With smokey eyes, finding the right balance of colour and darkness is difficult. I always tend to use browns to create my smokey eyes with a combination of light to dark moving out of my eye. However on a night out last week I decided to go for black eye shadows and eye liner to create my desired look. I was wearing a dark red shift dress from H&M that had a leather peter pan collar, I wanted to pick up on the black and create extra pow with my eye make up.
So to create my look I used a combination of different eye shadows and eye liners. I had treated myself to some new make up from Feelunique because it is a hell of a lot cheaper than buying it from any high street store. I will list below what I used so you can have a go at creating your own smokey eyes.
As an all over base I went for a natural colour from my rimmel eye shadow palette. Found here - http://tidd.ly/955cc942 go for one of the lighter shades to start with.
I then built up the colour using layers of the darker browns. I always start with browns because you can always go darker but it is a pain to take the make up off and start all over again. I then used my Lily Lolo black eye shadow and simply started from the outer corner of my eyes and worked in, make sure you apply a slightly thinner layer the further into the corner of your eye you get so you don't look like you've been punched! Find Loly and Lolo here - http://tidd.ly/eb96f7c4
For eyeliner I used a combination of gel liner from Maybelline in intense black (found here - http://tidd.ly/574296ce) and a kohl liner by Rimmel http://tidd.ly/9b51c321 I used the gel liner on the top of my eye to create a thin black line and then used the pencil to line the inside of my eye for a more dramatic look.
To finish off the look simply curl your eye lashes and finish with coats and coats of your favorite mascara. I chose Scandal'eyes by Rimmel http://tidd.ly/3716d681
So ladies if it is a dramatic evening look you are wanting, make sure you pick the right colours and layer them up to the extreme that you want.
Have fun practicing!