Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

This was my FIRST smokey eye ever! It’s from December 2005, and looking at the photos makes me kind of itch to re-try it, actually! I think this was actually the first look I ever did a tutorial for, too. What was your first smokey eye like?

Used: Silver pigment on lid, Black Tied e/s on outer corner and crease, Say Yeah! e/s from crease to brow..

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35 thoughts on “Blast From the Past: My First Smokey Eye!

  1. Saira

    I think my first smokey eye look was fairly similar to yours in terms of shades (silvers and greys). I used Urban Decay Strip eyeshadow (a shimmery medium silver colour, I think Mac Silver Ring is a good dupe), matte black eyeshadow in the outer corner and crease and Urban Decay Polyester Bride eyeshadow (shimmery white) lightly in the inner corner and to highlight the browbone. I still love doing silvery-black smokey eyes but I love using other shades for smokey eyes, like smokey greens, blues and purples.

  2. Shefali

    This is awesome Christine!

  3. Tatiana

    My first smokey eye was a whole lot of Mac Paint, don’t remember the name of the color but it was the black one! I just swiped that one and I thought I was good to go…my that was a long time ago.

    Your first smokey eye is sooo pretty. I’ve tried to re-create it and it is fairly easy. It’s my default look for a night at the club.

  4. Wow! Even ‘back then’ you did gorgeous looks! Natural talent I guess, ey? :) x

  5. ..amy..

    That looks great christine I think smokey eyes are a bit intimidating at first I love them everyone should give it a try

  6. nagiko9

    My first smokey eye? I came out looking like a deranged panda.

  7. My first “smokey eye” was no where near that gorgeous.

  8. Wow!!! defitnley do this look over.. i love it..

  9. hi

    My first smokey eye was done by accident, actually. I was messing around with Silver Ring and Remotely Grey shadows, and I applied SR from lashline to just above the crease after dabbling RG all over the lid. It turned out to be a really gorgeous smokey gray eye – my first INTENTIONAL smokey was with Electra, Silver Ring, Carbon, and Shroom e/s with smokey black pencil (overlayed with Carbon) on the upper and lower lashlines. I made the outer eyeliner thick, black and smoked with Electra on the inner eye – turned out to be a WAY too OTT, but I’ve learned from my mistakes that less is more. :)

  10. rowan

    two black rings around my eyes courtesy of rimmel. so nothing this sophisticated!

  11. Andrea

    My first smokey eye was not nearly as nice as yours :)

    I used a bright silver in the inner and middle lid, a darker silver/grey in the outer lid and in the crease. I used a white/gold on the browbone. Lined upper and lower lashlines with black liner. All of my eyeshadows were by Faces Cosmetics

    It actually wasn’t that long ago and I took lots of pics since it actually turned out really simple and pretty.

  12. When I was younger I attemmpted a black and blue smokey eye, but I ended up with fall outs on my lower lid, and it smudged everywhere! haha 😀

  13. Teresa

    Im still scared to do a full out smokey eye for the fear of looking like a “deranged panda” (as per above^), LOL! Ive done smokey creases but not a full smokey eye yet. I REALLY want to, all the time! lol. This one is great Christine! I’d love to see your 2009 version! 😀

  14. BaDKiTTy

    Well, my first smokey eye was actually couple of years ago and it was this one! I used your tutorial and simular colors that I had. It did not looked as hot as yours the Original one:) But I got a lot of compliments on it too. So thanks for your site!!!

  15. Sure looks like a pro :)

  16. carissa_aurora

    All of my smokey eyes turned out terribly in the past, and for a long time I thought that I was too fair to pull it off. I found a really pretty Hard Candy quad that I loved and was poking around on the internet for a tutorial…and this is the exact one that popped up! This is what led me to your blog and I have been following since. Thanks Temptalia!