19 Glamorous Smokey Eye Tutorials

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A smokey eye is one of our favorite eye makeup looks. It’s sexy, classic and suits everyone. The key to a flawless smokey eye is proper blending. That’s why it’s important to have at least two clean blending brushes before you start re-creating the looks below. Also, when rocking a smokey eye, remember to keep your cheeks and lips light.

These 21 tutorials will show you have to nail a perfect smokey eye look. Each tutorial has a step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. Enjoy!

1. BLACK SMOKEY EYE + POP OF GLITTER

Instagram / elymarino

Instagram / elymarino

Step 1. Begin by applying a neutral eyeshadow onto your eyelid.  This eyeshadow will make your blending easier. Using a clean fluffy brush, apply a dark grey eyeshadow onto your brow bone, and blend it slightly above the crease. This shade will make the transition between the black shades much smoother.

Step 2. Apply a black eye pencil or gel eyeliner all over your eyelid. Blend everything out.

Step 3. Using a flat eyeshadow  brush, apply a black matte eyeshadow. Blend some more.

Step 4. Spice the look up with some glitter on the center of your eyelid.

Step 5. Line the waterline with a black eyeliner. With a smaller brush, apply a mix of grey and black eyeshadows below the waterline. Blend everything together and highlight the inner corner.

Step 6. Finish the look with a few coats of mascara and some false eyelashes.

2. BLUE, BROWN & PURPLE SMOKEY EYE

Instagram / auroramakeup

Instagram / auroramakeup

Step 1. Start by applying an eyeshadow primer and let it dry. This step is highly recommended if you have oily eyelids. Next, apply a neutral eyeshadow as your base. Choose the color that’s similar to your skin tone.

Step 2. Highlight the brow bone. With a big and soft brush, apply a light brown eyeshadow to your crease. Take a dark brown eyeshadow on a blending brush and apply it above the crease and extend it to the outer corner of the eye. You can use scotch tape to get a sharp and clean edge. Apply some brown eyeshadow below your waterline, too.

Step 3. Highlight the inner corner of the eye with a shimmery silver or white eyeshadow. Apply a dark blue eyeshadow to the entire eyelid and some purple shade on the outer corner of the eye.

Step 4. Apply a thin line of an eyeliner along the upper lash line and your favorite false lashes. Line the waterline with a blue eye pencil.

Step 5. To bring the look together, apply some purple eyeshadow below your waterline. Apply mascara over your lower lashes.

3. BLACK & GREEN GLITTER LOOK

Instagram / RomyGlamBeauty

Instagram / RomyGlamBeauty

Step 1. Place a piece of scotch tape on the outer corner of your eye, at an angle. To make the tape less sticky, place it on the back of your hand few times. This makeup trick will make your smokey eye less frustrating. Using a large blending brush, apply a light brown eyeshadow to your crease.

Step 2. Using light patting motion, apply a black matte eyeshadow to the inner and outer corner of the eye, slightly bringing it to the crease. Leave the center of the eyelid untouched.

Step 3. Apply a glitter glue to the center of the eyelid and pat the loose glitter pigment on top.

Step 4. Peel the tape off and put some black eyeshadow to the lower lash line. Line your waterline with a black eye pencil.

Step 5. Apply a black liquid eyeliner along the upper lash line and some mascara to the lower lashes.  Finish the look by applying your favorite falsies.

4. DARK BROWN LOOK

Instagram / MakeupByMia

Instagram / MakeupByMia

Step 1. Prime your eye with an eye primer and let it dry. Apply a dark brown eyeshadow to your entire lid and blend it out.

Step 2. Now pick a light brown eyeshadow and apply it to your crease with a blending brush. Blend until you’re happy with the look.

Step 3. With a flat shader brush, apply a dark plum eyeshadow onto the lid and blend it slightly into your crease.

Step 4. Spray some MAC Fix Plus setting spray onto an angled liner brush. Dip the brush into the purple eyeshadow from the last step and create a wing. The spray will intensify the eyeshadow and make it more adhesive. If you don’t own any setting spray, you can use water.

