How to Make a Smokey Eye Effect for Gray Eyes

A smokey look is a popular trend for this radiant eye color. Many colors can be used while in the process of making this in-depth effect brighten your eyes and define them.

Steps

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    Apply Eye Primer. Using eye primer helps keep your makeup on all day long, and also help the eyeshadow color look the natural color it is supposed to look like. Sometimes, the eyeshadow does not look like the color it is supposed to when applied to your eyes. Eye primer can help bring out its natural color and keep it on all day long.
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    Apply a black, gray, or silver eyeliner. Be sure to put it close to your lash line, and that it meets at the ends. You can use any technique you want while applying your eyeliner.
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    Apply your darkest shade of eyeshadow. Or your base coat; it can also be the lightest shade, such as a silver, if you're using a darker gray or black hue for your gray eyes. Clear your eyes of any straying smudges outside of the eyelid with a blush brush by running it gently outside the eyelid area. Be careful not to smudge it more into your skin with your finger, as it will be more difficult to get off.
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    Next, take your lightest color. Apply it close to your lash line and sweep out, not too close to the inner part of your eyelid though. This brightens the darker shade of eyeshadow and gives it a light, shimmery effect.
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    A neutral shade will be applied next. Lightly brush this over the white, or lighter color. Be sure to thin it out as it nears the inner corner of your eye, matching it with the lash line and already applied eye liner. This keeps your eye bright, but dulls it down just enough so that it isn't too bright.
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    Brush lightly outside of your eyelid with the neutral shade. This gives a more in-depth effect and gives your eyes a very dramatic look. Don't apply it very dark, or it might not turn out the way you would've liked it to. Keep it lighter and playful, but dramatic and mysterious at the same time. This can give you many different looks for your eyes.
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    Want a more 'playful' look to your dramatic eyes? Feel free to add a slight sparkle to your eyes by gently dabbing a glitter onto the edges of your eyes. This gives a gentle. but warm touch that lightens the darkness and dramatize the eyeshadow shade you decide to use.
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    Apply a good mascara. The brand of your mascara matters when it comes to a dramatic look. Sweep upwards from your lash line to the top of your lashes. Let the base coat sit for a moment before applying new coats. If you wish to use two mascaras, apply two coats with the first one, then two more with the second.

Tips

  • Keep the rest of your face simple and clear. This keeps some attention drawn to your eyes, and not as much drawn to other dramatic part of your face that might distract people from your eyes.
  • It is a good thing to have everything planned out beforehand, and incorporate it into your daily morning routine.
  • Be sure to have a clean, clear face before applying makeup.

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