Smoky Eye Made Easy
Apply a dark shade of eye shadow to your entire lid (see color suggestions below), close to the lash line. Blend color upward to the crease.
Eye Makeup Color Guide
For hazel eyes: Brown and beige shadow with a black eyeliner
For blue eyes: Gray and white shadow with a navy eyeliner
For brown eyes: Navy and beige shadow with brown or black eyeliner
For green eyes: Green and gold shadow with dark brown eyeliner
Tip: Metallic colors are perfect for holidays and make eyes pop!
“Anyone can do a smoky eye—it’s not just for celebrities,” makeup artist Nyssa Green says. “A common mistake with eye makeup is to go too dark. I tell my clients to start with neutral shades, so you enhance the eye without overpowering it.
Nyssa Green is the owner of The Green Room Agency For Image Development in Atlanta, which represents hair, makeup, and wardrobe artists who work on television and film stars. She’s won five Emmy Awards for her work, which has been featured on CNN, MTV, BET, and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, among others.