Beauty Basics: Smokey Eyes Tutorial

Create this basic smokey eye look in 5 minutes.

You will need a neutral eye shadow primer, at least 3 eye shadow colors in medium to deep shades(shown here in a range of brown tones), black eye liner and mascara.

Step 1: Prime the lid with an eye shadow base or neutral color.  Top 3 artist faves: -MAC Paint in Bare Canvas www.maccosmetics.com -Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Cement www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com -Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion www.sephora.com

Step 1: Prime the lid with an eye shadow base or neutral color.  Top 3 artist faves:

-MAC Paint in Bare Canvas www.maccosmetics.com

-Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Cement www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

-Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion www.sephora.com

Step 2: Contour the outer lid with a medium matte eye shadow. Shown here in Afterglow Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadow in Impasto. www.afterglowcosmetics.com

Step 2: Contour the outer lid with a medium matte eye shadow. Shown here in Afterglow Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadow in Impasto. www.afterglowcosmetics.com

Step 3: Deepen contour color with a dark matte eyeshadow to desired intensity. Press this same eye shadow into the inner rim for smoldering impact. Try Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette for a great range of light, medium and dark neutral matte eye shadows. www.sephora.com

Step 3: Deepen contour color with a dark matte eyeshadow to desired intensity. Press this same eye shadow into the inner rim for smoldering impact. Try Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette for a great range of light, medium and dark neutral matte eye shadows. www.sephora.com

Step 4: Sweep a shimmery mid tone eye shadow across the lid and smudge into the lower lashline.  Shown here in Afterglow's Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadow in Lustre. For a super glamorous party look, use glitter instead of eye shadow. Makeup Forever's Diamond Powder #5 is a fine micro glitter in gorgeous multi-dimensional shades that will make your smokey eye sparkle. www.sephora.com

Step 4: Sweep a shimmery mid tone eye shadow across the lid and smudge into the lower lashline.  Shown here in Afterglow's Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadow in Lustre. For a super glamorous party look, use glitter instead of eye shadow. Makeup Forever's Diamond Powder #5 is a fine micro glitter in gorgeous multi-dimensional shades that will make your smokey eye sparkle. www.sephora.com

Step 5: Define the upper lashline with a bold liner and generously coat lashes with mascara.  Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink withstands tears, oil and lots of dancing. www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Step 5: Define the upper lashline with a bold liner and generously coat lashes with mascara.  Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink withstands tears, oil and lots of dancing. www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Voila! Apply a few individual lashes to the upper lashline and you have a glamorous party look!  

Voila! Apply a few individual lashes to the upper lashline and you have a glamorous party look!
 

These photos were originally created for an Afterglow Cosmetics tutorial.  Check out the full range of organic cosmetics used in this tutorial at www.afterglowcosmetics.com. 

Special thanks to the lovely Zoe Shear for modeling this look.

Makeup and photography by Stephanie Sevilla.