I kid you not– this is the most basic, EASIEST smoky eye in the history of the world. No eyeshadow involved! No confusing blending of colors! No wings, no cats, no falsies, no nonsense– just simple sultry sexiness.
Step one: Apply concealer to your undereyes. Be sure to get the sides of your nose if your eyes are close-set, and also the outer edges of the eyes (the skin near where your upper and lower lashes meet).
Step two: Using a black gel eyeliner, line your upper lashline. As thick or as thin as suits your eyes. Don’t wing out.
Step three: Using a brown eye pencil, line your lower lashline (not the waterline!). Line where your lashes are thickest– don’t line the innermost and outermost edges. This will give the effect of sooty, thick, dark lashes, without looking like you’ve been using an eyeliner to create the effect.
It will also make your eyes look big, wide, doe-like, even! when paired with mascara (see below). Yes that was me imitating the Pink Panther.
Enjoy your subtle, smoky (“smokey”?), smoldering eyes! This look is so appropriate for any time of day– at work, at school, at a party, the club, you name it! And so easy, right?