Smokey Eye 101

Now that everyone’s favorite season is here, it’s time to update your day-to-day look and add some extra glam. Which means, break out the berry lipsticks, ankle booties, and dark sultry eyeshadows. We have asked Neroli Salon & Spa makeup artist, Aseel, to give us the deets on how to create a quick & simple smokey eye– perfect for a beginner or at-home expert.

Products/Tools Used:

-Aveda Concealor
-Aveda Gobi Sands Eyeshadow Trio
-Aveda Cacao Eye Definer
-Fluffy Blending Eyeshadow Brush
-Medium Eye Color Brush

Step 1: Use concealor to cover up any redness or veins.

Step 2: Smudge Aveda’s Cacao eye definer on lids up to your crease. It’s ok to be messy, as this will act as a base and primer to get the level of intensity we want to create the “smokey-ness.”

Step 3: Use a medium eye color brush to spread and blend the definer onto lid. Soften the edges into your crease.

Step 4: Using the same brush, pick up the darkest color in Aveda’s Gobi Sands eye shadow trio, and pat over the area you placed down the eye definer.

Pro Tip: Always make sure to use a patting motion when placing eye shadow down, as this will pack the color on and give intensity.

Step 5: Use a clean contour brush to blend the crease to soften edges and give that smoked-out effect.

Pro Tip: If edges look too harsh for your liking, use the lightest color in the trio to soften further.

Step 6: Line the lower lash and water line with eye definer.

Step 7: Use medium eye color brush, again, with darkest color in the eyeshadow trio to smudge over and soften eye definer.

Step 8: Apply Aveda’s Mosscara.


Pro tip: You can substitute ANY eye shadow color instead of the brown. BE FUN AND CREATIVE.

This blog was written by Neroli Downtown Esthetician, Aseel. To schedule a facial, waxing, or makeup service with Aseel, call 414.227.2888.

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