Monday, July 27th, 2009

Easy-peasy smoky eye :) I consider this the “traditional” smoky eye, since I’ve always thought of a smoky eye as silver/gray. Video tutorial for this coming soon, too!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Electra eyeshadow (bright silver), Silver Ring eyeshadow (dark silver), Typographic eyeshadow (matte dark gray), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Blanc Type eyeshadow (soft white-beige), Blacktrack fluidline (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (bronze), Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer (bronzy highlighter)
  • Lips: Honeyflower lipstick (pinky-nude), Nymphette lipglass (pinky-beige)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, pack Electra eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply Silver Ring eyeshadow to the middle and outer portions of the lid. Darken crease and outer lid with Typographic eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Carbon eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Blanc Type eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Blacktrack fluidline on lower lash line and upper lash line using the 208. Apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129, then highlight with Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer with the 188. Apply Honeyflower lipstick to lips, and then top with Nymphette lipglass for color and shine.

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63 thoughts on “Look – Smokey Eyes in Silver & Gray

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  2. Diabla

    Very nice look! I’m a sucker for any black/silver/gold make up. That’s what I prefer to do on me.
    Is the silver on your upper lid a little warm or is that my screen?

  3. I agree that silvery gray is the original smokey eye. I hate it when people say that taupey browns are smokey eyes!!!

  4. Emm

    That’s beautiful and seemingly simplistic. I will have to try. You can put fluidline on your waterline??? I was always afraid.

  5. Very pretty as always! :)

  6. liz

    I think i might try recreating this for a dinner date i have thursday night :-)


    this look is just amazing you look lovely as always xx

  8. Roxanne

    The perfect smokey eye. I agree with you, silver and black are the way to go when doing a smokey eye :)

  9. tehreem

    hey great look….u look awesome. I have one question about contouring. Is it a must to use a bronzer for contouring or can it be a dark shade of blush. Also if bronzer is being used then should it be shimmery or matte?? thanks in advance…Great website keep up the great work…:)

    • Thanks so much, Tehreem! :)

      I don’t think you have to use a bronzer or not. I don’t use bronzer — I use Sculpt sculpting powder by MAC, but before then, I used Emote blush. I prefer matte myself :)

  10. Hannah

    i love doing this look,
    so classy

  11. Luv J

    Love it Christine! Gorgeous as always!

  12. AYHM

    Perfect…. this is totally me!

  13. Gorgeous look Christine! I love smoky silver grey eyes. You’re eye colour is awesome BTW, you have these weird leopard spots which are really unique! (In a good way, don’t get me wrong) :)

  14. MichelleB

    This is gorgeous! Love the colors. I love to do smokey eyes with browns, purples, etc — but the silver/grey is a clasic.

  15. Natalie

    Err.. Did you just get tanned or is it my computer? 😀 Looks fab as always.

    • LOL! Nope, not really tanned… maybe a little from vacation, but I didn’t spend *that* much time outdoors. Then again, I tan in a nanosecond. I could be slathered in SPF 70 and tan in 15 minutes.

      • Natalie

        Aw I am so jealous! I only ‘burn’t, not tan. You look really healty and ‘tanned’ lol.

        • lol! I have yet to get a sunburn (knock on wood!). I used to be really pale, sallow, yellow skin. I moved to California when I was 4 or 5 years old, and I swear, one summer here? Perpetually tanned. Of course, now I am tanned and glowy-tan, but my skin color darkened up SO much.

  16. Saira

    Gorgeous! I love smokey silvery-grey eye make-up! It’s been a while since I’ve done a smoky silvery-grey eye look, so will have to try it again soon.

  17. gio

    This is beautiful, as always!

  18. Kella

    I really love the skin and lips! Gorrrrgeous on you.

  19. I am really loving this smokey eye look. And it’s so simple! I have all of those shadows! :-) Perfect!

  20. milky

    the eye and lips are absolutely gorgeous!Even those close looks are so pretty!!
    i do like little more natural look foundations, have u ever tried cle de peau beaute? their liquid foundation is the best i’ve ever had.

  21. Court

    You have the most interesting eyes! They’re almost leopard spotted, it’s amazing!

  22. Darra Harvey

    Thats So Awesome i love the colors thats how i want to do mine!!!!!!!

  23. Sash

    This is very lovely. I’m still pretty much in love with smokey eyes.

  24. Pat

    Stunning look! I’m planning to use it soon on a wedding, but I’m a little confused. It seems like the “Substitutes” don’t correspond to the highlighter and lipstick listed before.
    By now I’m very tanned like NC42.
    Please, what substitute highlighter would you recomend between: Shroom, Grain, Hey, Femme-fi, Vanilla, Naked Lunch? (I have Electra, Silver Ring, Carbon, Print in place of Typographic)
    I have either MAC Honeyflower and MAC Velvet Teddy, what should I use, please?
    Thanks in advance!

  25. Pat

    And, please, is that MAC Honeylove (rosy-beige nude) ou MAC Honeyflower (peachy brown with golden sheen)? Thanks again.

  26. Katie

    OOhhhh la la I love this!!!!

  27. Sydney

    Love this!!!!!! Its gorgeous!!!!:)

  28. Eibhlín

    This is just stunning. It looks amazing on you! Are these all Mac products? Tx

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  30. Dancepig

    Absolutely beautiful – it’s a work of art! I love silver eyeshadow but it doesn’t do anything for me, guess I have the wrong coloring? I’m light/fair with blue/green eyes, honey colored hair. But on you the silver is stunning. Thank you for sharing!