5 Minute Smokey Eyes

Smokey eyes don’t have to be difficult! Here’s a little guide to the perfect 5 minute smokey eye look. Just follow these easy steps ...

Smokey eyes don’t have to be difficult! Here’s a step by step guide to the perfect five minute smokey eye look.

Just follow these easy steps –

Perfect your base

Prep your eyelids using an eyeshadow primer – if you don’t have one of these then concealer will do the job just as well. Set your primer/concealer with a translucent powder to absorb any excess oils on your eyelids.

Base colour

Using an eyeshadow brush, apply your desired eye colour in an arch over the top of the lid, just above the crease.

Transition shade

Select a neutral colour for your crease, this will create definition and depth to your eyes. Blend this colour lightly through your crease in a windscreen wiper motion, back and forth making sure to lend edges to create a seamless look. Smudge it out!

Once all your eyeshadow is blended, trace the upper lash line with a soft black pencil, you can then gently smudge it out with your fingertip or a small makeup brush.


Define your lower lash line with your selected shade using a small brush or an eye pencil. To read more about selecting the perfect shade for your eye colour read our blog post here.

Highlight-make it pop!

Complete the look by adding a highlight shade to the inner corners of your eyes. This will soften the makeup look and brighten your eyes. Lashes galore

Finally, finish with a coat (or two!) of your favourite mascara. To take your eyeshadow look from day to night apply falsies to create that extra bit of wow factor.

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