It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper smokey eyes look. To me proper smokey eyes don’t really mean that it has to be black, it just has to be dark and heavy around the eyes and it has to look mysterious and seductive.

I tried to create just that today. Very dark, mysterious, seductive eyes. And I didn’t stop there. I know that the general philosophy when it comes to make up is, either “bold eyes” or “bold lips”, “never” both. Some actually think that this is some kind of rule. I don’t agree with them. I actually think that there’s no rules in make up, just maybe directions or philosophy or … I don’t know, but definitely no rules. Everything is allowed!

With that in my mind and goth make up looks as my inspiration, I finished my heavy smokey eyes look with painting my lips in a darker red and topped it with a shimmery purple. At the end I added a touch of purple blush to my cheeks and that was it. Here’s the finished look.

Make-up: Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Make-up: Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Make-up: Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Make-up: Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Make-up: Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra
Purple Smokey Eyes by Maestra

A few words on how the purple smokey eyes look was created.
I started with a dark purple base (Essence – gel eyeliner in Berlin Rocks). I lined my eyes with the same gel eyeliner and then smudged the liner a bit under the eyes. Then I applied various dark purple eyeshadows by Inglot, starting with medium dark purple in the inner half of my eyelid and finishing with a really dark (almost black) purple in the outer half of the eye. I applied the same dark purple to my crease and even a bit higher and also under the eyes. I was definitely exaggerating with everything I did. I wanted a very dark smokey look. After I was satisfied with the darkness and everything I started to add depth to the eye, by lightly applying a lighter purple (Gosh – Romance) over the inner half of the eyelids and adding some black eyeshadows in the outer corners and in the crease. I applied purple eyeliner to my upper eyelid and spiced it up with a touch of bright purple glitter. I finished the look with highlighting the eyes with a gold highlighter MNY – 701, adding black to my waterline (Barry M – Bold Black eyeliner) and applying mascara.

That’s it. Hope you like it!

How do you do your smokey eyes? With black, purple, green, grey, brown… ? And how is your way to do it?

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35 COMMENTS

  1. Mislim, da bo moje navdušenje nad tem MUjem dovolj očitno, če ti povem, da mi je ljubši od tistega tvojega zelenega, ki si ga naredila z Illamasquo kot inspiracijo in zaradi katerega sem se zaljubila v Parokeets. Čudovito je. Brez besed sem. Za okvirt. Tak look je moj najljubši. *Daleč* najljubši. Smokey eyes je stil ki ga “furam” ko grem ven, vedno. V vijoličnem mi je še toliko lepši. Moram ga preizkusiti! Edino dovolj temna vijolična mi manjka. :/ Mimogrede. Zelo lepo je prebrati tvojo opazko okoli pravila “oči ali ustnice” in da pravil v mu svetu pravzaprav ni. Včasih to malce pogrešam. In se že tako prepričam, da se jih moram držati, da si ne upam dati še udarne šminke na ustnice, če imam na sebi črn smokey eyes, četudi sem pri volji za kombinacijo obojega. Goth izgled je moj holy grail, zanj pa rabiš ta pogum, da vržeš pravila v koš. :yes: Dobro je prebrati tudi na tako uveljavljenem MU blogu, da pravil pri MUju pravzaprav ni.

    • I combined two lipsticks and lip liner. ;) I started (lined and filled in the lips) with Revlon’s ColorStay lipliner in Wine, then applied the Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel lipstick in 05 Prune Caresse and ended with the goregous purple lipstick by Make Up For Ever in 15 (Rouge Artist Intense line). :wink:

  2. Super! :w00t: Res ti pristoji. Jaz bi posegla po istih barvah (tako oči kot šminka). Meni je viola smokey eyes najbolj všeč – v bistvu so mi vsi bolj všeč kot črn…

    Res zapeljiv videz :thumb:

  3. Inače nisam neki fan “teškog” šminkanja,volim ga vidjeti,ali ne volim ga na sebi,osim ako je neka svadba ili slično…Inače kada se šminkam tako “jako” ,radim upravo ljubičasti smokey,jer imam zelene oči,pa mi se najbolje tako istaknu…Ali moj smokey nije ni sluga ovom tvom,prekrasno si to napravila,svaka čast :bow:

  4. Prekrasno!!! vijoličen ter zelenkast smoky sta meni najljubša, pa tudi v rjavih tonih mi je kar všeč. in kaj bi dala za tako zelene oči…. :)

  5. Love this look, though I’d probably go with even darker lips.
    And I couldn’t agree with you more – there is no either this bold or that bold. Your make up, your choice!
    I usually do smoky eyes with shades of grey, purple or red, sometimes blue.

  6. I love how you’ve used a bold lip colour and bold eyeshadow, like you I hear people too often saying you should mix both, but I agree with you that there are no rules!! :d

  7. Gorgeous look. :wub:
    I think those of us with thinner lips can easier get away with accentuating both the eyes and the lips … at least we have that much. :biggrin:
    I usually go for the brownish tones, but don’t do smoky look all that often.

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