Completing a Smokey eye look is something that I have always been a little leery of, because it is really easy to go overboard with the black shadow and look crazy. So, the number one technique to follow when trying to obtain a dark Smokey eye is to build up the shadows from the lightest shade to the darkest.
First, you will need a combination of at least four shadow shades that complement one another. In a recent Instagram photo:
I used MAC's Paradisco, Saddlewood, and Embark, along with Nior from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tammana Palette for a Smokey eye look.
I personally prefer combining a shimmery shade with this Smokey eye look within the crease of the eye lid, and then follow up with a matte brown, then a darker matte brown, and finish up with the black shadow, in order to transition from light to dark on the eye lid.
Let me know what you think and if you have any other Smokey eye techniques that you live by or if you prefer lighter Smokey eye looks instead. Also, let me know if you have any questions.
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