Prime your eyelids with a formula designed to stop your shadow from slipping, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, £17, Look Fantastic, is a good option.
Now let’s get started on the eyes…
A smokey eye needn’t be black – any dark hue will doUse a large fluffy brush for your transition shade, you only need a tiny amount of product and the key is to blend in large circular motions to create that blown out smokey effect.
Use a more tapered brush to add in a darker shade, rich browns and grey’s tend to work best as they are less harsh than solid black and will be much easier to blend out.
Using a smaller more tapered brush will give you more control and definition.
Sweep your brush in your chosen shade and make sure to tap off any excess before gently blending the darker shade underneath the transition shade.
For a dramatic smokey eye take the dark shade right onto the lid and smudge a black kohl liner along the lash line.
If I had to give just one top tip for creating a perfect smokey eye it would definitely be blend, blend, blend!
Take your time and be sure to use small amount of product as it can be difficult to work with too much shadow, especially when it is super dark.
Always create your smokey eye before your face makeup such as foundation and concealer too in case any of the shadow falls out onto your cheek.