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How to Create a Smokey Eye Look That's Not Too Dramatic

Having a smoky eye look can be tricky. You don’t want to end up looking like you had an encounter with a badger! But, when done correctly, the smoky eye look is gorgeous and adds drama to any occasion.

Smokey eye

So if you’re ready to give this glamorous look a try, here are some tips and tricks to help you create the perfect smoky eye look without looking too dramatic.

First things first, choose your eyeshadow colors wisely. Dark shades of brown, grey and even black may be tempting but they can easily make your look too harsh and overdone. A good rule of thumb is to stick with soft neutrals like beige, taupe and light brown. These colors will give you the perfect amount of smokiness without being over the top.

Next, add a touch of shimmer to your eyeshadow for an extra sparkle. Start with a light layer on the inner corner of your eye, then blend it outwards towards the outer corner. This will help make your eyes look wider and brighter while also creating a beautiful subtle smoky effect.

Another key component to achieving the perfect smoky eye is blending. Start by applying eyeshadow to the crease of your eyelid, then blend it upwards towards your browbone. Make sure you use a nice fluffy brush and blend any harsh lines around the edges. This will give you a softer and more natural look.

Finally, add some eyeliner to your eyes. Start with the upper lid, then work your way down to the lower lash line. A brown or grey liner is best for this look as it won't be too harsh, but still adds enough definition and drama.

And there you have it! With these tips, you’re sure to get the smoky eye look without looking too dramatic. So go ahead and give it a try – your peepers will thank you! 

For even more glamour, why not add some false lashes? This can take your look to the next level and make your eyes pop. Just be sure not to go overboard – too many lashes will make you look overdone.

And don’t forget about mascara! Curling your lashes before applying some volumizing mascara will help open up and define your eyes even more.

We suggest the originality eyeshadow palette to get started with your smokey eye.

Eyeshadow for smokey eye

So there you have it – the perfect smoky eye look without looking too dramatic. With a few simple steps and some practice, you can master this timeless beauty trend in no time. So give it a try and see what all the fuss is about!

Good luck!