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Why I Love A Smoky Eye

• Easy to apply

• Easy to maintain

• Works with all eyes

• Ranges from natural to super-dramatic

A Smoky Eye Works On Everyone

A Smoky Eye translates to all eye shapes, sizes and ages.

Done properly, it is truly one of the easiest eye makeup looks to do that can really impress.

Whether your look is natural, dramatic, or somewhere in between, a smoky eye will look great on you.



Smoky is a technique, not a color.

Any combination of colors may constitute a smoky eye.

A Smoky Eye is a shadowy gradient, extending away from the eye line, dark to light.

Types of Smoky Eyes


High Contrast Smoky Eye

Smoky, however, does not necessarily mean dramatic (high contrast).

Smoky is a technique that may also be used with any variety of contrast and color.


Low Contrast Smoky Eye


Medium Contrast Smoky Eye



A Colorful Smoky Eye

As you can see, the Smoky Eye technique manifests itself with a wide variety of results, depending on the colors and intensities used.

What a Smoky Eye is not

A High Contour Eye is often referred to as a Smoky Eye, but it is not.

A High Contour Eye is an extension of a Classic Contour Eye and looks like this.

The crease color is blended up onto the outer brow bone and creates a heightened look to to the eye.

The ball of the eye still shows a lighter contrast intensity to the crease.


Here are 3 video tutorial versions of a Smoky Eye to better familiarize yourself with what is really a smoky eye.


Clean Smoky Eye


Dirty Smoky Eye


Sultry Smoky Eye: Clean to Dirty


Full Length( 47 minutes)  YouTube Live Show All About Smoky Eyes


A reminder

Follow your eyes anatomy and eye shadow will always look perfect!


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Chris Scott

1st  of November, 2018

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.

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