How to Create Smokey Eyes for Day or Night

Tip of the Day: Let your eyes make a statement.
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How to Create Smokey Eyes for Day or Night

Tip of the Day: Let your eyes make a statement.

-Louise Zizzo, MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist

Kim Kardashian

Smokey eyes are a perennial favorite on the runway and on the red carpet. Would we recognize Kim K. without her trademark smokey eye look? While it may look complicated, Louise Zizzo, Mac Cosmetics Senior Artist breaks down the look into four easy steps for day and night.

Now nothing can stop you from mastering this flattering style. Here’s how you do it.

Day Time Smokey Eye in 4 Easy Steps:

1. Apply MAC Eye Shadow in Patina ($14.50, maccosmetics.com) in sheer wash over eyelid using the MAC 213 Brush ($22.50, maccosmetics.com), and then blend out edges into the crease of the eye.

Day Time Step 1

2. Apply MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number ($14.50, maccosmetics.com) to the water line of the eye and across the top lash line; smudge liner into eye shadow using the MAC 219 Brush ($23, maccosmetics.com).

Day Time Step 2

3. With what is left on the MAC 219 Brush, line under the eye from the outer edge and then fade the line towards center of the eye.

4. Finish with lots of mascara to top and bottom lashes using MAC Studio Fix Lash masacara in Black Fix ($13, maccosmetics.com).

MAC Mascara


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0 thoughts on “How to Create Smokey Eyes for Day or Night

  1. Candice says:

    Love the smokey eyes look

  2. sabina says:

    the step-by-step really helps!

  3. citymouse says:

    Love the step-by-step! Can’t wait to try this.

  4. NYCdogmommy says:

    love the colors!

  5. jessica03 says:

    Smoky eye is perfect for a date!

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