A Daytime Smokey Eyes Tutorial

by Assistant Editor on November 10, 2013

in Makeup Tutorials

Subtle Day Time Smokey Eye Tutorial

Guest Post by Shrutilaya

I’m a smokey eye girl through and through. Be it day or night, I always smoke out even the most basic matte eyeshadows. You just need two basic things:

1.  A really good blending brush that basically does all the work for you.

2. A transition colour, typically a matte eyeshadow a few shades darker than your skintone.

With these two, any eyelook can really be transformed into something sexy and sultry.  So this is a really subtle smokey eye (My definition of subtle ofcourse), I hope you guys enjoy!

Easy Smokey Eyes

 

Steps:

1. Prime your eyelids

2. Use a cream eyeshadow all over your eyelid- something soft and neutral should do

3.Use a shimmery brown eyeshadow over the cream eyeshadow

4. Place a darker brown shadow on the outer half

5.Blend with a shadow thats close to your skintone

6.Add eyeliner

7. Use the darkest brown or black to highlight the outer V of the dark eyeshadow and try and fill it in

8.Blend using circular motions

9.Use the same darkest brown on the lower lash line

10. Mascara !

 

Products Used:
Primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion)
Shimmery brown eyeshadow (Right side of Cordura Duo by NARS)
Darker brown eyeshadow (Left side of Cordura Duo by NARS)
Transition Eyeshadow – a couple of shades darker than your skintone (Inglot 357 Matte)
Black/deep brown eyeshadow – optional (Coconut Grove by NARS)
Gel Eyeliner (Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner)
Mascara (Rimmel Scandaleyes Showoff Mascara)

If you guys try this out, please let me know! :)

This article was a Guest Post By Shrutilaya of www.shlaya.net. Visit her blog to find more such fun tutorials, tips and tricks !

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Urvashi November 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm

wow..it`s so simple and nice also.most of the ladies avoid smokey eyes during the day time..but you have shown the perfect way to do it…and your eyes are looking beautiful and nice also..thanks for the tutorial…

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Shrutilaya November 11, 2013 at 12:54 am

Thank you Urvashi! :)

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Gowthami November 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Beautifully done!! Will try this one out soon :)
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Shrutilaya November 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Thank you! I would love to see it! :D

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Xuvious November 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Great tutorial, very detailed! ^_^
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Shrutilaya November 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Thanks! :)
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kiransingh November 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Good one dear :)
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Shrutilaya November 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Thank you :)
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Swati November 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Nicely explained :)
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Shrutilaya November 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Thanks! :)
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Mayuri November 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Amazing :) nice pics Shrutilaya
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Shrutilaya November 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thank you Mayuri! :)
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Shivi@COSMOCHICS November 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Beautifully done EOTD! I liked the eye makeup breakdown as well :)
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Shrutilaya November 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thank you Shivi! :)
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ki. November 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Loved it! You make it look so easy Laya :) what brushes did you use?

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Shrutilaya November 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Heya Ki! Sigma E60, MAC 266 (mini version), MAC 217, the brush that came with the UD Naked Palette, Real techniques detailer brush (With the starter kit) and MAC 211 :)
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Chris November 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Beautiful look!
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Shrutilaya November 11, 2013 at 11:14 am

Thank you Chris :)

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Supria November 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Nicely explained! I like your eyebrows :)
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Shrutilaya November 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

Hah, thank you .. its taken me ageeess to get them to this point. :P
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Jyoti November 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Good one Dear, very detailed :) <3
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Shrutilaya November 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thank you :)
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Arthi ramesh November 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Great tutorial ! very useful ! Please read my take on PLL !
http://onemoretakes.com/sunday-style-diaries-pretty-little-liars/

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Shrutilaya November 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thank you Arthi!
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sahana November 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

Love the transformation girl!
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Shrutilaya November 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

Hah, thank you!
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Amruta November 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

Thanks for the great tutorial… I never did smokey eyes during the day.. Mostly for night :P
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Shrutilaya November 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

Me too, at first, but that changed quickly :P
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Vineetha November 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Nice detailed post! the pics are so clear and self explanatory!!!!!!
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Priyanka November 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Simple and Nice tutorial!
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Sangeeta November 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Very nice and detailed tutorial :)
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Richa February 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Lighting a bit dark.. but the makeup looks good
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