Achieve an Easy Smokey Eye Makeup Look With Just 3 Eyeshadows

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
13 Materials
15 Minutes

Hey everyone. I'm excited to show you how to achieve a beautiful sparkly smokey eye look using just three eyeshadows.

This look is perfect for any special occasion, and it's super easy to recreate.

Let's dive into this smokey eye tutorial for beginners!

Tools and materials:

  •  Concealer
  •  Translucent powder
  •  Eyeshadow palette
  • Sticky tape as a stencil
  •  Blending brush
  •  Black eyeliner pencil
  •  Eyelash curler
  •  Mascara
  •  False eyelashes
  •  Brown lip pencil
  •  Nude lipstick
  •  Transparent lip gloss
  •  Makeup wipes
Prepping eyes

1. Prep your eyes

Start by priming your lids with concealer and setting it with translucent powder.

Adding tape

Use a piece of sticky tape as a stencil for extending your lower lash line (which you will do later.)


2. Choose your eyeshadows

For this tutorial, I am starting with three shades of eyeshadow: sapphire blue, sparkly diamond, and matte black.

Applying eyeshadow

3. Apply eyeshadows

Apply the eyeshadows with your fingertips. 

First, swipe the black eyeshadow in the outer corner, creating a wing.

The tape will give you a precise edge.

Applying eyeshadow

Swipe the deep blue shade eight next to the black.

Applying eyeshadow

Finally, press the diamond shade eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eye and take it right across your eyelid over the other two colors you applied.


Blend the edges with a blending brush.

Removing tape

4. Clean up

Remove the tape and clean up any eyeshadow fallout using makeup wipes and concealer. 

You can also do your eyeshadow before your base makeup for easier clean-up.

Lining eyes

5. Define your eyes

Use a black eye pencil to tight line your lower inner eyelid.

Defining eyes

Then, apply the sapphire blue eyeshadow along your lower lash line and smudge it below the waterline.

Curling lashes

6. Lashes

Curl your lashes.

Applying mascara

Apply mascara to your upper and lower lashes.

Adding false lashes

If you want extra lashes, apply a set of false eyelashes for a fluttery and wispy look.

Smokey eye makeup look

Here is the completed smokey eye look.

Lining lips

7. Now for your lips

Outline your lips with a light brown lip pencil.

Adding lipstick

Fill in your lips with a lighter nude shade of lipstick and blend it in.

Adding lip gloss

For a plump look, add clear gloss.

Smokey eye makeup look

Smokey eye makeup look 

And there you have it – a stunning sparkly smokey eye look with just three eyeshadows! 

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this smokey eye look. If you did, don't forget to leave a comment!

Next, check out my Easy Makeup Tutorial: How to Do Inner Corner Eyeliner.

Suggested materials:
  • Concealer
  • Translucent powder
  • Eyeshadow palette
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