I like smokey eyes, especially the darker version created with grey and black or dark brown and bronze eyeshadow. I bought a pretty olive green eyeshadow a while ago and tried out a lighter version of a smokey eye by blending olive green, brown and gold eyeshadow.
I quite liked the way it turned out, and I kept the colours a bit lighter since it was a day look. For an evening look I’ll use more of the green and brown eyeshadow to darken the smokey eye. I’ll also use black eyeliner at the bottom to darken the line on the lower eyelid and apply more mascara.
Here is some of my makeup tips to create this look. I’m no makeup artist so bear with me 😉 I started out by applying dark brown eyeshadow to the outer corner of my eyelid, up until the middle of my eyelid. I then applied gold eyeshadow to the inner corner of my eye towards the brown eyeshadow, and then blended the gold and brown eyeshadow with the olive green eyeshadow. To soften the line of the eyeshadow towards my eyebrow, I used a small brush to lightly apply gold eyeshadow and blend the line for a softer look.
To line my eyes, I applied dark brown eyeshadow with an angled eyeliner brush to the outer corner of my lower lid, and then also applied some of the olive green eyeshadow. I blended the two colours by softening the line with gold eyeshadow that I applied along the length of my lower eyelid. I finished the look by applying dark black eyeliner to my upper eyelid and added one layer of mascara. Viola – add some lipgloss and you’re ready to go!