Step 5. Next, line your top eyelid with your favorite gel eyeliner in black.

Step 6. Apply some copper glitter onto your eyelid to make your eyes pop.

Step 7. With a small brush, apply the same brown shades on your lower lash line.

Step 8. Highlight the inner corner with a gold eyeshadow. Finish the look with your favorite false eyelashes.

5. BLACK SMOKEY EYE + GOLD GLITTER

Instagram / vegas_nay

Instagram / vegas_nay

Step 1. Prime your eyelid with an eye primer and let it dry. This step will make your black smokey eye last longer.

Step 2. Apply a black eye pencil as your base. The eye pencil used in tutorial is NYX “Knight”. Apply some black eyeshadow to your lower lash line, too.

Step 3. Pat a black eyeshadow over the black base.

Step 4. Pick a light brown eyeshadow and blend everything together with a big and soft blending brush.

Step 5. When you’re happy with the blending,  highlight the brown bone with a silver or white eyeshadow. Blend the shades together until there are no harsh lines.

Step 6. It’s time to spice up the lower lash line! Apply some baked gold eyeshadow along the lower lash line with a small brush.

Step 7. Build the color up by adding in a gold glitter. Finish the look with a pair of long and wispy eyelashes.

6. SMOKEY CUT CREASE

Instagram / AuroraMakeup

Instagram / AuroraMakeup

Step 1. As always, you need to prime the eyelid. If you don’t have an eye primer, you can use a foundation or concealer. They’ll do the trick.

Step 2. Pick a black eyeshadow and create a cut crease. Blend it out with a dark brown eyeshadow. Apply a neutral or light brown eyeshadow on your mobile lid. Highlight the inner corner and brown bone with a vanilla colored shade.

Step 3. Create a black winged eyeliner. You can use liquid or gel eyeliner, whatever you prefer. Apply a pair of false eyelashes.

Step 4. Line your waterline with a brown pencil and blend it out with an eyeshadow you’ve used to create a cut crease. Create a gold glitter wing on your lower lid, too.  Finish the look by adding some gold glitter above the inner corner.

7. LIGHT BLUE GLITTER LOOK

Instagram / SurgeryMakeup

Instagram / SurgeryMakeup

Step 1. Apply an eyeshadow primer. Pick a light blue eyeshadow and blend it out in the crease.

Step 2. Apply a shimmery blue eyeshadow onto the eyelid.

Step 3. Yes, another blue eyeshadow! This one should be a shimmery light blue shade. Apply it along the lower lash line and on the inner corner of the eye. Use a smaller brush to have a better control.

Step 4. Add some depth to the look by applying some black eyeshadow to the outer corner of the eye. Blend the shades together.

Step 5. Next, carefully pat a light blue glitter onto the lid.

Step 6. You’re almost finished! To make your eyes appear bigger, apply some mascara on the upper and lower lashes. Line your waterline with a black pencil.

Step 7. Apply false lashes.

8. GREY & PURPLE LOOK

Instagram / elymarino

Instagram / elymarino

Step 1. Apply a neutral eyeshadow as your base.

Step 2. Using a blending brush, apply a pink eyeshadow (or blush) slightly above the crease. This shade will be your transition color.

Step 3. Next, build up the look by adding some purple eyeshadow into the crease.

Step 4. Add some depth with a black eyeshadow. Apply it to the inner corner and blend to the crease. The shade should be darkest in the outer corner of the eye.

Step 5. With a patting motion, apply a shimmery grey eyeshadow onto the lid without touching the crease.

Step 6. Apply a black winged eyeliner. Use a liquid or gel eyeliner.

Step 7. To make those eyes sparkle, apply a glitter glue onto the lid and pat a silver glitter over it.

Step 8. Line the waterline with a black pencil. Apply a mix of the black and purple eyeshadows along the lower lash line. Finish the look by highlighting the inner corner and applying false eyelashes.

