This Is the Eyeshadow Look People Ask Me How to Do More Than Any Other

Featuring my favorite blue pencil!
Publish date:
April 22, 2016
mac, nyx, smoky eye, eyeshadow, tutorial, blue eyeliner

I wear smoky eyes A LOT — but I like to switch it up a bit so I don't get too bored with it. Good thing there's a million different ways to do a smoky eye!

Here's one of my favorite ways to do it, especially for spring/summer. It's a nice, easy way to add some cool color to a warm smoky eye.

To begin, I just add some highlight directly underneath my brow. Here I'm using a combo of MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon and Gesso with my dome-shaped brush. I actually got this brush from my makeup school, but a similar one is Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush.

Next I decided to pack on Sketch by MAC all over my lid with my #781 dome-shaped brush from Bdellium Tools.

Then I added my crease color which is one of my favourites that I use all the time, Saddle by MAC. I blended it out with one of my MAC 217 blending brush. Usually I bring up my crease color onto my brow bone a bit because I like to be able to see it when I look straight.

I then grabbed my #781 Bdellium brush I just used previously (I just wiped off the excess sketch shadow that I used previously on a paper towel) and dipped it in my Saddle eyeshadow to add some smoky definition underneath my waterline.

Now I'm adding a quick cat-eye liner with my Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. You can make this liner matte by adding some black eyeshadow on top.

Then I added some of my Definedly black Pro Longwear Eyeliner by MAC in my waterline and blended it into my lash line for a really smoky effect. I love this liner because it really stays put!

I always blend out my liner with some shadow, I really like using my #716 Bdellium brush because it's a small pencil brush that allows me to blend, but very precisely. This just enhances the smoky liner look. I dipped it into my sketch eyeshadow that I used all over the lid and blended out the black liner on my lash line.

Now it's time for the blue! I'm adding one of my favorite liners NYX Slide-On Eye Pencil in Azure and just adding it to the inner corner and blending it a bit into the inner crease and under my waterline near the inner corner. LOOK AT HOW PRETTY THIS COLOR IS THOUGH!

Now I've just added some of my Fresh Water eyeshadow by MAC with my 217 MAC blending brush to smoke out the blue a bit. I've also added my favorite House of Lashes Smokey Muse lashes. Generally you want to add the shadow before you've added your lashes but I totally forgot to grab an image and had already put them on.

When looking down you can really see how far I added the blue into the inner corner. I just think it's a nice little touch of color to add into your regular warm smoky eye routine and really makes your eyes pop.

I also decided to go for a nude/stone lip combo with my MAC Fleshpot lipstick and Stone lip pencil to keep the focus on the eyes.

Let me know if you recreate the look!