One of the top requested looks I get from my clients is the smokey eye look. I personally love the smokey eye, because you can make it your own. You can mix it with bold colors or just keep in neutral with browns and blacks tones. It also looks great paired up with nude lips or with bright lips…. you can really do whatever you like.   

Below are some before and after pictures of two models I worked with recently. The two looks are completely different but both have a smokey touch. The first look is more traditional with black and browns. For the second look I used bronze and purples to achieve the smokey look.    

Before the Smokey Eyes

After, with Smokey Eyes


Another look...

To achieve the smokey eye  look on this model, I used the following items:


NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean  (all over lower lids)   

MAC in Carbon (on lids and under waterline) 

Barbie Loves MAC in Beautyburst  (in crease, mixed with some Carbon eyeshadow) 

Vanilla Pigment (to highlight the brow bone)  

L’Oreal Hip Color Truth Cream Eyeliner w/ angled brush (to line her eyes and waterline) 

Mac Eye Kohl Pencil in Smolder  (in waterline, to intensify look) 

Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara   


I also worked with the beautiful Nolana at a photoshoot. I had so much fun and she is a pleasure to work with it.   

Nolana's before picture...looking cute.

Nolana, after...looking FIERCE!

Close up on her eyes, after taking it up a notch.... Smoking!

I achieved her smokey eye look with the following items:


MAC in Bold and Brazen (inner lids) 

Ben Nye in Cosmic Violet and Amethyst (middle of lids) 

Tara Orekelewa Eyeshadow in Dark Purple (outer “V” and crease) 

Pro MUA Gold Dust (to highlight the brow bone)  

Liquid eyeliner 

Red Cherry Lashes in # 113 

If you have specific questions that I didn’t cover, please leave me a comment or send me an email and we can talk about it 🙂  



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