4 Steps To A Versatile, Simple, Smokey Eye

4.7.22 Lagos, Nigeria

 I mistakenly created a simple daytime, smokey eye look that anyone can create in minutes and can be worn all day long. 

How does one 'mistakenly' shoot and edit a whole YouTube video and it was a mistake? Well, it wasn't a mistake but I was able to quickly recognise the fact that the original idea I had for the video wasn't coming through and was able to quickly switch the look to something else. 

Shooting this video taught me a lot of things though and I'll share them in my next post which will be The 5 Things Working Women Do Wrong in Makeup. For now, let's focus on what I did do right and how you can replicate this soft smokey eye look which can be worn all day every day anywhere. 

First of all, you'll need the following 

black eyeshadow

neutral pigment (either compact powder or skin tone eyeshadow)

fluffy eyeshadow brush

black eyeliner

volumising mascara

Then take the following steps:

  1. Apply the black eyeshadow on the outer corners of your eyelids and crease including your outer lower lash line with the fluffy brush 
  2. Using the same fluffy brush, dip the edges of the brush into the skin tone eyeshadow or your compact powder and blend out the edges of the eyeshadow making sure to blend towards the inner corner of the eyes 
  3. Apply the black eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible and blend (the line doesn't need to be perfect)
  4. Finish off with 2 coats of volumising mascara on the upper and lower lashes

Watch my process below paired with soft, pink lips

I curated a list of products you can also use to achieve this look featuring eyeshadow palettes with both black and neutral shades below

Some of the places I'd wear this look to are the office, Church, out with friends, out on a date and many other places. It is very versatile and that's why it is my favourite way to wear a smokey eye these days. 

What about you? Where would you rock this simple, smokey eye look to?

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