No matter how common it gets, I love pulling off a smoky eye! It's a classic and never really goes out of fashion.
I am still a bit reluctant to wear it during day time as I usually prefer a light base whereas a smoky eye with a light base is a bit no-no in my opinion. Well, for Asian skin at least, as we tend to have dark circles and dark eyes will emphasize that. Hence I reserve it for when the sunlight fades and I can get away with a heavier base and a dark eye.
I think things should be simple when it comes to creating such a look. You will find a gazillion tutorials on You Tube to create THE smoky eye, however one is unlikely to remember that or reproduce it when needed, either due to its complexity or the time it occupies.
Hence why not keep it simple enough so you can actually wear it eh?
I created the look below using only one eye shadow. You heard me right, a single eye shadow only. I used a baked eye shadow which had grey and silver swirled in it. I used the sparkly silver for the brow bone and the grey for the rest of the eye. I just added some extra grey shadow on the crease to give the look some dimension.
The best thing about this shadow is how it looks so different in different lighting, don't you think? And this is just a minutes work girls, so you don't need to sit all day in front of the mirror trying to blend :)
I used Famous by Sue Moxley Merged Eye shadow(retails for under a fiver!) in Shade 6 for this look. It is the most gorgeous baked shadow that I've ever come across till date. It's super pigmented and best applied with fingers. It has three colours swirled in namely a cloudy grey, a dark grey and a super sparkly silver.
So next time you're at Superdrug, don't forget to swatch this baby and I'm sure you'll end up buying some of these pots!
I will be doing two other parts for the 'The 1 Minute Smoky Eye' series so keep your eyes peeled lovely ladies.