The smokey eye is our go-to technique for a smouldering, sexy look. And the best part?

It’s really easy to create!

Follow these 5 simple steps to achieve the perfect smokey eye.

We dare you to try it!


Step 1:

Using a fluffy blending brush, apply a light brown shadow over your whole eyelid.

Tool: Simply Essential FE1 Face and Eye Shadow Blender ($15.99 NZD)


Step 2:

Take a darker brown shadow and blend this into the outer corner and crease of your eye.

TIP: Blend some of this colour onto the outer half of your lower lash line to make your eye look bigger and more open.

Tool: Simply Essential FE2 Angled Blender Brush ($15.99 NZD)


Step 3:

Take a pointed brush and blend a black eye shadow into the outer half of your upper lash line to give that really smokey look.

Tool: Simply Essential F7 Precision Concealer Brush ($15.99 NZD)


Step 4:

Include a pop of colour by applying a light shimmery shadow onto the inner corner of your eye. This makes your eye appear open and bright and give you a youthful appearance.

Tool: Simply Essential F7 Precision Concealer Brush ($15.99 NZD)


Step 5:

Apply a coat of mascara over your curled top and bottom lashes.

TIP: For a more dramatic look, add a pair of false lashes!


Created using Milani: Everyday Eyeshadow palette in Colour 01, Must Have Naturals; and Big Lashes Mascara.