Friday, 23 August 2013

The Smoky Eye (for hooded eyelids) | FashionSquash's Helping Hand | Beauty Series

Hey everyone,

This is the fourth post of the beauty series (click if you missed the 1st post2nd post, 3rd post or explanation post) and it's going to be a smoky eye tutorial.
Doing a smoky eye can be quite tricky especially for those that have hooded eyelids as we don't actually have a crease to work on.
My way isn't the 'right' way but it definitely works and looks good, so here's my take on the smoky eye!

Make Up

MUA Glamour Nights Eye Shadow Palette - Shade 1, 3, 5, 7 (GN)
MUA Undressed Eye Shadow Palette - Shade 5 (U)
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation - Soft Honey
MUA Extreme Curl Mascara
MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil - Snow White


Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush & Detailer Brush
Superdrug Eye Shadow Brush
Blending Brush
w7 Angled Eyeliner Brush

1. Apply a primer or a base and then use your eye shadow brush and apply shade 3 (GN) just above the lash line.

2. Using a blending brush and shade 5 (U) blend it out, upwards. And then, using shade 5 (GN) blend out both, upwards.

3. Using shade 7 (GN) and an angled eyeliner brush, apply it along the top lash line and slightly blend it upwards with the same brush.

4. Using the same shade and brush, move towards the end of the lash line and make a line like as if you were doing a winged liner.

5. Try not to make the line to harsh as you will need to blend it out.

6. Blend the 'wing' into your crease, if you feel that it is too harsh or dark, blend it out with shade 5 (U).

7. Using the pointed foundation brush and some concealer, clean up from the bottom lash line.

8. Using a detailer brush, add shade 1 (GN) to the tear duct area.

9. And then use the white eyeliner pencil and apply it to the first third of the water line and add some mascara or false eyelashes.

And you're good to go!


- Applying mascara or false eyelashes helps open up the eyes.

- Avoid using shimmery eye shadows on the hooded area as it emphasises them.

- White eye shadow or eyeliner in the corner of the eye or on the water line makes the eye seem brighter & more open.

- Concealing upwards from the bottom lash line helps lift the eyes.

Hope this has helped you lovelies with your smoky eye!
Let me know if it helped!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Your eye makeup looks amazing, very pretty!!

    Holly xx


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