How to Create a Smokey Eye

by alayna parks

Tutorial on how to get a neutral smokey eyeshadow look.


  • eyeshadow primer
  • neutral colored eyeshadow
  • light brown eyeshadow
  • dark brown eyeshadow
  • black eyeshadow
  • sparkly eyeshadow
  • base eyeshadow brush
  • flat eyeshadow brush
  • fluffy eyeshadow brush
  • accent eyeshadow brush
  • optional: eyeliner and mascara
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    The materials you will need for the smokey eye.

    Step 2

    Apply eyeshadow primer with your fingers and your base shadow with the base shadow brush.

    Step 3

    Apply the light brown eyeshadow with your fluffy brush all over the crease in a “windshield wiper” motion (back and forth).

    Step 4

    Apply the sparkly eyeshadow with your flat brush on the eyelid.

    Step 5

    Use the fluffy brush again to apply the dark brown eyeshadow to the outer half of the crease in a circular motion.

    Step 6

    Apply the black eyeshadow with your accent brush to the very outer corner, blend with your fluffy brush.

    Step 7

    Apply the dark brown eyeshadow to the lower lash line with the accent brush.

    Step 8

    Optional: apply eyeliner and mascara to finish the look.