Smokey eye make-up looks are more versatile than you ever thought! They not only jazz up your Saturday night outfits, but if done rightly, can lend a classy touch to your daywear too. From lunch dates to weddings, from afternoon soirees to year-end parties – the perfect smokey eye make-up can make you grab eyeballs wherever you go. Here’s your guide on how to ace the right kind of smokey eye look for day and night.


Neutral smokey eyes for the day

Now you can flaunt smokey eyes during the day too! Just keep the effect minimal and complement it with well-defined eyeliner and soft-hued puckers. Start with a foundation and concealer for the eyelids. Choose an eye-shadow in shades of brown or grey for the subtle smokey effect. Trace the lashline and the crease of the socket and start applying the eye-shadow from the lashline and blend it towards the top. Flick it out towards the corner of your brow bone with a darker shade. Add a touch of shine to your brow bone with a hint of nude shimmer. Use a soft brush to blend the colours of the eye-shadow for a soft, smokey look. Open up the eyes by highlighting your waterline with a white eye pencil. Finish off with two coats of mascara to curl up the lashes and you have got the perfect smokey look for the day! You can flaunt this eye make-up with maxi dresses & wedges for a Sunday brunch or with a palazzo & crop top for a day out at a resort with friends.


Dramatic smokey eyes for the night

You have always known that your LBD looks best with a pair of gorgeous smokey eyes and a sensational red pout. But those smokey eyes look just as great with a red sequinned number at a Christmas party or a stunning gold Kanjeevaram saree at your cousin’s wedding! Here’s how to pretty up those peepers for a stylish night. Prepare a solid base that will last you through the night with a primer. Fill two-thirds of your eyelids with kajal and smudge it properly to give a dense, charcoalish effect. Apply grey eye-shadow on the inner corners of the eyes and black eye-shadow on the rest of the eyelids. Blend the grey into the black well to create a nice gradient. Use the same grey colour around your creaselines and blend outwards to soften the edges. A highlighter is ideal for illuminating the brow bones. Draw on a bold line of kohl along the lower eyelid and sweep on a thin line of eyeliner on the upper lashline. Pile on coats of mascara for thick, voluminous lashes and you are all set to party the night away!

Brighten up your eyes with these sensual smokey looks and the eyes of every beholder will find you beautiful. The day look will complement your casual outfits, while the night look is the perfect touch of style to your party ensembles. So, do up your eyes and let them do all the talking as you step out with élan!



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