How do you create a smoky eye?

Any instructions online? I'm pretty clueless when it comes to makeup and have always liked this look.
What a great video! Thanks. Looks like a cool website too. Things are so much easier to figure out when you see someone else actually do it.
great video!!! thanks! i printed the directions. i didn't realize you should start from the top down. i always go from the bottom up. can't wait to try it at home
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i didn't realize you should start from the top down.
Originally Posted by luvmylocs
top down?

i have only a few issues with that video -

the first being that it's better to use a cream as your guard under your eyes because powder shows wrinkles - at least for old ladies like me!

don't take your "guard" product off until you've COMPLETELY finished - that includes mascara.

put eyeliner on LAST so it will show up (just before mascara). i use a powder eye shadow and an angle brush to get it on!

i like small brushes - 1/4 inch - for smoky eyes, so i can be precise in makeup placement.
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That video was pretty good. I don't ever use a "guard" product. I don't like very much powder or makeup under my eye...it emphasises lines. I don't even use much cream product there under my makeup, because it will cause my eye makeup to smear before the end of the day. I'm just very careful when applying my shadow. I work it into the brush and tap very well before applying and I get very few flakes or mishaps. If I get any, I use a fluffy fan brush afterwards to gently sweep them away.
With your eyes, I'd recommend trying purple eyeshadow. It won't look weird if you choose a good shade and keep the application light. Also, if you naturally have thick lashes, you can forgo the eyeliner. I actually find that it makes my lashes look smaller (even when I apply a thin, well-formed line).
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Last edited by curlinicator; 02-01-2013 at 02:08 PM.
I'm a real tard when it comes to applying eye makeup. I have hazel green eyes and I stopped at the store today and picked up some light and dark greys to see if I could get a more smokey look. I also like a real light coating of a purple shade. A light purple with a little bit of shimmer.
I'm thinking I can add that light purple on top of the grey to give it that little pop. What do you guys think? It's really hard to imagine because you read PURPLE and it doesn't sound good but if it's applied very lightly and a light color - it can work. Now, if I can do it!
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Last edited by curlinicator; 02-01-2013 at 02:08 PM.
there is no reason you can't do a purple smoky eye!

this technique does not have to be limited to shades of brown or grey. you can use purple, dark greens, or dark blues too!

for a purple eye (all MAC colours because that's what i have), try Crystal for the highlight, Shale for the lid and Violet eyeliner.
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there is no reason you can't do a purple smoky eye!
Originally Posted by rouquinne
I've done purple! It rocks

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