12 Steps To Sultry

A smoky eye is the most dramatic look for evening- it’s pretty and sexy.  Remember to keep layering the color and continue to check until you like the look.

12 Steps To Sultry:

  1. Start with white shadow on the entire lid.  Choose a medium, smoky color for the lower lid.  Apply it three-quarters of the way up.
  2. Continue to layer the color to make it darker.  Add a deeper color on top and in the crease to intensify the look.
  3. Concentrate on the crease.  Continue to layer the shadow deeply enough to create the dramatic effect.
  4. Use your finger to soften the shadow.
  5. Using pencil or dark shadow or liner, apply in smooth strokes moving from the outer to the inner corner of the eyelid.
  6. To give the pencil line staying power, use a liner brush to sweep a layer of eye shadow over the pencil.
  7. Reapply more shadow to add more definition.  Continue layering and checking for the effect you desire.
  8. Line underneath the eye beginning at the outside corner, moving toward the inner corner.
  9. Line as close to the lashes as possible.
  10. Soften the line using a clean finger or Q-tip.
  11. Smudge the line to create a smoky look, somewhere between liner and shadow.  The liner can be thickened.
  12. Final smoky eye.

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16 thoughts on “12 Steps To Sultry

  1. How does one create the smokye effect when one does not have dark hair. I am 48 years old and have auburn hair, light skin with freckles and green eyes. Please give me some ideas.


    Bobbi Brown Reply:

    Reply on January 6th, 2012

    Check out the video we posted earlier in this posting. Bobbi shows how to do a smokey eye on a model that isn’t too dark for her fair complexion and light brown hair.
    -The Bobbi Team


  2. love how the outcome of the sultry eye shadow . . will it look good on Asian too .. thanks


    Blarrg Reply:

    Reply on February 25th, 2015

    It looks awesome on Asian girls, really beautiful. Especially with those dark eyes and dark hair. Do it! :D


  3. How can I do the same with my eyes? I am a asian, my eye lid and crease are completely different with her. I always got lost…….:(


  4. This is one of the best articles that I have seen on this theme ! Absolutely amazing ! Great step by step pictures and instructions to get smokey eyes look . Also, great products.

    Beauties Factory UK


  5. Hello, did not know Bobbi Brown until I read about in Glamour.com, I’m from Brazil, and I love it!!

    Is there any Bobbi Brown’s stores in Brazil??



    Bobbi Brown Reply:

    Reply on April 2nd, 2012

    Welcome to Bobbi Brown! We currently don’t have any locations in Brazil but be sure to use our Store Locator to find one nearest you + inquire about shipping options. Find here: http://bit.ly/BBStore.


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