Smokey eye: what makeup do you really need?

We love experimenting with makeup – playing with different products and creating a striking look allows us to be creative and stylish. We have all watched tutorial after tutorial on YouTube in total awe at some of the looks created by influencers – some of them seem hard to do but look totally effortless.


There are so many makeup types we adore. In particular, we love the smokey eye. Though it is a classic look, you can modernise it with bold shades or go minimalist chic with neutral tones. You can’t go wrong! But what eye shadow palettes should you get to perfect your skills? What brushes? There are so many brand names out there that it is easy to not know where to turn.


Count on us to help you find the makeup you need to   your smokey eye and turn heads!



primer makeup



Strong Foundations

Want your smokey eye to last all night? The key to a long-holding makeup is the base. Get your hands on an eye primer that will help your makeup last longer and create a smooth surface to work on. We highly recommend MAC’s Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base, or NARS’ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base – two trusty allies you need in your makeup bag!


Jaw-Dropping Palettes


Needless to say, an eye shadow palette is crucial to  your smokey eye dreams come true! One thing’s for sure – you need to find one that is well pigmented. The last thing you want is dull and lackluster smokey eye, your hard work deserves to be shown off!


If soft neutral colors are your thing, then the go-to palette for you will be Charlotte Tilbury’s Darling Eyeshadow Palette. It has a range of matte and shimmering shadows. A smokey eye with these tones will look sexy and will make your skin pop!

If you want a bolder, more colorful vibe, then Tom Ford’s Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in the shade African Violet will make you stand out from the crowd!


Be sure to add Makeup Forever’s Aqua Seal to secure your eye shadow after application! There won’t be any eyeshadow sliding off here!


mascara YSL

Dramatic Mascaras

Yes, the palettes do the talking, but the dramatic black lashes will  elevate your look. You need to volumise and darken those lashes for a red-carpet ready finish. There’s nothing we love more than YSL’s The Shock Volumizing Mascara. Their killer mascara has an hourglass shaped brush to hold and intensify your lashes. Another mascara that is on our wishlist is the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Classico Mascara. Both are high impact, no clumps and jet black – just how we love our mascaras for a sultry smokey eye!

eyebrow pencil


On-Point Brows

There is just something about having on-point brows… you feel empowered  and ready to face the day!

Our firm, timeless favorites are the CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil – it has a powdery texture, making it easy to apply and gives an all-natural look.

People will be asking what your secret is!


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