Personally, I'm not very good with eyeshadows. I don't really know how to do a legit smoky eye makeup with those. This one however, I've learned to do after watching a tutorial from the makeup goddess Lisa Eldridge. This is a smoky eye that doesn't need the whole transition shade, crease color, basically anything that would have me reaching for my black eyeshadows and eyeshadow brushes.
I present: The Lazy Girl's Smoky Eye. The look only calls for incredibly smudged up eyeliner, and a little pop of color on the lips.
Etude House Play 101 Pencil - #1
Holika Holika 1 Second Finish Browcara - Dark Brown
Laneige Two-Tone Lip Bar - #11 Juicy Pop
Keep in mind that you can do your base makeup before or after this eye look. But as the look calls for a lot of smudging and coloring with eyeliner, it might be wise to do your base makeup after this.
1. Take a kohl pencil or any creamy and blendable black eye pencil and start lining your upper lids.
2. From there, as if you're coloring in, color in your whole lid with the black kohl or eye pencil. If you've got uneven eyes like mine, do your best to even them out. If you can't even them out, that's fine too.
3. Take your fingers or a brush then smudge the edges. If you want to extend the smoky eye into a wing, go ahead.
4. Line your lower lashline and smudge as well. The initial line doesn't have to be perfect naturally since you're going to smudge it out anyway.
5. If it gets patchy in places, pack on the kohl or eye pencil on those spots again. You can also leave it like that for a rocker vibe.
6. Fill in your brows as naturally as possible.
7. Either do a gradient lip or swipe on your favorite lipstick or lip tint.