The smoky eye never goes out of style, and with the recent revelation that this is Cheryl Cole’s favourite makeup look, I have outlined the ultimate guide to perfecting a crease-free smoky eye that lasts.
Before you begin creating your signature look, apply a primer to the lids, thus ensuring your colour stays put and does not seep into creases. I love Perricone MD No Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow, £29. This serum works as a perfect base, prevents creases and offers light-reflecting pigments to create a soft, yet wide-eyed finish.
Next, using your eyeshadow brush, apply a base eyeshadow, sweeping both up to the crease above your eyes and also applying a touch directly underneath your lower lash lines.
The following step is to choose a darker, deeper shade and brush this into the outer corners of your eyes, making sure you blend.
4.Smudge In Eyeliner
To create the super sexy definition, apply your liquid liner or kohl to the length of your upper and lower lash lines. Smudge the liner into your eyeshadow. I love Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen, £18. If you feel nervous about the smudge, why not invest in a smudge brush?
This has to be my favourite part of any makeup routine, as a good mascara can literally transform your look in seconds and create the eye-popping results we all crave. After using your eyelash curler, apply your fave mascara to both upper and lower lashes.
It is impossible to create the smoky eye look without encountering a little too much smudge under the eyes. Ensure your finished look is flawless by removing any excess makeup with a cotton bud, not forgetting to add a tiny amount of concealer and highlighter under and around the eye area. I adore Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, $29.
Now your smoky eyes are perfection and will remain gorgeous for the entire evening! Hooray!