How to do a smokey eye
Perfect for nights out, mastering this classic look is easier than you might think.
What is a smokey eye?
The go-to evening look
Like a bold red lip or winged liner, a smouldering smokey eye is one of the classics. Layers of eye shadow and liner are buffed out to create a 'smokey' effect. It suits everyone, and with smudging key to creating the look, it's a good one for beginners to try.
The kit you need
We've picked out a few of our favourite eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners and mascaras.
Step-by-step: Classic black smokey eye
Smokey eye variations
Once you've got the technique you can experiment with different eyeshadows - why not try one of these?