This Is the Eyeshadow Look People Ask Me How to Do More Than Any Other

Featuring my favorite blue pencil!
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Featuring my favorite blue pencil!

I wear smoky eyes A LOT — but I like to switch it up a bit so I don't get too bored with it. Good thing there's a million different ways to do a smoky eye! 

Here's one of my favorite ways to do it, especially for spring/summer. It's a nice, easy way to add some cool color to a warm smoky eye.

The easiest part: adding your highlight.

The easiest part: adding your highlight.

To begin, I just add some highlight directly underneath my brow. Here I'm using a combo of MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon and Gesso with my dome-shaped brush. I actually got this brush from my makeup school, but a similar one is Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush.

Add your darkest shadow all over your lid. And remember, when in doubt, just blend it out!

Add your darkest shadow all over your lid. And remember, when in doubt, just blend it out!

Next I decided to pack on Sketch by MAC all over my lid with my #781 dome-shaped brush from Bdellium Tools.

Blending the crease into the lid and highlight.

Blending the crease into the lid and highlight.

Then I added my crease color which is one of my favourites that I use all the time, Saddle by MAC. I blended it out with one of my MAC 217 blending brush. Usually I bring up my crease color onto my brow bone a bit because I like to be able to see it when I look straight.

Smoking out under your waterline with your crease color.

Smoking out under your waterline with your crease color.

I then grabbed my #781 Bdellium brush I just used previously (I just wiped off the excess sketch shadow that I used previously on a paper towel) and dipped it in my Saddle eyeshadow to add some smoky definition underneath my waterline.

I'm doing a bit of a winged liner, but you don't have to! You can smoke it out if you want.

I'm doing a bit of a winged liner, but you don't have to! You can smoke it out if you want.

Now I'm adding a quick cat-eye liner with my Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. You can make this liner matte by adding some black eyeshadow on top.

Add your black waterproof liner in your waterline and lashline.

Add your black waterproof liner in your waterline and lashline.

Then I added some of my Definedly black Pro Longwear Eyeliner by MAC in my waterline and blended it into my lash line for a really smoky effect. I love this liner because it really stays put!

I'm smoking out the bottom liner by using a small pencil brush and blending my lid color into the black liner.

I'm smoking out the bottom liner by using a small pencil brush and blending my lid color into the black liner.

I always blend out my liner with some shadow, I really like using my #716 Bdellium brush because it's a small pencil brush that allows me to blend, but very precisely. This just enhances the smoky liner look. I dipped it into my sketch eyeshadow that I used all over the lid and blended out the black liner on my lash line.

This is seriously one of my favorite colors ever.

This is seriously one of my favorite colors ever.

Now it's time for the blue! I'm adding one of my favorite liners NYX Slide-On Eye Pencil in Azure and just adding it to the inner corner and blending it a bit into the inner crease and under my waterline near the inner corner. LOOK AT HOW PRETTY THIS COLOR IS THOUGH!

I'm just blending out the liner a bit with some blue eyeshadow. I've already added my lashes, but normally I would do this prior to that, I just needed to grab a shot and totally forgot.

I'm just blending out the liner a bit with some blue eyeshadow. I've already added my lashes, but normally I would do this prior to that, I just needed to grab a shot and totally forgot.

Now I've just added some of my Fresh Water eyeshadow by MAC with my 217 MAC blending brush to smoke out the blue a bit. I've also added my favorite House of Lashes Smokey Muse lashes. Generally you want to add the shadow before you've added your lashes but I totally forgot to grab an image and had already put them on.

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When looking down you can really see how far I added the blue into the inner corner. I just think it's a nice little touch of color to add into your regular warm smoky eye routine and really makes your eyes pop. 

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I also decided to go for a nude/stone lip combo with my MAC Fleshpot lipstick and Stone lip pencil to keep the focus on the eyes.

Let me know if you recreate the look!