About the smokey eye:
The smokey eye is one of the most popular eye looks nowadays. White the traditional smoke eye look was heavy, this new modern take on it is lighter and more flattering, especially for day wear. Luckily, it is now very easy to accomplish.
Steps to perfecting the smokey eye:
Take your eyeshadow brush and swirl it into the eyeshadow, coating the brush. Tap off any excess, unwanted eyeshadow. With the eye shadow brush, sweep the eyeshadow across the entire lid.
For a rock star look, use a dark gray shadow. Repeat the above step to get the eye shadow on the brush. Press the eye shadow brush onto the bottom half of the eyelid starting at the eyelash line, and up to the crease. Smudge the eye shadow in with your finger. For a softer look, use a khaki or purple shade.
Drag the brush underneath the eye, without adding more shadow to the brush. This will place just a small amount of shadow underneath your eye. There is no need to use eyeliner with this look.
If you like you can finish the look with a mascara, black or brown depending on your look.
Tips & Warnings:
> Make sure your finger is clean before using it to blend the eyeshadow.
> The point of this modern take on the smoky eye look is for the shadow to be a bit transparent, not so heavy.
Hope this helps and good luck!