Smokey Eyes Don’t Have To Be Boring!

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Hi guys!

So before posting yet another neutral smokey eye, I thought I would change it up a bit and try green!

Like most people I used to be afraid of colour on the eyes but with a lot of trial and error and good technique you can really make your eyes stand out in an ocean of colour!


Tip: I generally start with the eyes as you can then wipe off any fallout from the products and thus, achieve a smoother and cleaner under eye concealer application.

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Apply Rimmel Scandaleyes eye shadow stick in “009 blamed blue” on the top and bottom outer corner of the eyes

Then apply 005 tempting turquoise” all over the rest of the lid and crease. Blend the two until both are smudged and smoked out.

Tip: Do not bring the green too much into the inner corner and do not take the green beyond your crease. You can use it to slightly extend the end of your eye as I have done here.


Take the emerald green shade from the Maybelline Eyestudio 85 gutsy green palette and put it all over the lid on top of where you applied “005 tempting turquoise”. Leave the crease a bit dark.

You also want the outer corners to remain dark so do not apply the lighter eye shadow over the dark smudged liner. Just slightly blend them together.

Put the gold shade from the same palette into the inner corner and center of the lid still leaving the crease dark. Use a fluffy brush to blend everything to make sure there are no harsh lines.

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On the top apply a gel liner – the end should be faded for an ultra smokey effect. I used the Estee Lauder gel liner in 01Black

After applying your concealer, apply the Essence Liquid liner in 02 keep calm and go to the beach under the lower lash line, all the way from the inner corner to the end of your eye.

Blend the outer corner with a brush a bit to smoke it out. Finish off with a nude pencil in the inner rim line, falsies and mascara!

I chose to use some sparkle on the centre of the lid because… I love glitter! This is taken with a phone camera and shows off the sparkle more than the larger camera.


For the glitter I used the Eye on the glamour 03 Palette by Sonia Kashuk – The 4 centre eyes shadows are actually fine glitter.

Hair: Part your hair and twist the front bangs towards the back. Pin those in place and do a messy bun! Not much required here!


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Dior Nude skin foundation in 031 – applied with a flat top Coastal Scents brush

Dior Sculpt Lifting smoothing concealer – in 002 applied with fingers with a patting motion

Too Faced Candle light powder to set the makeup

Cheeks: Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer in 41 Warm Tan to slightly bronze the outer parts of the face including the jawline, temples and hairline and cheeks

Sonia Kashuk cream stick in 45 Sparkling Sands to highlight the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and under the eyebrows

Almost done!



Buxom big and healthy lipstick in Nantucket with Peach NYC lip gloss on top!

Hope you guys enjoyed. None of the pictures have been touched up. I was trying different lighting and different cameras to see which gave me the best results.

I decided to use two different cameras because each showcased my work differently. It is important that your makeup look good in all sorts of lighting and conditions!

Cheers πŸ™‚





12 thoughts on “Smokey Eyes Don’t Have To Be Boring!

  1. Dear Neelo ! I liked & found your Eye Makeup very interesting & informative. It has accentuated the charismatic effect of your eyes. The effort to eleminate the boring aspect turned out well .
    I am also as you said like most people afraid of using any other colour except shades of Brown & Bronze.

    I have slight ambiguity regarding the eyeliners use .
    Estee Lauder gel liner in 01Black … Used after eyeshadow makes sense .. but I was not able to comprehend the application of
    Essence Liquid liner in 02 .. Please elaborate it . Love

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    • Salam Puphoo! πŸ˜€

      I am overjoyed to see you reading my blog!!

      Ok so the reason I used the coloured liquid liner on the bottom lash line is to mostly highlight the inner corner area of the eyes and to bring colour to the bottom lashes. Coloured liquid liner pops more than if I had used a pencil in the same colour.

      You smudge the liner everywhere under the eye except for the part closest to the inner corner because that is where you want the colour to stand out. If you do not smudge it you will have a very stark line of colour and you want a smoked soft look.

      Now if you feel that this look is too much then there is another option to tone it down.

      You would do the top as is but at the bottom you can use black in the inner rim (Kajol) and then smudge it out a little bit using black or brown for a softer look.

      This is what most people would do and precisely why I chose to do it differently.

      Hope this provided some clarity but feel free to ask away!

      Neelo 😘


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