Pre-Set Palette Technique
Part of what makes a smokey eye tough is not having the right tools all in one place. Luckily, there are a slew of palettes that make things easy for you, especially when it comes to the smokey eye in particular. Grab an eye palette with three distinct colors: One light (usually with a pearlized finish), one medium tone (usually a matte finish), and one deeper shade (either metallic or matte). Use the light color just under the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eye. Then, with the medium tone, use a sponge applicator to apply over the eyelid from lash line to crease. Next, take the deeper shade and apply in the crease and over the lash line, forming a sideways “V” shape with the wing at the outer corner. Finally, blend everything together with a blending shadow blush for a seamless finish.