shimmery light silver to the inner corner and finish with lashings of mascara.
9. Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial for Beginners: Metallic Smoky Eye
A gorgeous nude shimmery shade is worked right across the eyelid to start this stunning look. A dark metallic silver is worked into the inner and outer corners of the eye, blended to meet the shimmery nude in the centre of the eyelid. Eyeliner is used for a thin flick lining the inner to outer corners of the top eyelid. The look is finished with false eyelashes for a dramatic effect.
Get this look with: PROFESSIONAL EYESHADOW PALETTE
10. Easy Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial: Soft Neutral Smoky Eye with Thick Eyeliner
Start with a subtle and light brown across the brow bone. Take a darker brown and work it into the crease, smudging out lightly. Using a champagne shimmer, sweep it right across the lid for a gorgeous golden look. Create a thick line with eyeliner working towards a flick which lines parallel with the end of the eyebrow, and finish with lots of mascara.
Get this look with: MORPHE Pro 35 Color Eyeshadow Makeup Palette
These are some of our absolute favourite smokey eye looks, and we couldn’t be happier with this beautiful gallery of make up inspiration for you to use in your own time. Which look is your favourite? We’d absolutely love to know!