9. BLACK SMOKEY EYELINER

Instagram / makeupbymia

Instagram / makeupbymia

Step 1. Apply a thin layer of an eye primer. Next, apply your base eyeshadow. The base eyeshadow should be a neutral shade that’s similar to your skin tone. Take a light brown or peachy eyeshadow on your crease brush and blend the shade into the crease. To intensify the look, pat a dark brown shade onto your lid.

Step 2. Line your upper lash line using a black gel liner. Make a thick and big wing. It doesn’t have to be perfect!

Step 3. Smoke out the liner using a small pencil brush and a black eyeshadow.

Step 4. Using the same brush from the last step, apply all four eyeshadows to your lower lash line.

Step 5. Highlight the inner corner with a gold sparkly eyeshadow. Lastly, apply false lashes.

10. BROWN SMOKEY EYE

Instagram / makeupbygisset

Instagram / makeupbygisset

Step 1. Start the look by highlighting your brow bone.

Step 2. Apply a taupe brown  eyeshadow. This will be your transition color.

Step 3. Next, take a warm medium brown eyeshadow and apply it to the crease.

Step 4. To add depth and dimension to the eye, apply a red brown eyeshadow to the crease.

Step 5. With a deep brown eyeshadow, create a soft cut crease effect.

Step 6. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, pat a shimmery beige eyeshadow onto the lid.

Step 7. Apply an eyeliner.

Step 8. Smoke out the eyeshadows on your lower lash line.

11. BLACK & TEAL SMOKEY LOOK

Instagram / SurgeryMakeup

Instagram / SurgeryMakeup

Step 1. Apply a black shimmery base to the lid.

Step 2. Blend the base out with a grey eyeshadow. Blend until you get a soft smokey finish.

Step 3. Next, apply a black matte eyeshadow to the inner and outer part of the eyelid, but avoid the center of the lid. Apply some of that black eyeshadow to your lower lash line, too.

Step 4. With a flat eye shadow brush, pat a shimmery teal eyeshadow to the center of the lid. To brighten up the look, highlight the inner corner of the eye.

Step 5. Line your waterline with a black pencil and apply false lashes.

12. DARK BROWN + COPPER GLITTER

Instagram / makeupbymia

Instagram / makeupbymia

Step 1. Take a bright orange eyeshadow and start building it above your crease, and towards the inner corner.

Step 2. Next, apply a dark brown eye pencil or eyeshadow to the lid and blend it upwards into your crease.

Step 3. To make the look more smoother and smokey, use a small tapered brush and a chocolate brown eyeshadow and blend, blend, blend!

Step 4. Using a patting motion, apply a burgundy brown eyeshadow to the lid.

Step 5. Line your upper lash line with a black gel eyeliner and create an inner-corner cat eye.

Step 6.  Apply some copper glitter pigment onto your mobile eyelid.

Step 7. Apply false lashes.

Step 8. Tie the look together by applying the brown pencil from the step 2 along your lower lash line. Then, blend it out using the brown shade from the step 3. Apply mascara and go dramatic with some lower false lashes.

13. BLACK & SILVER SMOKEY EYE

Instagram / daniela_beirana

Instagram / daniela_beirana

Step 1. Start by applying a peachy eyeshadow to your crease. Use a soft and fluffy blending brush.

Step 2. Pat a silver eyeshadow to the center of the lid.

Step 3. Apply a black matte eyeshadow to the outer corner of the eye.

Step 4. Apply the same shade to the inner corner.

Step 5. Using a blending brush, connect the corners.

Step 6. Line your waterline.

Step 7. To brighten up the look, highlight the center of your lower lash line. Use the eyeshadow from the step 2.

Step 8. Apply an eyeliner along the lower lash line and mascara.

Step 9. Finish the look with some partial false lashes on your upper and lower lash line.

14. BLACK & PURPLE GLITTER LOOK

Instagram / SurgeryMakeup

Instagram / SurgeryMakeup

Step 1. Apply an eye primer and a purple eyeshadow as a base.

Step 2. Highlight the inner corner with a shimmery eyeshadow.

Step 3. Apply a black eyeshadow to the outer corner of the eye and along the lower lash line. Blend it to the crease.

Step 4. Using a patting motion, apply a purple glitter.

