Get Ready with Your Smokey Eye Look in 4 Easy Steps

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create a smokey eye like the pros.

Smokey eyes may appear simple in theory, but they can be difficult to achieve in practice. That’s because there is such a thing as too much smoke (I know, we couldn’t believe it either). After all, the rebellious, rock ‘n’ roll alternative to painstakingly immaculate makeup is supposed to be smoky eyes. However, there’s a fine line to be drawn between looking “sexily disheveled” and just plain weird. So it’s reasonable that more than 41 million of us have Googled “how to get a smokey eye?”

First and foremost, what exactly is a smoky eye? It’s essentially a blended or diffused eyeshadow rather than a single block colour, which a) adds dimension and b) looks sultry. You can use a single shade and smoke it out around the edges, but most people prefer to overlay several shades and textures. “All the layers add so much dimension,” Hung Vanngo, celebrity makeup artist and King of the Smoky Eye, revealed in his video tutorial on metallic smokey eyes. ‘Why do I need to do a pencil first, then the shadow, and then another shadow?’ you might think. But it’s because of the depth you generate. It’s evident in the photos you take, and it’s lovely. Essentially, you create a gradient from very dark to very light and fade it out.”

We contacted Reign Studios’ PRO Artist for a step-by-step smoky eye tutorial, as well as some helpful hints. What’s the clincher? combining (lots and lots of blending).


Before you start your smokey eye, there are three things you should know.

  • The trick is to keep the darkest spot at the lash line at all times. It maintains the makeup looking new and fresh, and it ensures that the focus is on the eye rather than the makeup.
  • Maintain a straightforward approach! To make your eyes pop, use no more than three shadows and a liner.
  • Blending is your ally. Brushes are crucial for achieving the desired mix. It doesn’t matter how dark you go with a smoky eye or what colours you choose; what matters is how effectively you blend the liner and shadow. That’s what gives it its sensuous appearance.


Usual Smokey Eye Makeup Techniques Sound Too Hard? There’s a cheat’s way too…– “A quick and simple approach to achieve a smoky eye with minimum tools is to combine a long-wear cream shadow and a long-wear gel eyeliner together,” Amy suggests.

  • To achieve the smokey effect, simply apply the shadow all over the lid and mix it outwards towards the outer corner. Then, using a small eye brush, smudge the gel eyeliner around the bottom lid and lash line.
  • “For a dramatic smoky eye, choose a black cream shadow, and for a softer look, choose a shimmer cream makeup.”

Hope the above hack is helpful to all our smokey eye lovers…
Reign Studio For Smokey Lash Extension Look
You can also give your eyes that smokey eye look by the eyelashes you do. Reign Studio’s lash technicians are undoubtedly the pros in giving the most desirable look to all their clients be it a cat eye look or a smokey one.
For the most glamorous, fuller extended eyelash look, book your appointment today at www.reignstudios.com or simply visit your nearest studio, having locations in Delhi and Mumbai.

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