Apply an eyeshadow primer or a concealer to your eyelids. This helps create a smooth base for your eyeshadows and ensures they stay in place.
Use a matte, neutral eyeshadow that's close to your skin tone all over your eyelid. This sets the stage for the smoky effect.
Choose a dark eyeshadow color (like charcoal, deep brown, or black) and apply it to the outer corner of your eyelid.
This is the key to a seamless smoky eye. Use a clean, fluffy brush to blend the eyeshadows together. The goal is to achieve a gradual transition from the dark color to the lighter base.
Take the same dark eyeshadow and apply it along your lower lash line. You can smudge it slightly for a smokier effect.