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4 Steps For An Easy Smokey Eye

A couple months ago, I wrote about some tips to get the perfect smokey eye. This time it’s going to be a quick tutorial on how to actually do smokey eyes.

Some things you need, 2 eyeshadows, one dark and one light (you can opt for any colour you want), an eyeliner, eyeshadow brush, blending brush and an eyeliner brush.

Smokey eyes are known for being dark and smouldering, but you can also keep it light if you want to. Also opt for colours that compliment your eye colour.


STEP 1: Apply

Apply a dark eyeshadow to your crease. Start with your upper lash line and work your way up to the crease.

Apply a lighter shade below your eyebrow until it reaches the crease.



STEP 2: Blend

Make sure you blend both colours properly so that there are no lines.


STEP 3: Line Away

Apply an eyeliner to your lower lashes and smudge. The eyeliner can be metallic colours or softer colours like brown or grey.

Now using a black kohl eyeliner, draw a line on the top lash line. Smudge this as well.

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STEP 4: Mascara

Make sure you curl your lashes before you apply mascara. Two coats of mascara should be enough.



Makeup Tips and Tricks

Who doesn’t love makeup? I feel absolutely naked leaving home without applying my mascara or lip tint! On other days, I’ve got to do a full makeup look, if I’m going out for an event. Here are a few tips and tricks that I’ve found useful!




- Before applying foundation, It’s important that you apply primer. It helps by making your makeup last longer.

- Apply your foundation before your concealer. If there are blemishes or spots still visible after you apply the foundation, cover them up with concealer.

- It is very important that your foundation matches your skin tone. Your concealer should be a shade lighter.

- Use a stippling brush to apply foundation on your face. This ensures that you don’t have any streaks on your face.




- To avoid your eyeshadow from creasing, it’s essential that you apply an eye primer. The eye primer prevents the eyeshadow from creasing.

- The eyeshadow needs to complement your eye colour. If you have brown eyes, you can pull off almost any colour, but the best colours would be blue and purple. If you have green eyes, then it’s deep plum or colours with red undertones. If you have blue eyes then peach or colours with an orange undertone.

- Make sure you curl your eyelashes before applying mascara.

- If you have small eyes, it’s better to avoid lining inside your lower lash line. Your eyes would look bigger with a cat eye.




- Eyebrows frame your face. Your eyebrows should be well groomed. It’s essential that you do your eyebrows since it’s one of the major features of your face.

- Your brows should start from the inner corner of your eye and should end at the outer corner of your eye.

- The arch of your eyebrow should be a diagonal line going through your pupil and ending at the tip of your nose.

- To fill in your brows, opt for brown or dark brown brow pencil, it’s more natural than black.




- To make your lips soft, use a scrub made of granulated sugar and olive oil to remove the dead cells.

- If you are wearing lipstick, apply a lip liner, to the edges of your lips and then colouring them in, it will make the lipstick last longer.

- If you’re planning on applying a red lipstick or other dark colours, keep your eye makeup simple so that it balances out.

- The best shade of lipstick is a colour that’s two shades darker than your natural lip colour.



- Neha Prasad


How To: The Natural Makeup Look

With the heat soaring higher every day, It isn’t advisable to be putting a lot of makeup (Unless you stay indoors) as most of it would melt away as soon as you start sweating under the sun.

A natural makeup look is a good choice for summer and if you actually don’t like putting a lot of makeup on. Here’s a quick checklist for you to get that natural “no makeup” makeup look!




One of the must haves for the natural make up look to work is good skin. Concentrate on perfecting your skin. Before you apply any makeup, you need to cleanse your face and apply a light moisturiser if your skin is dry.


Even Out Skin Tone

Even out your skin tone by using a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream. It is lighter than foundation. And you don’t have to worry about matching the colour to your skin tone, as the tinted moisturiser or BB cream is sheer.




Conceal Spots and Blemishes

Use a concealer to cover up any blemishes or spots you may have, as well as dark undereyes. It is essential for the concealer to match your skin as close as possible.


Powder and Blush

If your skin tends to get shiny, you can apply powder to help absorb the excess oil. Add a bit of colour to your cheeks. Opt for a cream blush than powder blush as it gives your skin a more dewy look.





The key is too be light handed. For eyes, opt for a shade of brown a bit darker than your skin tone and apply it to the crease and lower lash line. Blend it well. If you prefer lining your eyes than eye shadow, go for a dark brown eyeliner than black. To finish off, use mascara.



Opt for a tinted lip balm  that matches your lips and apply lightly and blend if required.




- Neha Prasad