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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)