Blue is the new black when it comes to a Smokey eye this season and the catwalks and award shows have been full of beautiful women including Victoria Beckham, Kristen Stewart and Rachel Brosnahan all wowing with this look.
But to reflect 2019 the modern colours used to create this smokey eye are a mixture of Royal blue and the deeper darker Navy – quite different from the disco and icy blues from the 80s and 90s.
Worn as a matte look this eye is sophisticated and chic as sported or you can dial up the fun with a touch of glitter.
How to create this look?
Smouldering and Chic
What you need:
- Smokey Classics Palette
- First take your Smokey palette and apply the base shade Dawn from your lash line to brow line with a flat brush pressing the colour down to get depth of coverage and colour. This neutralises the colour of your eye.
- Next apply the mid shade (either Meteor or Starlight) from lash line to socket line with a fluffy brush using cloud like circles. Take care not to lift the brush from the eye or press down with it too hard. The action should be firm without pressure.
- Next apply the deep shade Midnight on the outer half of the lid from mid-point to outer edge. Buff over the existing shades using a fluffy brush. Concentrate on blending the two shades together where they meet in the middle of the eye. This gives the illusion of depth and a wider, more open eye.
- Use a highlighting shade(Dawn or Luna) in the inner corner on the tear duct and under the brow arch to pop the whole eye look and create a lit up effect around the eye.
- Next take your i-flick eye liner and carefully draw a long your lash line with the fine pen.
- If you want to really make an impact, next take the kohl end of your i-flick and draw it across your lower water line.
- For a final polish, finish this look by using i- flutter along your top and bottom lashes.
Fun and Fashionista
What you need:
- I-colour Cobalt
- I-shadow Aspen
- I-gel Multi
- Remember that the rule is always cream before powder, so first take your i-colour Cobalt and using a finger or a brush, take it over the socket from lash line to socket line in cloud like circles. Make sure that you don’t take it too high as it is easier to add more i-colour then take it away.
- Next take you Aspen i-shadow palette and pick up the silver from the top right quad. Gently blend this colour from the corner of where your eye meets your nose and back towards the centre of the socket.
- Next apply the darker sparking black from the bottom right quad of the Aspen Palette on the outer half of the lid from outer edge up towards the mid-point. Buff over the existing shades using a fluffy brush.
- Next take your i-gel Multi and using an angled eye shadow brush line your eyes across the top lash lid and the lower water line.
- Finally finish this look with a couple of coats of i-flutter.
Simple and Sultry
What you need:
- I-smoulder Sapphire
If the two looks above seem a little tricky but you still want to try the Smokey blue trend then don’t worry i-smoulder Sapphire is your must have make up tool! Perfect for the novice of simply those less confident with their shadow application!
- First, line the top of your eye with the liner end of the i-smoulder Sapphire, taking the product across lid just above the lash line with a series of small strokes – Remember the fantastic thing about this product is that your line doesn’t have to be perfect – try to keep your eye open if you need to see where you are placing the product. If you are looking for a high impact, repeat the carefully line the lower lash line.
- Next use the sponge applicator with the cream shadow to blend upwards towards the crease of the eye. When creating a Smokey eye remember that the colour is most intense near the lash line and can fade outwards in a haze of gorgeous colour.
- For even more drama reline the upper lid once more for stronger colour.
- Finally add a coat of i-flutter to your lashes to complete your look!