Bridal Makeup

Brides who Nailed the 'Smokey Eye' Makeup Look & How you can too!

Anupriya Khanna, 26 Apr 2019

Your eyes are a reflection of your spirit and when it comes to your bridal eye-makeup, there is certainly nothing that can surpass the charm of a glamorous smokey eye.

Smokey eye makeup has been a fad for quite a long time, but brides only seem to be going crazier about it. Owing to how irresistibly bold and gorgeous they make one look, smokey eyes have become a go-to option for a lot of brides. Be it mehndi, cocktail, sangeet or wedding, we've seen brides vouching for smoldering smokey eyes in black, gold, matte & glitter for almost all their wedding revelries. And why not! It is one lit makeup trend that goes well with almost every type of attire. In fact, when accompanied with blood red lips or cutesy pink nudes, the uber-chic smokey eye makeup enhances your bridal glory by multifold, making you the ultimate star of the night. It is, therefore, important for you to pay all the attention to this raging makeup style and incorporate it in at least one of your glam wedding makeup looks.

And hence, to give you all sorts of inspiration, we curated this blog and laid down scintillating looks of our favorite real brides who rocked the classic smokey eye makeup and swept us off our feet! Check out their looks and take some cues. After you're done ogling at these beauties, we have listed a step-by-step tutorial & the products you need to do classic smokey eye makeup on your own!

Real brides who Aced the Glam Smokey Eye Makeup

Shimmery pink smokey eye makeup teamed with a thick stroke of eyeliner and rosy lips

This bride's matte smokey eye makeup with perfectly outlined brows, nude lips, and clean face is perfect for a day wedding

Smokey eyes and bright lips make a great combo!

Classic matte gold smokey eyes with red lips and rosy cheeks

Source Shahid Naar
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We're loving this bride's shimmery smokey eyes makeup accompanied with peachy lips & voluminous lashes.

Can't get enough of those perfectly smoked eyes primped with a hint of bling!

A flawless base with shimmery, smokey eyes and voluminous lashes

This bride let her gold and black smokey eyes do all the talking!

If you don't mind going all bold and experimental with your eyes, an all black smokey eyes makeup is just the one for you!

This bride's shining gold & black smokey eye makeup is way too glam!

Dramatic smokey eyes are a sure shot win!

Source Paran Singh

Here's some bridal makeup inspiration for all you South Indian brides!

A dash of glitter can help you uplift your D-day look

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Smokey eye makeup for your engagement? Hell, yes!

How about a rose gold smokey eye makeup to pair with your wedding ensemble?

Subtle smokey eyes and cinnamon lips work out amazingly for this bride

Black and brown matte smokey eyes amped up with red lips

Emerald smokey eye makeup paired with nude lips and subtle blush

A perfect amalgamation of fluttery lashes and pink smokey eye makeup for your wedding day

It's hard to look away from this bride's bold smokey eye makeup and pink lips

Source Memoirz

Those dark smudged smokey eyes and red lips look picture perfect on this bride!

Ace that gorgeous smokey eye look on your haldi, pooja or other pre-wedding ceremonies, just how this bride did

This bride is a vision in her glittering blue smokey eyes, nude lips & highlighted cheekbones

Who wouldn't fall for these cocktail-ready black smokey eyes fashioned with smudged blue kohl! *Super Dreamy!*

When opting for a clean and dewy base, complement it with nude lips and black smokey eye makeup

We're swooning over this bride's plum smokey eyes makeup

Striking wine lids paired with winged eyeliner, defined eyelashes, and pink lips

Want to keep your smokey eyes soft and subtle? Give this one a try!

Flawless base, cherry red lips and gripping smokey eyes make for a perfect bridal makeup

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Brown smokey eyes with nude pink lips and flushed cheeks

Looking for that perfect eye makeup? Take some cues from this bride and try bronze shimmer eyes smoked out at the creases

This bride went subtle with her smokey eye makeup yet made a spectacular statement on her engagement ceremony

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How to Do a Classic Smokey Eye Makeup

Step 1: First things first, prime your eyelids.

The last thing you'll want is to see your smokey eye makeup smudging and settling into fine lines within a few hours of application. So, always make it a point that you apply a good amount of primer over your lids and under your eyes before you begin with your eye makeup. It helps you keep your makeup intact for hours on end.

Step 2: Apply a creamy concealer

Once done priming your lids, the next step is to conceal them. Invest in a good quality concealer, rub it across your lids and your under-eye area with the help of your ring finger. This would not only help you to nullify any sort of shadows but also create a soft and smooth base for your smokey eyes makeup

Step 3: Treat your under-eye area with some loose powder 

After concealing, take some loose powder and brush it atop your lids and under-eye area using a fluffy brush to cut down on eye shadow creasing and deal with any fallouts.

Step 4: Pat on some light eye shadow

Now that you're all prepped up, take a light or medium shadow, sweep it across your lid with a flat brush and blend it upward and outward perfectly into the crease.

Step 5: Apply some eyeliner to your lash line

To get that perfect smokey eye look, start with outlining your top lash line with a good amount of eyeliner and then start blending it towards the crease. Use a blending brush to give it a more soft & smudged look. Then, apply the same liner to your lower lash line and smudge it as well.

Step 6: Sweep a darker shadow 

When finished with the eyeliner part, head to applying the darker shadow. Take an ample amount and sweep it over your lids. And then keep on blending it towards the inner corner of your eye until you achieve an aesthetical smokey look.

Step 7: Swipe on some highlighter

Here comes our favorite part! To neutralize the dark smokey eyes makeup and open up your eyes, put on some highlighter along your brow bone and over your inner eye corner.

Step 8: Curl up 'em lashes and apply some mascara!

Once you are done and dusted with all the above steps, curl up your lashes using an eyelash curler and then finish it off with a thick coat of mascara.

(Note: These steps are applicable only for classic smokey eye makeup. You can always refer to thousands of smokey eye makeup tutorials available on the internet in case of any specifications.)

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Basic Products you Need to do a Smokey-eye Makeup

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