8 Professional Smoky Eye Makeup Looks From Our Favourite Artists 2019

We’ve curated 8 of our favourite professional smoky eye makeup looks from most popular artists online

Looking for the most professional makeup trends of the year? As the leaves start to fall, warming autumnal looks, such as classic smoky eye makeup, are set to be wildly popular. Perfecting this highly stylised look is something of an art form. To master it, let’s take a look at some of the best tutorials and examples online right now. 

1. Smoky Green Eyes by Jamie Genevieve

Showcasing an entirely original smoky green eye design, makeup artist Jamie Genevieve takes you through the steps to recreate this look. The tutorial shows you how to build bright and dynamic green eyeshadow layers to a truly dramatic effect. The finish includes a stunning glitter eyeliner look using products from Urban Decay and bold lashes.

With more than 800,000 subscribers on YouTube and 1.3 million followers on Instagram, Genevieve is a massive influencer in the world of makeup. To create this breath-taking eye makeup look, she uses Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner In Distortion, Revolution The Mascara Revolution, and Dose Of Colours Block Party Eye Shadow In Leaf Me Alone. 

2. Dark Classic Smoky Eye by Jackie Aina

During a NYC Meet-up with NYX, beauty YouTuber and Instagram personality, Jackie Aina, showcased a classic smokey eye look that will take your breath away. The makeup look is perfect for any complexion and can be achieved in a matter of minutes. Aina created the base of this aesthetic by combining a fresh, clean foundation with accentuated brows. 

The social media influencer then takes us through a step-by-step guide to how to do smoky eye makeup. The finished result looks astounding; smokey and deep while still looking precise. Bravo. Products used include an eyeshadow stick from theBalm in Night Game and the Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow palette. 

3. Smoky Cat Eye by Melissa Alatorre

For a slight twist on the classic smoky eye makeup, take a look at this tutorial from Melissa Alatorre. The makeup artist and vlogger shares her take on a smoky cat eye look. Combining elements of a smoky eye — a rich, black and grey base — with a winged cat-eye look and some gorgeous lashes, it’s hard to go wrong with this one. 

Hailing from California, the Mexican-American star has become something of a YouTube sensation. Over the years, she has amassed more than 600,000 followers and regularly offers tutorials on popular makeup looks. For this video, Alatorre used a variety of products including Melt All Day/Everyday Eyeliner and the ColourPop I Think I Love You palette.

4. Smoky Glam Makeup Look by Lisa Eldridge 

A pro when it comes to effortlessly elegant makeup looks, Lisa Eldridge has a genius smoky glam makeup tutorial you should check out. Starting out with a glowing base foundation and working up with some shimmering rich shadows, the finished result is an awe-inspiring look. The style is an ideal look for the autumnal season. 

What’s more, throughout the tutorial, Elderidge also gives tips on working with different face shapes. That means adapting this look to suit various models is straightforward, so long as you follow her advice. Products include Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers and Huda Beauty Warm Browns Obsessions palette. Gorgeous.

5. Very Black Smoky Eye by Sam & Nic Chapman

If you’re on the search for a traditional, black smoky eye makeup look, you’ve found it. Sam & Nic Chapman, also known as Pixiewoo, have a tutorial that will blow you away. Taking inspiration from the London grunge scene and Kate Moss’ style, this particular smoky eye makeup guide simply screams edgy and chic. 

As an added bonus, the eye makeup look is combined with glowing foundation and a glittering lip gloss to create a night out-worthy style. The products used as part of this tutorial include Mac Squid eyeliner, Real Techniques Base shadow brush, Natasha Denona Blackest black eyeshadow, and the Mac Constructivist paint pot. 

6. Golden Smoky Eye by Carli Bybel

If you’re searching for how to do smoky eye makeup that will make a major impression, you’ve just found the answer. Carli Bybel creates a fierce festival or party-ready look in one of famed YouTube tutorials. The professional makeup vlogger uses a golden shadow look alongside some winged eyeliner to make a sultry and alluring design that’s stunning. 

Hailing from New Jersey, Bybel has become a major player in the realms on YouTube. She was previously nominated for a Shorty Award in the Best YouTube Guru category. This golden smoky eye makeup look is one of her latest creations. The products used include Soft Glam Palette, Becca Champagne Pop, Sigma E30 Brush, and Kat Von D eyeliner. 

7. One-Eyeshadow Smoky Eye Makeup by Eman

The traditional smoky eye makeup look uses a combination of a variety of shadows. However, if you’re in a hurry or have limited options, you need to work with what’s available. Eman shows us how to do a smoky eye look using just one eye shadow. In this YouTube tutorial, the vlogger offers a straightforward guide to create a dramatic look without layering up shadows. To finish the look, there’s a sleek winged eyeliner stroke.

Eman starts by with a vibrant base using Smashbox Photo Foundation Primer and the Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation #128. The eye makeup look is created using Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye color #1 Naked Bronze, Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Brownie and House of Lashes Iconic Lite Lashes.

8. Natural Smoky Eye Makeup by Aylin Melisa

For a more natural approach to smoky eye makeup, Aylin Melisa has a tutorial video you need to watch. Using the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate and Peach Palette along with other pro-esque products, the YouTube star creates a look that’s at once enticing and subtle. It’s a hard feat but in playing down the colour range here, the vlogger manages it.

Having amassed over 600,000 followers on YouTube, Melisa is one of the most popular makeup gurus. For this look, she starts with Benefit Matte Pore Minimizer Primer and Too Faced Born this Way Foundation. The natural-style eye makeup is completed using the Two Faced palette,  Lottie London Eyeliner and the absolutely stunning American Dollhouse Lashes.


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