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Lazy Girl Makeup: One-Shadow Smokey Eye

Launching (very late) today is a series I’m hoping to keep doing for a long time: Lazy Girl Makeup! It’s basically a post every two weeks in which I share with you my lazy ways. Here, for example, is a one-shadow smokey eye look. I did a similar look last year, which you can find here.

Lazy Girl Makeup - Smokey Eye - Steps

  1. The main difference with this look and the old one is that I used a kohl/creamy pencil first. Draw a messy, rich line near your lash line. Don’t worry if it’s not neat!
  2. Smudge dat liner. I used the e.l.f. Eyeshadow “C” Brush, which if I’m not mistaken, is really made for a smokey eye.
  3. Pat on your chosen shadow (here, Le Métier de Beauté’s Midnight Sky, which is a deep sapphire-navy) all over the lid, going over the crease a tiny, tiny bit. Again. Don’t worry if it’s not neat.
  4. Use a clean blending brush (here, the MAC 217) to blend all of the edges and haze the shadow out.
  5. Apply the same liner on the lower lash line.
  6. Smudge it out with your chosen eyeshadow.
  7. And yer done! At this point, you can curl your lashes and add mascara, but I am truly lazy and opted not to.

LMMU - One Shadow Smokey Eye - Eyes

As far as I know, a traditional smoky eye is most pigmented along the lash line, and the color just sort of hazes up in a smokey~ way up towards the crease/brow bone. You can pretty much do this technique with any color you could possibly want. The eyeliner I used isn’t even black—just dark enough.

Lazy Girl Makeup - One Shadow Smoky Eye - Face

Rest of the makeup: Graymelin CC Base Cream*, K-Palette Cover Control 0 Kuma Concealer (Type 2), Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Pressed Powder (Shade 2), The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02), Illamasqua Cream Blush (Promise), Pixy Silky Fit Lipstick (Autumn Apricot)*

This is a pretty handy technique if you’re not so confident with your eye makeup skills just yet—just basically pat then blend out! If you want, you can also use a transition shade to help blend out the edges.

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12 Comments

  1. Gurl, galeng. I always try one-shadow looks pero di talaga maganda saken 😦 I look punched in the face 😦

    • Hey Shari! Thank you 🙂 My lid space is small kasi, so it’s a lot harder to “over apply” the shadow. I put it all over the lid and blended it past the crease pero when I open my eyes, it doesn’t look severe. Feel ko try mong wag masyadong malaki yung shape. 🙂

  2. This is a great, fuss-free but still noticeable look!

    For me, I always end up having a one-shadow look whether it’s a lazy day or not, I have such small lid space na hindi masyadong halata even if I apply more shades 😦

    Reading your blog makes me want to try beauty blogging too! Hope I have the courage to do so someday haha 😀

    • Thank ya! 🙂

      Oh, kala mo lang yun, but sometimes the gradients make a difference 🙂 My lid space is small lang rin but if I do a two-shadow look with the darker shade on the outer parts of my eye, it changes my eye shape. Try it 😀

      Haha go go go!

  3. looks great! I do a lot of lazy girl makeup too, I don’t even use a colored eyeliner LOL
    there’s even one trick that I do everyday to save time. I don’t use concealer and liquid foundation.
    I skip on applying concealer on my under eye area. I simply apply my fave foundation powder but it’s about 2 shades lighter on my under eye and mostly the center part of my face, then apply a powder which matches my skin tone to the rest of my face ^_^

    • Thanks Hollie! 🙂 I do the opposite and just conceal and powder the concealer to set, but that’s a great thing to try if you’re into highlighting!

  4. I tried doing this once and I ended up looking like I have a black eye. Haha. I need help with my blending skillz lol

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