We’re so thrilled to share this absolutely gorgeous tutorial from Amy Clarke today. She has made it so easy for you to recreate this sexy, yet understated, smoldering smokey eye on your own.

Smoldering Smokey Eyes
1. Prep the whole eyelid and under eye with either a concealer or eyeshadow primer. I used MAC Paint in Bare Canvas.
2. + 3. + 4. +5. Apply a black pencil liner all around your eye, close to your lash line, making the liner thicker on the outer parts of your lid, and in your waterline.
6. Using a mini dome eyeshadow brush, smudge the liner all around the eye until it appears smooth.
7. Apply a matte bone colored eyeshadow to the brow bone.
8. Next, apply a warm, medium brown eyeshadow to your crease, and blend well.
9. Take that same brown eyeshadow and apply it under the lower lash line, blending into the black liner.
10. To add a little interest, take a shimmery gold eyeshadow or pigment and apply to your lid, then, apply a little to the center of your lower lash line.
11. To Finish off the look, apply a coat or two of mascara. Don’t forget to curl them first!Pro Tip: Since applying eyeshadow can be a messy job, first, do your eyes, then clean up any eyeshadow that has fallen on your under eye with some makeup remover. Then, apply your foundation! 

Favorite Products: Stila Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in “Onyx” & Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 1.

Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett


Comments (9)

melanie | Reply

i understand that the majority of your audience is white, but if possible, can you please include make up and hair tips for non white brides as well?

would be greatly appreciated.

Samantha | Reply

Great tutorial, but I’d suggest to leave your foundation and concealer for after you’ve done the eye, just in case you have fall-out from your eye-shadow. nothing worse than having sparkly under eyes you can’t fix!! :)

Vietnam Wedding Planner | Reply

The tutorial is great for a sexy bride-to-be

Laura Diamond Bridal Gallery | Reply

Beautiful look! Perfect for upcoming fall and winter weddings.

Melodi | Reply

What is the gold shadow or pigment you used? It’s beautiful!

Lisa Manderano | Reply

Love this tutorial! What is the lipstick you are wearing?

Stephanie | Reply

Why, oh, why didn’t you list the brands/names of the products used?!

Ann | Reply

love your technique! What brand and color lipstick are you wearing here. I like it especially with the smoky eye. Thanks!