All the nuances of the Smokey Ice makeup technique
Smokey ice is one of the most popular eye shadow techniques. It took the leading positions in record time and continues to hold them for more than one year in a row, gradually supplementing and forming new species. This is a favorite technique not only for professional makeup artists, but also for most girls and women.
What is Smokey Eye Makeup?
Smokey eyes are also called smoky makeup. This technique differs from others in a smooth transition from dark to light color with the summing up of the lower eyelid.
Unlike the relief technique, which uses two or three shades of shadows, smokey ice can contain a much larger number of tones.
The effect of haze is created thanks to a neat transition and careful shading. The classic version of smokey ice is makeup using black and dark gray colors. However, today almost any shades are used to create a beautiful and bright make-up in a smoky style.
Depending on the purpose of the make-up, choose the tone and type of smokey ice that is most suitable for the upcoming event. The technique is used not only for evening events, but is also actively used in daytime make-up.
Over time, the classic smokey ice makeup technique has grown significantly and has been supplemented with new elements and varieties. Smoky makeup was divided into two groups: by application methods and by purpose.
In accordance with the purpose of smokey ice makeup, it happens:
- Classic evening;
- Bright festive;
- with arrows;
- With shimmer.
In most cases, these methods are combined to obtain a more effective image. So you can make a bright smoky eye with arrows or a day one using a shimmer. At the same time, makeup can be given any shape, from an elegant oval to a strict oblong one.
According to the methods of application, smoky makeup is divided into the following subspecies:
- Pencil method;
- With the use of shadows;
- Mixed style.
Initially, smokey ice was applied exclusively with a soft wide pencil, which was then shaded. After that, shadows began to be added on top of the pencil, and, ultimately, applying only shadows became the fastest way.
However, many makeup artists still adhere to the second method of applying smokey ice, as it is the most persistent. A huge selection of pencils of various shades, nuances and textures allow you to significantly diversify smoky makeup.
Choosing an eyeshadow color palette
With the help of smoky makeup, you can highlight the look, emphasize the color and shape of the eyes, focus on the oval of the face. The choice of color palette for smokey ice depends on many factors:
- skin tone;
- hair colors;
- eye tint;
- Make-up appointments;
- Face shapes;
- Eye cut;
Girls with blonde hair too dark smoky ice is contraindicated, such tones will look vulgar in combination with bright locks. Make-up is best done with shadows in shades:
Blondes are more suitable for nude or colorful options, as well as arrows and shimmer. Lipstick is recommended to choose cream or matte in delicate shades.
For blond hair the most relevant will be the bright colors of smoky makeup:
Smokey ice for fair-haired girls should be done in mixed media. Brown shades are also suitable, and the black version should be replaced with gray, blue or bronze shades.
For dark haired girls absolutely any type of smokey ice will do, as well as the methods of its application. Of the shades for girls with dark hair, shadows are suitable:
- Sea wave colors;
Among other things, rich lipsticks with a matte or satin finish will help create a stunning look. Lipstick shades: dark pink, cold red, marsala, burgundy, amaranth, crimson.
Almond shaped eyes smokey ice with a pointed and bent up corner is suitable. In this case, it is necessary to focus on the crease between the movable and fixed eyelids. Shiny shadows with a shimmer will look especially interesting. Light shine will help to visually “open up” the look.
With close-set eyes you need to apply light shadows to the inner corner of the eye, and dark ones to the outer. For far-set eyes shades are applied in reverse order.
In cases of asymmetry in the shape of the eyes you need to use bright colors, as well as highlight the crease between the eyelids and shade the area near the eyebrows. Such a simple technique will help to visually equalize the shape.
Makeup for small eyes you will need light shadows to help visually enlarge them. In this case, it is better to apply dark shades exclusively on the moving eyelid and darken the outer corner of the eyes. In this case, it is important not to paint over the lower eyelid, otherwise the look will narrow.
Too big eyes dark nuances and classic smokey ice are suitable. Makeup can be supplemented with arrows, but it is undesirable to use a shimmer and mother-of-pearl shadows, and you should not apply a highlighter.
With the impending century it is important to carefully shade the shadows throughout the eyelid, without highlighting the crease between the mobile and the fixed. The overall tone will help even out the texture of the skin without focusing on its imperfections.
Smokey Ice Makeup for Blue Eyes
Creating a smokey eye makeup for blue eyes directly depends on the shade that they have. If a girl wants to emphasize green nuances, then golden and brown shades should be chosen, it is possible with a green or gray undertone. Gray-blue eyes will help bring out the blue nuances, while brown eyes will bring out the darker copper tones.
Smokey ice for blue eyes is performed in the following colors:
Gray eyes are more suitable for smoky makeup in black, sand, dark gray and dark purple shades. It will be interesting to look at the make-up in golden brown nuances and with arrows.
With green eyes, smokey ice in cold colors is ideally combined:
Classic black is recommended to be replaced with gray with the addition of a brown tint. Saturated arrows with a shimmer will help to complement this makeup. From lipsticks, preference should be given to bodily nuances and colors with a beige undertone.
Makeup “Smoky Ice” for brown eyes
A huge selection of smokey ice colors is provided to owners of brown eyes. Shades are suitable for creating smoky makeup for brown-eyed girls:
- The black;
- Wet asphalt;
You can also choose lipstick for makeup from rich bright colors: fuchsia, scarlet, copper, natural with red …