Step 5. Line your waterline with a black pencil. Finish the look by applying mascara and false lashes.

15. GOLD GLITTER SMOKEY EYE

Instagram / elymarino

Instagram / elymarino

Step 1. Start by applying an ivory or beige eyeshadow onto the brow bone. Now take a light brown eyeshadow and apply it slightly above the crease using a soft blending brush.

Step 2. Build the color up by adding a chocolate brown eyeshadow.

Step 3. To add depth and dimension, apply a dark brown eyeshadow in the crease. Use the same blending brush from the last step.

Step 4. Apply a copper eyeshadow onto the mobile lid. Use a flat eyeshadow brush and patting motion.

Step 5. Line the waterline with a black gel liner or pencil and smudge it out with a small brush and some dark brown eyeshadow. To sparkle up the eyes, apply a gold glitter pigment onto the lid. Finish the look with a winged eyeliner and false lashes.

16. BLUE SMOKEY EYE

Instagram / daniela_beirana

Instagram / daniela_beirana

Step 1. Apply an eye primer and let it dry. Next apply a neutral eyeshadow, similar to your skin tone. This step will make your eye makeup last longer.

Step 2.  Why black base? Black will bring out the hidden color in your eyeshadow and intensify it. You can use black eyeshadow crayon, waterproof pencil or gel eyeliner – anything that’s black and long wearing.

Step 3. Pat a navy blue eyeshadow onto your eyelid.

Step 4. Apply a dark matte eyeshadow to the outer corner of the eye and blend!

Step 5. Line your waterline with a black eye pencil.

Step 6. Smudge the lower lash line using a small brush and some black eyeshadow.

Step 7. Apply your favorite mascara.

Step 8. Apply false eyelashes.

Step 9. Finish the look by applying an eyeliner along the upper lash line.

17. SMOKEY EYE FOR BLUE EYES

Instagram / makeupbymia

Instagram / makeupbymia

Step 1. First, highlight the brow bone.

Step 2. Using a crease brush, buff a chocolate brown eyeshadow into your crease.

Step 3. Blend the brown eyeshadow out using a peachy eyeshadow and blending brush.

Step 4. Next apply a gold eyeshadow onto the eyelid.

Step 5. Build the look up by adding a sage green eyeshadow onto the gold shade from the last step.

Step 6. Apply a black matte eyeshadow to the outer corner of the eye to add depth and dimension.

Step 7. Apply and smudge a mixture of black and brown eyeshadows to the lower lash line.

Step 8. Sparkle up the look by applying a glitter pigment to the center of the eyelid. Finish with mascara and false lashes.

18. PURPLE SMOKEY EYE

Instagram / RomyGlamBeauty

Instagram / RomyGlamBeauty

Step 1. Take a piece of scotch tape and place it as pictured above. Using a fluffy blending brush, apply a medium brown eyeshadow to the crease.

Step 2. Next apply a reddish brown eyeshadow tightly to the crease. Use a smaller blending brush.

Step 3. With a flat eyeshadow brush, pat a bright purple eyeshadow to the lid.

Step 4. Blend, blend, blend!

Step 5. Remove the piece of tape and highlight the inner corner. Apply the purple eyeshadow to your lower lash line.

Step 6. Apply false lashes and winged liner.

Step 7. Apply your favorite mascara to your lower lashes and line the waterline.

19. PURPLE & BLACK CUT CREASE

Instagram / rfadai

Instagram / rfadai

Step 1. Start by applying a light pink eyeshadow into the entire crease. Use a big and soft blending brush. Next apply a pink eyeshadow just on the outer wing of the eye.

Step 2. Apply a matte purple eyeshadow onto the entire lid.

Step 3. Create a cut crease effect using a black matte eyeshadow. This step will add depth and dimension to the eye.

Step 4. Create a winged liner using a black  liquid eyeliner.

Step 5. Line your waterline with a purple eye pencil. Apply a mixture of the purple and pink eyeshadow to your lower lash line. Smoke it out using a small, fluffy brush. Add mascara and false lashes.

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