No matter what your eye looks like, you can make a killer smoky eye that will be perfect for any night look, or for making a big statement in the daytime, too. I have heard people say "my eyes are too small to go smoky," but this will show you how to fix that. Cosmo has said it, and so it must be so.
Look for your eye type below, and then follow the steps on how to make a perfect smoky eye.
- Make your smaller eye look lifted and larger! Do this by making the darker shade higher towards your brow bone on the smaller or droopy eye.
- For liner, trying using a kohl pencil to line your lower lash line, working from the outer corner inward three-quarters of the way, then trace your waterline with a cream pencil, to open your eyes to help combat the heavy top color!
- You want to make your eyes look like they're a little bit farther apart. Start this effect by putting iridescent shimmering color in the inner corners of both eyes.
- Use a medium color shadow on the rest of the eyelid, and only use a deeper shade in the crease!
- Line only from where your lashes thicken, and only on the inner rims so as not to push your eyes downward.
- Create depth by using a dark shadow applied in line with the curve of your eyeball.
- Start with a gray or bone color, then add a darker color from the outer corner, tapering it in as shown! Blend them with a medium shade.
- Line your top upper lash line thickly, and just swipe a waterproof liner along the bottom.
- Big eye lids means you can add a lot of color, so work with it!
- Use a medium to dark color from the lash line to crease and blend it. Then, add a browner to contour this into the crease to make it smoother and add some warmth.
- Use light shades to keep your eyes looking wide!
- You won't use a dark color at all here; use a light shade from lashline to crease, then add a medium shade along the crease and outwards to elongate your eye.
- Use a nude waterproof eyeliner (especially on the bottom!!) to keep from closing off your eyes.
- Use a shimmery shade to make your eyes really pop!
- Then, use a bronzer to blend it out at the crease for the smoky look.
- Use the same shimmery shade along the lower lash line, too!
- Line the upper inner rim with black, and use a waterproof liner with a color similar to the shimmery shade on the bottom to draw more attention.
If you want to learn more eyeliner techniques to accompany these tips, try this guide I shared as well--it can show you everything you'll want to know about lining your eyes!