You Ask, We Answer
Now that the smokey eye tutorial is over, its time to answer the most commonly asked questions about the huge eye makeup trend. Let’s begin.
Q. I don’t have an eyeshadow palette and eyeliner. How to do smokey eye makeup with just a kajal pencil?
A. You can attain an equally sexy smokey eye look with just a kohl pencil. Draw a thick line across your upper lash line with the pencil; don’t fret about drawing it perfectly since you’ll be smudging it anyway. Now using a soft smudging brush, blend the line across your entire lid. Lastly line your waterline and smudge it to complete the look.
Q. I always perfect smokey eyes but then pollution and sweat mess it up in just a few hours. By the time my day is over, I have racoon eyes. How do I make the look last longer?
A. The trick here is to use waterproof products that promise a long-lasting, sweat-proof application. Also, don’t skip the eye primer, even though it may seem unnecessary at times. You can also set your makeup with a setting spray for some added protection.
Q. I’m going for an intense black smokey eye for a party tonight. I am confused about which lipcolor should I pair it with? Will a red pout complement it?
A. The thumb rule of makeup says that you should pick out one element from your face and highlight it. To let your eyes, stand out, you need to keep the rest of your face muted. Stay away from bright reds and pinks and go for the subtler shades of your kitty, like a nude or a soft brown.
Q. My friend uses the smokey eyes as her everyday eye look. Even I want to carry it off during the day but am sceptical about my eyes looking OTT and grabbing unnecessary attention?
A. The best part about this fun eye makeup look is that you can play around with its intensity. So, if you want to achieve a subtle yet flirty daytime smokey eye look, use only a little of your eyeshadow and do not cover your entire eyelid.