Quiz: Find Your Best Smoky Eye Look
Answer these questions to learn how to create the best smoldering eye makeup look for your unique eye shape
You Likely Have Round Eyes, So Here's How To Get Your Ideal Smoky Look:
When you have round eyes, they tend to be prominent and dominate your facial features. To create a smoky look for this shape, Schlip says blending is key. Here are the tools and products you'll need:
Three shades of eyeshadow in a light, medium, and darker tone. To make this easy, Schlip uses an eyeshadow palette so she doesn't have to fumble with multiple compacts. Try Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner, $11.95. For a daytime smoky day look, stick to mauve and bronze shades, but for nighttime, turn up the heat with black and gunmetal.
Two brushes -- a fluffy one and a medium-sized, stiff brush.
An eyelash curler. Schlip loves the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $19.
Liquid Eyeliner, try the top-rated It Cosmetics Liquid Gel Eyeliner, $20.
Mascara -- check out our editors' favorites and the highest-rated drugstore mascaras to find a new fave.
Step 1: Sweep the medium shade across your lids using the stiff brush.
Step 2: With the same brush, apply the lighter shadow on your browbones then blend the medium and lighter shades together.
Step 3: Dip your fluffy brush in your darker color and blend it into your creases, following the shape of your eye.
Step 4: Line top lids with liquid liner and bottom lids with the darkest eyeshadow shade.
Step 5: Finish by curling your lashes and applying two to three coats of mascara.
If your eyes are small in relation to your other facial features:
Schlip recommends using medium and light shades only. "Just sweep a medium-toned shimmer shadow on the lids and a lighter shimmery color up into the browbone." For liner, "I like to extend the liner past the eye shape and smudge [it] into the shadow with a small stiff brush or a Q- tip," she says. "A flesh toned or white eyeliner can be used on the wetline [or inner rims] here to make eyes really look bigger and pop."
If your eyes are far apart:
To make your eyes appear closer together, Schlip recommends keeping the darker shadows focused on the inner corners of your eyes. And avoid extending your liner beyond your outer corners.
If your eyes are close together:
To make your eyes appear further apart, apply "white shimmery shadow" with a small brush to the inner corners of your eyes,"says Schlip. Then, when applying your liquid liner, apply it in a very thin line at your inner corners and extend and thicken the line as you reach your outer corners "to draw [your] eyes outward," she says.
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