Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lazy smoky eye - one color of shadow needed

This is my first ever tutorial. I shot the pictures a few months ago, and they aren't the greatest, but they give the idea. Ok, the pictures kind of suck. And I also don't have most of these products anymore, but that doesn't matter, because it's more a technique than a look. So, anyway, here's the final result:

Step 1: Apply some sort of primer or base, according to your personal eyelid needs. Here, I'm using Urban Decay's cream shadow in Moonshine.

Step 2: Thickly line your upper lashline with the smeary black liner of your choice. I'm using the dark gray-black cream shadow stick from Wet N Wild.

Step 3: Smudge the line you just made so it blends into your base.

Step 4: Apply an eye shadow of your choice from lashline to just above your crease. I'm using some random gray I had around, before I swapped it away because I don't like how gray looks on me. This also works well with a nude sparkly color.

Step 4: Line your lashline with the non-smeary black liner of your choice. I either used the Milani Minerals liner pencil or one of my Physicians Formula black gel liners. Then I did my mascara.

The result was the pictures at the top.


  1. Love this look! What an easy smokey eye! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Hey! You're welcome. I've decided that it doesn't work on me when I do it with gray and black, but blue and brown and nudes all work great.

    I'm considering trying a brown base and Fyrinnae Nijiro...