Daytime Smoky Eye

I rarely deviate from my everyday makeup routine. Every once in a while though, I get the urge to change it up. Don't we all? I swear by a smoky eye. I know that it's usually reserved for romantic evening outings but I don't see why you can't rock it in the daytime hours. 

Begin by spreading the lightest color (I use an ivory) from the eyebrow all the way down to the crease. Brush the second lightest (I use a brownish light grey) over the lid. Then, add the darkest (I use black) around the edges and blend it into the crease. For the eyeliner, use liquid and bring it all the way from the tear duct to the little "swoop" on the edge. Smudge some pencil liner along the bottom lash line and add mascara as you usually would. 

Lovely, right? Once you get the hang of the smudging/blending, it's pretty simple. Practice makes perfect!

xo, e.m.


  1. Smoky eye is such a classic look, and I completely agree, it can work really well during the day as well as the night!

    Technicolour Dreamer

    1. Yes, I love it for any time of the day! It'll never go out of style.

  2. Gorgeous as always :)

  3. Smokey eye is amazing! Beautiful! :)