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How to Do a Smoky Eye with One Color

Finished-How to Do a Smokey Eye with 1 Color

Sometimes when you’re in a hurry, you won’t have the time to experiment with a lot of eyeshadow colors. What do you do when you don’t have time and inclination to play with multiple palettes but still need to look all glam up? Why not try a smokey eye with just one color of eyeshadow? In this tutorial, we’ll teach you just how to achieve a complete look with a single eyeshadow color. If you’re brave enough, you can even try doing everything with only one brush as well!

 

How to Do a Smoky Eye with One Color

Priming your eyelids helps your makeup to last longer. Step 1: First you have to prepare your eyelid. If you want to use a primer, go right ahead—I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.   Start from the bottom of your lashes, feathering upwards! Step 2: Take your flat shader brush (eyeshadow brush) and pick the color that you want to choose. Take some of it and start patting it onto your eyelid (only your eyelid) to achieve the effect above. Get it opaque and pigmented cause you’ll need it for the next step! Remember... Up and out, up and out! Step 3: Clean your brush off, preferably by brushing it back and forth over a hand/face towel (or a paper towel will do). Then, starting from your eyelid, brush upwards and outwards so that you blend and drag the color up and out to your crease. See the image above—that is the direction you aim for. Our main purpose here is to blend so there are no harsh lines. This is basically the essence of your one color smoky eye. To make it even smokier, add another layer of eyeshadow to your eyelid. You will want the darkest part to be on your eyelid, closer to the lashline. Highlight the brow bone and inner corner. Step 4: Once that’s done, you can apply your highlight color on your browbone and on the inner corner of your eye (optional). Define those eyes by lining the lower lashes Step 5: Apply eyeliner or eyeshadow on your lower lashline in order to complement your eyeshadow. I used a dark, coppery gold. Do a winged eyeliner for a sexier look! Step 6: Apply your eyeliner! I chose to make mine winged, to give this simple look a bit more flair. Don't forget your mascara! And voila, this is your finished product once you have curled your lashes and applied your mascara! Doing a smokey eye with only one color is not only possible, but easy as 1-2-3. It’s amazing for the days when you need to rush out the door. I hope you liked my tutorial on a one-color smokey eye!

Chriselle Sy

Chriselle Sy

Chrissy is a makeup afficionado who decided to take it one step further by devoting a little corner of her life for her choice of art. She enjoys blogging about everything related to beauty and loves being a freelance hair and makeup artist — she practically lives and breathes makeup.

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  1. Crissy
    November 29, 2012, 3:22 am

    The instant that I saw the first photo.. I just automatically knew it was Chrissy. That’s so crazy!

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