Smoky Eye Makeup Looks, Tutorials and Application Tips

To complement the long and short dresses in silver, blue and neutrals at the Versace Fall 2009 collection, makeup artist Pat McGrath created an intense “midnight eyes” in metallic black and midnight blue colors with heavily rimmed eyeliner. Fake eyelashes were added for extra drama while the skin was kept subdued and flawless in a dewy foundation and shimmery pale pink blush, and the lips were topped with a nude gloss.

To offset the bright colors and glittery beading spotted at the Matthew Williamson Fall 2009 show, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created a chic early 90’s woman look that is “very done but in a neutral way.” The eyes were defined in shades of gray and brown while the cheeks were lightly contoured with a bronzer and a rosy nude was applied onto the lips.

Matthew Williamson Fall 2009 NY Fashion Week

So I did a tutorial on a natural glossy eye last week. Today I will cover a slightly more advanced version of the same look – a dramatic glossy eye.

Since the look involves the use of darker colors, it will require patience and practice to master it. Compared to the natural glossy eye, this also has a higher tendency to smudge. I highly suggest you save it for photoshoots or the runway.

Glossy smoky eye makeup tutorial