Smokey eyeshadow is one of my favourite looks ever. They are versatile, fun, and plain and simple- sexy! When creating a smokey eye, the sky is the limit. The options are endless and they are pretty fool-proof too.
You don’t need to be an expert to create a smokey eye, all you need is a few good eyeshadow shades and some good brushes.
I’ve put together some of the prettiest smokey eyeshadow looks on the internet. I’ve tried to include every colour because there’s a smokey eye look for every situation and occasion!
1. Purple Glitter Smokey Eyeshadow
Starting off with a bang we have this gorgeous purply smokey eyeshadow. I love that it has from white to black included, it makes the eyeshadow all the more dramatic and effective!
You can do this look with or without the shimmer, she’s added the shimmer and I think it speaks for itself!
2. Metallic Smoke Eyeshadow
Turn your smokey eye into something special with a dazzling metallic, in this case, it’s pinky purply, but any colour will work!
Finish the look by bedazzling the inner corner and under the brow! You will be party-ready with eye makeup like this!
3. Easy Smokey Eyeshadow
Simple, yet effective. You won’t need much for this look to work. All you need is 2-3 shades and some light blending. It’s a very natural smokey eye, perfect for those beginning with makeup!
4. Mint Green Smokey Eyeshadow
I never thought I would find mint green eyeshadow pretty, but honestly, this eyeshadow is beautiful! I love the shimmer on top, I can’t imagine matte mint green eyes looking all that great. But then again, I could be wrong:)
5. Smokey Bronze Eyeshadow
When I imagine the perfect smokey eye, this is the image that comes to my mind. Obviously, it helps to have a gorgeous-shaped eye as this model has!
The colouring looks even better with her colour eyes because they’re close to complementary colours so they complement each other well!
6. Smokey Pink Eyeshadow
Similar to the previous smokey eye, this one just has a lot more pink. If you love your pinks, then you’ll love this eye look! Personally, I’m more of a neutral fan, but both looks are fab!
7. Dragon Eyes Eyeshadow
This may be more of a Halloween eyeshadow look than a regular smokey look, but I thought I’d include it to bring a bit more colour to the page! It may be a little harder to recreate than some of the other looks, but the effects are wow!
8. Vampire Eyeshadow
Vampire eyes, yay or nay? I think they can be party eyes too! Easy to recreate, yet highly effective due to their deep, dark colour!
9. Wedding Vibes Smokey Eyeshadow
This eyeshadow look reminds me of my eyeshadow at my wedding, although I don’t think mine was quite as shimmery. This is one of those timeless eyeshadow looks that has withstood the changes in fashion!
10. Icy Blue Eyeshadow
Looking at these eyes makes me feel cold! They are spectacular and very icy looking, especially with that shimmer right under the eye. I love it! One of the best palettes to recreate this look with is the Jeffree Star Blue Blood Palette.
11 Smokey Green Eyeshadow
If green eyeshadow is your thing, you will love this smokey eye! With a green and gold gradient, it’s pretty not too difficult to pull off!
If you look closely you’ll also notice that the eye colour is a coloured contact! Nowadays, you can change anything!
12. Blue Smoke Eyeshadow
I know we already did a smokey blue, but come on, it’s James Charles and I simply couldn’t pass on it. Besides, James’s look is slightly different from the previous blue look. There’s more white and the smoke is more intense.
13. Starry Eyes Smokey Eyeshadow
I love this soft smokey eye, the orange and deep pinkish colours of the eyeshadow work really well together. What I wouldn’t have done though, is the pink mascara at the bottom.
However, it surprisingly works well! Kind of how sweet and spicy work together, you don’t think they go, but when you try it, they are perfect!
14. Sunflower Eyeshadow
If you ever wanted to look like a flower, but you simply couldn’t pull it off, now’s your opportunity! All jokes aside, creating this look requires patience and talent and I think she’s done a fab job! Besides, I really do see the sunflower in it:)
15. Golden Glow Smokey Eyeshadow
It doesn’t get more beautiful than golden eyes! These are subtle and classy with a glamorous smoke to them! My favourite palette to create this look with is the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette!
16. Smokin’ Hot Eyeshadow
This neutral smokey eye is everything! I often imagine this is what I look like when I do a smokey eye on myself. Well, I can promise it turns out nothing like this! Somehow my good intentions don’t come to fruition!
17. Deep Smokey Purple Eyeshadow
I know we’ve already covered a few smokey purple eyeshadow looks, but none are as deep and rich as this one. There are so many variations to what you can create with one colour, and this is proof of it!
18. Wine Eyeshadow
A little twist on the classic smokey eyeshadow. It kinda does something weird to the shape of the eye though, it makes it appear a bit droopy.
Whether you love or hate it, we can all agree, that it’s eyeshadow done well! Check out the ColourPop Wine & Only eyeshadow palette, it’s the perfect palette to create this look with.
19. Turquoise Yellow Eyeshadow
The colours are wow, but it’s the details here that you need to look out for! Check out the inner eyeliner on the lower lids. Wow! Even if I would do that, it wouldn’t last for longer than a minute without it being rubbed off! The colours are beautiful and the detail is amazing!
20. Neutral Does It Eyeshadow
If you didn’t look twice, you can almost miss that she’s wearing eyeshadow at all! Sometimes it’s the subtle looks that are the most effective! Did I mention that I love my neutrals? Add a bit of sparkle to it and it’s complete!
21. Smokin’ Black Eyeshadow
A softer take on the classic goth look, this eyeshadow look gives you deep black. It has some added sparkle with the black blending out softly, giving it a much less intense feel.
Which of these smokey eyeshadow looks is your favourite? Let me know in the comment section below!
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