The Laziest Way to do Smokey Eyes: a Tutorial

Hi everybody,

In 2008, My Makeup Blog brought you the easiest way to do the smokey eyes. Recently, I've come up with a new way that's even easier. This novel approach does not require the use of eye shadows. All you need are two or three reliable and blendable eyeliners and a makeup brush. I've been wearing it out for a few times and I got compliments all the time.

Here's the look. It's still smokey but it's a lot easier to do.
Want to know how to do it? Jump!

What you'll need:

1. Eyeshadow primer: I use ELF eyelid primer
2. A chubby white eyeliner: I use Wet n' Wild eye pencil in Pixie
3. Two eyeliners: you can get by with one but I wanted something soft and something hard so I use L'Oreal HiP Color Chrome eyeliner in Black Shock and the cheap $1 Brightening eyeliner from ELF.
4. A pencil brush: ELF contour brush is a good one.
5. A reliable mascara: this one is also from ELF.

Now, we're ready to rock and roll!

Step 1: Prime your eyes with the eyeshadow primer. This will prolong your eye look and keeps the liners from creasing.

Step 2: line your upper and lower lashes with your chubby eyeliner. Make sure you line them thick.

Step 3: With the soft eyeliner (L'Oreal HiP Black Shock), line your upper lash line and wing it out at the end. Do this step one eye at a time. Don't be shy, line it thick. Then, with the pencil brush...

...blend the line up and out. At this point, you start to see a gradient with the black and white mixing together. If you want a darker look, line and smudge again.

Your eyes should look like this at the end of step 3. Repeat step 3 on the other eye.

Step 4: line your upper and lower lash lines with the hard liner (ELF brightening liner). Use the white eye pencil to highlight the area under the brow bone and the inner corner of your eyes. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

Then, proceed to do makeup to the rest of your face as usual.

You can really see the smokey action going on here. I use Rimmel London Airy Fairy lipstick and VS Blush lip gloss in this picture
Yup, I've been breaking out for no reasons. Argh! Also, those are my real lashes with my new mascara. I have to do a review on this mascara. It is so good!

Same look, different lipstick. 6 hours later.
My face is not even shiny. Yay to my new foundation!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial. It really doesn't take a lot of time at all. I did it for less than 10 minutes, including taking pictures in between. If I don't have to take pictures, it will end up around 5 minutes. I love this look and the L'Oreal HiP liner. If you are in a budget, using only this liner will be sufficient. However, I am a pain and I want different liners of the same color in my upper and lower lash lines because they have different textures. Yup, that's how you're going to be after you become a beauty blogger.


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