Great Smokey Eye Tutorial

Great Smokey Eye Tutorial

great smokey eye tutorial, kandee johnsonGuys I have a great smokey eye tutorial for you! This is my daily go to because it is polished, simple, and fabulous! I love that I can throw this on without worrying about too much perfection, or I can take my time and really go for amazing definition. Honestly though, our mornings can be crazy enough without having to take forever on a makeup routine! You know that’s right! This smokey eye look can easily be toned up or down, depending on your destination, but today, I am going to give you my work day look. You can wear it to work, school, coffee, or anywhere at all. You will look fresh and like you have naturally smokey eyes! What’s not to love?

This great smokey eye tutorial also includes my easy whole face look, kind of my go to full makeup look. I tend to lean on the lighter side unless I have a fancy engagement. The cool thing about this look is that you can easily leave off some of the steps, and you still will look fabulous! If you are having a perfect complexion day, just go with the eyes and a little lip gloss. Or you can leave off the mascara for an exotic vibe. It really looks pretty that way. If you want more vavoom, add a liquid eyeliner to create the drama you are looking for. This smokey eye is beautiful the way it is, but is so basic that it can easily be amped up for the evening. Use your imagination!

Easy Smokey Eye Tutorial : Things you will need

  • I will be using my Naked Makeup Palette, but I have listed what the colors look like so that you can substitute with whatever you have on hand:)
  • Face Primer – to smooth pores and look finished
  • Eyelid Primer – to hold your smokey eye makeup in place.
  • Angled eyeshadow brush
  • Round fluffy eyeshadow brush
  • Large blending brush
  • Concealer
  • Nude eyeshadow color Matte – I use W.O.S from the Naked Basics Palette
  • Light taupe brown eyeshadow color – I  use Naked2 from the Naked Basics Palette
  • Dark brow eyeshadow color – I use Faint from the Naked Basics Palette
  • Black eyeshadow color – I use Crave from the Naked Basics Palette
  • Light shimmery highlighter color – I use Venus from the Naked Basics Palette
  • Contour stick if you want to contour – I use chiaroscuro from Em Cosmetics
  • Black mascara
  • Rosy powder blush
  • Loose transluscent mineral powder

Easy Smokey Eye Tutorial


  • Lightly apply to face, concentrating on pores on the side of the nose, chin, and center of forehead.


  • Apply to the eyelid, under eye area, around the nostrils, and to cover any dark spots.


  • You can skip this step if you want.
  • Apply the dark end of the contour stick to the sides of the bridge of your nose, the top of you nostril flaps, and the hollows of your cheeks. Blend well.
  • After you apply your blush, draw the lighter end down the bridge of your nose, the bow of your lips, and the tops of your cheekbones to create a beautiful glow.


  • Swirl a pretty rosy/pink blush on to the apples of your cheeks and blend for a natural, healthy looking complexion.


  • Using your fluffy brush, swirl the nude eyeshadow color all over your lid, sweeping side to side and in circular motions to blend into a gorgeous foundation for your great Smokey Eye Tutorial.
  • Fill your small angled brush with the light taupe brown, and line your eye from the inner corner all the way out slightly past the outer corner and flick it up, to create a winged eyeliner look.
  • Draw the line to the edge of the lower lash line and continue to line the outer half of the lower lash line.
  • Using the same brush and color, start at the inner third of the crease, and smudge the color outward, to meet the wing.
  • Fill in the V shape, concentrating toward the outer corner.
  • Take your small round fluffy brush, dip it in the same light taupe brown, or the darker brown depending on the desired effect, and deepen the pigment at the outer corner by using little circular motions.
  • Dip your angled brush into the dark brown or black and deepen the liner if you so desire.
  • Apply the light shimmer color the brow bone, inner corner, and center of the top lid.
  • Blend the whole look with your fluffy brush until you see no harsh lines.

Loose Powder

  • Swirl on a little loose mineral powder to set and finish your smokey eye makeup.


  • Use your angled brush and your brown shadow to fill and define your eyebrows if they need more definition.


  • Create beautiful lashes with black mascara.


  • You can just throw on any natural lip gloss or line with a neautral lipliner and top with a pretty pink or earthy lip color. Or any color you love for that matter! Hey, they are your lips!

There you go! I hope you enjoyed this great smokey eye tutorial! Now get out there and live it up! Smile and make someone’s day!

Happy beautiful life!!!


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