Beauty How-To: The Smoky Eye

The smoky eye has fast become a fixture in the beauty repertoire of celebrities, models and the general public alike. It’s an oldie now, but a goodie!

Done right, it can add a beautiful mystery to your look and bring out your eyes.

Trouble is, it’s not quite as easy as it looks!

I absolutely love the below video tutorial by video blogger Eman, on how to do Lea Michele’s Golden Globes smokey eye look.

Check it out, plus a little inspiration gallery!


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50 Comments

  • Reply yslyenom Monday 25th February, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    The video tutorial is really useful.

  • Reply SuperStylish Wednesday 2nd January, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Love the darkness of this look!

  • Reply SuperStylish Wednesday 2nd January, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Looks so pretty on the celebrities

  • Reply SuperStylish Wednesday 2nd January, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Looks amazing

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Wednesday 26th December, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    This is a great tutorial! The smokey eye is a classic!

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Gorgeous!

  • Reply Citrinoj Wednesday 14th November, 2012 at 4:31 am

    you never can go wrong with smokey eye,,(:

  • Reply Xanthexo Saturday 10th November, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    love this trend! great video

  • Reply leckytomato Thursday 8th November, 2012 at 10:09 am

    oooo interesting..

  • Luci
    Reply Luci Tuesday 6th November, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Still learning

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Monday 5th November, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    great video!

  • Reply detailed Monday 5th November, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I can never get the smoky eye right! I’ve had it professionally done too, and it just did not look good on me 🙁

  • Reply foxoduck Monday 5th November, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Wish I could pull it off 🙁

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Monday 5th November, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I love the gallery of inspiration

  • Reply amanda6393 Monday 5th November, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Fantastic! Classic look.

  • Reply fifi73 Monday 5th November, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I love the smokey eye look, thanks for the video….

  • Reply ragdollbaby Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Great video and pics 🙂

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Pretty red dress.

  • Reply godsaur Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    love it!

  • Reply sheree-lily Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    this look will remain on this planet foreverrrrrrrr & everrrr.

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I love it.

  • Reply Sparkles17 Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Love the smoky eye but still have not perfected it as yet!

  • Reply Elunia Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Smokey eye, is a look that has grown on me, but it needs to be done well for me to like it

  • Reply teekendall Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    like it!

  • Reply sassylily Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Love the red dress with the great eye makeup

  • Reply dj23249 Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Looks very appealing but sounds hard work to get right

  • Reply dapperdolly Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 4:46 am

    There’s definitely reasons why this ‘trend’ has been used consistently since ancient times. Both women and men like it and men used to wear it and still do subtly in some places and on screen. There are many people who think it’s ‘too much’ though but it really depends on what you prefer and what suits your image/look or what you’re going for on that particular day/occasion. Smokey eye can range from eyeliner around part or the whole eye with reinforced lines (in a different colour or texture) or with slightly dark shadow to heavy liner and shadow both on the lids and upper eye. It just depends on what you can take because even a little can look heavy especially on people with darker hair. It can also easily look heavy on both people with pale and very dark skins. The size of your eyelid goes a long way to determining how much you can use too, since smaller lids needs more to get a similar effect to bigger lids and bigger lids have certain application styles that suit them more without making the eyes look cartoon like. Just practice and don’t put the eyeliner in the eye – on the rim/inner rim like sooo many do. Your eyes aren’t meant to be in direct contact with makeup, it’s not healthy.

  • Reply Claireo Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    love this look

  • Reply anatunkia Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Ty always wanted to get this look ^^

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Wish I could do it better

  • Reply benji2812 Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    i can never do a smoky eye… my lid space is too small :((

  • Reply coyleshana Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Everytime I attempt smoky eyes it always ends in disaster 😉

  • Reply MsKimo Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Gorgeous look I think anyone can pull off because you can vary its intensity.

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Every single one of these women pulls it off flawlessly. It’s really a universal look.

  • Reply Zerotolove Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Love it! x

  • Reply maggielyly Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    cool

  • Reply betelgeuse Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I always end up getting black eye shadow everywhere!!

  • Reply AmberB Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Stunning

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I love smokey eyes but I have small eyes & it doesn’t suit me 🙁

    • Reply yslyenom Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Oh, I didn’t know it doesn’t suit those with small eyes.

  • hayley_shortie_22
    Reply hayley_shortie_22 Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    i love a smokey eye but normally for nights only and keep it natural in the day time

    • Reply yslyenom Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      Me too

  • Reply Jane Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I adore smoky eyes. Very sexy and dramatic!

  • Discomilk
    Reply Discomilk Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    great video, its helpful

  • Reply lizzie77 Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    love this trend

  • Reply djchilds Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I love this look, it’s so sexy 🙂

  • fleurchan
    Reply fleurchan Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Thanks I’m now raceday ready.

  • Reply T1NA Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 11:20 am

    i don’t think it would look good on me 🙁

  • Reply shazam Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Smokey eyes has always been a favourite look of mine.

  • Reply Chanels_Allure Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Love the smokey eye, a trend def staying.

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