5 Natural Smokey Eye Makeup Looks That’ll Make The Trend A Little Less Intimidating

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There’s no look a smokey eye cannot uplift! When it comes to eye makeup, the go-to look for a lot of people is the classic smokey. Whether you choose to go with black-grey or a brown-gold, or even a splash of colour with hues of pink and purple, there’s something for everyone. While a smokey eye is loved, it is also feared a little –– mainly, due to its slightly bold nature. But, don’t worry, we’ve got you and your eyes covered. The best part about this classic trend that never goes out of style is its ability to adapt. Here are five natural smokey eye makeup looks that’ll put your bold eye fears to rest. PS: If you’re feeling a little edgy, you can feel free to amp up the intensity.


Natural Smokey Eye Makeup


Smokey eyes are definitely a favourite, especially when you want to play it safe, yet make an edgy statement. Remember, when in doubt, smoke your eyes out. Scroll down to see how you too can recreate the natural smokey eye makeup, with five looks that are subtle, yet eye-catching.


The Bollywood Smokey Eye Makeup

 Bollywood Smokey eye makeup look

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From real to reel, we’ve seen a whole lot of popular celebrities sport this classic smokey eye. If you want to make this into a natural smokey eye makeup look, we suggest toning down the intensity a little. Remember, a little goes a long way especially with this trend, so keep a light hand when doing so.


How To Create The Look


Step 1 - Eyeshadow


After prepping your eyelids with a primer, dab on a little eyeshadow either in a neutral brown or a deep grey. Sweep it across your lids and blend away, in circular motions. Take another brush and dab it on the outer corners of your eyes and extend it a little into your crease. Blend away!


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Step 2 - Kajal


Line your eyes with an intense kajal pencil. Apply it to your waterline too. Using a smudging brush, blend the lines of the eye pencil into your eyeshadow –– make sure that it looks seamless, and the lines aren’t too harsh. Do the same with your lower lash line too!


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A semi-matte finish kohl-effect pencil, this kajal is super long-wearing. It has a smudge-proof and waterproof formula, that leaves you with an intense colour payoff. Enriched with natural antioxidants, the pencil also soothes and conditions your eyes, while serving those sultry and smouldering looks.

Step 3 - Mascara


Generously apply two coats of mascara on your eyelashes. That'll add to the drama without being too over-the-top.


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The Splash Of Colour Smokey Eye Makeup


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When going with a natural smokey eye look, feel free to play around with colours too. Pick an eye sparkle that’ll add a pop of colour and shine to your eyes and just blend away. This look goes great with a bold lip –– so don’t hold back on the lipstick and highlighter.


How To Create The Look


Step 1 - Eyeshadow


Take a glittery eyeshadow in a purple or pink hue and apply it to the centre of your eyelids. Using a separate blending brush, make sure to blend the colour into the inner and outer corners of your eyes too. However, the eyeshadow needs to be intense in the centre.


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Step 2 - Highlighter


Dab a little bit of highlighter on your brow bones and blend it into the eyeshadow. You can even add a hint of it on the inner corners of your eyes, just to make them pop a little.


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Step 3 - Eyeliner


This look doesn’t require intense eyeliner. Simply tightline your upper lash line with an eyeliner pencil and you’re ready to go!


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The Brown Smokey Eye Makeup


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While this look may seem super glam, it can be played down to look more subtle. Second to a black smokey eye, this brown look is quite popular too. Scroll down to see how you can wear this natural smokey eye makeup look on a daily basis.


How To Create The Look


Step 1 - Eyeshadow


Go for a palette with hues of browns and neutral shades. To make achieving this look easy, pick three shades –– a dark brown matte, a medium brown shimmer, and striking copper or gold. Apply the dark brown matte eyeshadow to the outer corners of your eyes, and blend it into your crease. Take the medium brown shimmer shade and tap it onto the centre of your eyelids. Blend it into the darker brown to create a gradient. Now, apply a hint of the golden shimmer in the inner corners of your eyes and blend away once again. Using a flat brush, pick the dark brown eyeshadow and gently smudge it into your lower lash line.


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Step 2 - Eyeliner


Time to bring out the wings. Create a slightly dramatic wing with a liquid eyeliner. Start with a thin line, but then go a little thick towards the end.


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The Golden Girl Smokey Eye Makeup

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If you’re looking for a quick trendy eye, then this one's for you. Using minimal eye makeup products and a touch of colour, you can create this natural smokey eye makeup look on the days you’re running short on time, but don’t want to compromise on the style.


How To Create The Look


Step 1 - Eyeshadow


Use a single shade glitter eyeshadow in a golden hue, apply it on your eyelids and blend it out across the canvas. Pack in more product towards the outer corners of your eyelids, so that the eyeshadow appears more intense there.


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Step 2 - Kajal


Apply a grey or brown kajal pencil to your upper lash line and extend it all the way out to your outer corner. Using a smudging brush, smudge the brown line into the eyeshadow. Once again it needs to be more intense on the outer corners of your eyes.


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This multi-use pencil comes in handy when recreating those smokey eye looks. Doubling up as a kajal, eyeliner, and eyeshadow, it gives you a precise application and an intense colour payoff. Its creamy texture glides effortlessly and has a lightweight, matte finish that’s waterproof, smudge-proof, tear-proof, and sweat-proof.



Step 3 -  Eyeliner


Line your upper lash line with black eyeliner. Make sure the line is very thin and precise –– you only need definition, so skip the drama for this one.


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The Reverse Smokey Eye Makeup

Reverse Smokey Eye Makeup Look

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Running late and need a natural smokey eye makeup look that won’t take time to recreate? Then this one is made for you. Tap into makeup products that have subtle hues of brown and glitter –– it is enough to make your eyes pop, without you having to spend hours on glamming them up.


How To Create This Look:


Step 1 - Eyeshadow


Take two hues –– a medium matte brown and a glittery copper. Apply the darker hue on the inner corners of your eyes and blend it into your crease. Now, take the glittery copper and apply it to the centre and the outer corners of your eyelids. Blend away to create a seamless gradient that goes from dark to light. It’s okay if the shimmer spills over to the darker brown –– it’ll just highlight your eyes more.


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Step 2 - Eyeliner + Eyebrows


Go for an eye makeup combo of eyeliner and a brow powder. Create a fine, precise line on your eyelids –– don’t create a wing or a cat-eye. For your eyebrows, fill in any gaps or bald spots –– remember to keep it full yet natural, rather than overdrawn and unnaturally thick.


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