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5 Eye Makeup Tutorials for Amazing Smoky Eyes

5 Eye Makeup Tutorials for Amazing Smoky Eyes

If you have noticed closely, you will find that smoky eye style makeup is a trend that comes and goes with every fashion trend once in a while. This makeup art has been around for many centuries and there are numerous examples like Cleopatra from the historical world to Sophia Loren from the modern world. This is because women love to make their eyes stand out. This trend was very prominent in the 20th century from 1950s to 1960s and since then has been omnipresent.   

The reason for calling this eye makeup style as smoky is because of the matte and dark shades of the colors like gray, brown and charcoal that are used to give eyes a smoky look. Darker colors of the color palette are the primary colors. There are several variations of this trend, including brown smoky eye, classic smoky eye, everyday neutral smoky eye, black smoky eye and so many others. Likewise, there are so many techniques to apply eye makeup but the goal remains the same: to make the eyes look broad, mysterious, intriguing and more appealing.

In some smoky eye makeup, only powder shadow is used. The art of smoky eye is a type of makeup artistry that is generally very tough to master. This is why women generally follow instructions by reading or viewing smoky eye makeup tutorials online to try their hand at the art. But it is also a fact that if in desperation, an amateur goes for smoky eyes without proper instructions, she can easily make her eyes look washed out and weary. This makeup artistry is hard to master but not impossible. If you love the look of smoky eyes, you can try out our simple yet stunning tutorials that can guide you to make your eyes look appealing.

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Here are some styles to master the art of sexy smolder to give your eyes a different look for different occasions:

Simple Smoky Eye

It is entirely on you whether you want casual or dramatic smoky eyes. If you love to be more subtle and prefer elegant appearance, then this is perhaps the style for you. This simple smoky eye makeup suits any occasion as well as goes great with a regular day at work. This is a very understated look but mind you it looks very sexy.

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Black And Pink Shade Valentines Look

As the name suggests this look is especially designed for the lovely ladies out there in love and want to make the most of the love day. Besides, this Valentine’s style will make your eyes look gorgeous and perfect for wedding season or any evening occasion. The classic combination of black with a little hint of pink is sure going to yield a super-romantic look. This style has the element of glamour and dazzle and suits best with pink lips and a messy bun.

Classic Smoky Eye Makeup

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This style is for those who love to blend sexy with sophistication. This smoky eye look is not too harsh and not too sophisticated. There is this very fine line that separates sexy and sophistication brilliantly and that’s why it is a classic smoky eye. This makeup style emphasizes more on your features in a very pleasing and subtle way and let you gracefully flaunt on a party, date night or on a regular day out.

Navy And Purple Smoky Eyes

The adorable, elegant and sweet charisma of the velvety eye shadows is surely something one cannot forget. Its application is quite similar to the black smoky eyes but with a twist. With the use of two of the hottest fall colors – namely purple and navy – your eyes are going to look majestic.

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Shiny Smoky Eyes

Have you tried metallic shadow? If not, then use it like a shimmery silver shade that gives you striking eyes perfect for your night of fun. You can also highlight the eyes with a black shadow and define your eyes with black eyeliner. The final look is so gorgeous that you would not hold yourself to try it again. This stunning black and silver smoky makeup is effortless and gives a stunning look.

You can search about these eye makeup styles for a pictorial presentation to help you determine the final look. Beside the above-mentioned smoky eye makeup, there are tons of different styles too.

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Last Updated on July 10, 2020

How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

Boundaries are limits

—they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

1. Self-Awareness Comes First

Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

  • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
  • When do you feel disrespected?
  • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
  • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
  • When do you want to be alone?
  • How much space do you need?

You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

2. Clear Communication Is Essential

Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

Sample language:

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  • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
  • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
  • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
  • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
  • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
  • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
  • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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Final Thoughts

Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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