How To Get Dark and Sultry Smoky Eyes

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Many women feel that they cannot go out in public without wearing makeup and for many of these women, dark eye makeup is the look of choice. If you have always liked the way that smoky eyes look for quite some time, you may be wondering how you can get the look. Dark and sultry smoky eyes look sexy and give your eyes definition, no matter what color they are. Creating a perfect smoky eye is not as hard as it may seem. It can be done easily with just a few, simple products.

Getting Started

If you are planning on creating a smoky eye look, the first thing you will want to do is to  be sure you have the products you will need. You won’t need many, just a few. The first thing you will need to create a smoky eye look is some eye shadow in dark colors. You can usually get a quad of dark eye shadows that will all blend together in stores like Wal-Mart. Black eye shadow is important as is grey. You will also want to have some eye makeup primer to be sure that the eye makeup sticks to your eyes. Additionally, you will want to have some eye liner and mascara. Fake eyelashes are optional for this look. If you have all of these things, you will be ready to start doing your makeup.


Doing Your Makeup

When you are doing your makeup, the first thing you will want to do is be sure that you have your foundation all done. You can use Revlon Photo Ready foundation to give your face a nice, airbrushed finish. Next, you will want to apply a bit of blush to the apples of your cheeks and some bronzer to give your face definition. You can now work on those eyes. Apply the eye makeup primer to the entire eyelid. You will then want to take some black eye shadow and apply it to your eyelid. Blend it with some grey eye shadow and use a nice, white shimmery eye shadow on the brow bone. You can also apply the white shimmer in the corners of your eyes. Next, take your eye liner and use it to line your eyes on both the top and the bottom. Finally, use either mascara or apply fake eye lashes to your top eyelid and you will be ready to rock and roll.

Creating a dark and sultry smoky eye look is not nearly as hard as many people make it seem. You will just need to have the right products on hand and know how to blend them together to create the look you want. It’s easy to do and won’t take much time at all. Give it a try today and see how easy it truly is!

About the Author: Pat Froeman is a college graduate pursuing a career in photo journalism. She loves to write about make up tips and ideas she learns from the professionals. She also recommends Microdermabrasion from Riiviva.


  1. I have learned that blending is the key for flawless dark smokey eyes. Less product and proper blending. SOme people takr it as dark means applying a lot of eyeshadow which is not the way.

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