Much like lipstick and nail polish, you can never really have too many smoky eyes tutorials at your disposal. If you happen to agree, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve compiled all of the smoky eye tutorials that have ever graced the pages of Byrdie and put them all together in one place, here.
Click through for some smoky eye inspiration!
Not overly smoky, but still dramatic and slightly edgier than your average smoky eye—this is the perfect Friday night makeup.
All definition of a smoky eye without all the intensity (and dark eye shadow)—we give you le daytime smoky eye.
The classic show-stopping smoky eye consists of beautifully blended shadow, just a hint of shimmer to highlight, and lots of lash. Lucy Liu is a textbook example to copy.
Yes, pale girls can rock a smoky eye without looking extreme. This bronzy smoky eye won’t overpower fair complexions.
Not a lot of lid to work with? Enter: the reverse smoky eye. It’s all the fun of a traditional smoky eye, but on the bottom lid, which makes it perfect for girls with small eyes.
When you’re looking to step up your eye makeup game, we suggest adding a little sparkle a la Olivia Wilde.
Concentrating shadow in the crease doesn’t work for everyone, but a touch of sparkle does. This sparkly smoky eye tutorial works for all eye shapes, but looks particularly wonderful on monolid eyes.
Not super smoked out and not too dark, this is the gateway smoky eye. To try Elizabeth Olsen’s smoky eye you really only need one eye shadow color (and shimmer, if you’re feeling adventurous). Love Olsen’s shade? It’s Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36) in New Moon.
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