Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Makeup tips to get smokey eyes

Makeup tips to get smokey eyes
Go all smokey (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
Here is how to get the stunning smokey eyes for an evening out

The smokey smouldering eyes look, is something that has been there for a long time. And, the reason for that is simple — it is a look that can be carried off by most of us for if done well, it looks good on any kind of complexion. Another good thing about this look is that it can be sported with both traditional Indian outfits as well as western ensembles. Follow the simple tips to glam up your eyes...

Prime your eyes
Begin by applying a light coat of eye primer. For any kind of makeup, using a primer is important because it helps the makeup to stay on for longer. Dot over eyelids and then move all the way up till under your eyebrow.

Use light eye-shadow first
Pick a light brown or nude eye shadow and apply a thin coat on your eyelids. Stay on the lid only. Don't take the dark shadow anywhere close to your brow line.

Blend well
The trick is to blend and then blend some more. Use your fingers if you are deft with it or use absolutely clean brushes.

Line your eyes
Take a gel eye-liner and outline your upper eyelids. Then draw a line on your bottom lid too. Nowsmudge it with light deft strokes, to get the smokey look.

Coat lashes with mascara
You can now finish your smokey look with coat of mascara. Take the mascara brush and wipe off the excess on it and then while looking into the mirror with eyes wide open, apply a coat on your lashes from the roots to the tip in a zig-zag manner. Let it dry completely before you go for the second coat. Make sure you opt for a very light single coat on your lower lashes. Over done lower lashes look fake and unappealing