The first step in applying smokey eye makeup is to pick your colors. Any color that flatters your skin tone can be used but you will require shades of the same color or color relatives in light, medium, and dark tones. For example, in the event you were using grey shades for your smokey eye makeup, you would pick light grey, slate, and soot for your color tones.
After lining the eyes with eyeliner, the lightest color should be applied from the inside corner of the eye to a third of the way across. The color can be extended to the brow line by following the curve of the bone above the eye. A light touch is needed to ensure that the color is not so thick that it obscures the natural beauty of the face.
Next, the medium toned shade should be lightly applied to the middle third of the eye lid. A clean break between the two shades is not needed but be careful not to obscure too much of the lighter shade of makeup around the eyes. This color should also be extended to the brow line following the natural curvature of the eye and extended to the outer curve of the eyebrow.
The last, darkest color should be used sparingly and completes the look of the smokey eye makeup. The color is applied to the last third of the eye lid and extended in a thin line to the outside curve of the eyebrow. Another thin line of this color should be lightly laid in the crease of the eye from the mid point to the outer edge.
To complete the look of the smokey eye makeup, a large makeup brush should be swept across the entire eye area using a single long stroke from the inside corner to the outer edge of the eyebrow to fade each color into the next. Finish your look with a lovely blush and lip gloss and you are ready for a night on the town.