17 Pretty Ways To Create A Unique Smokey Eye Look

A smoky eye is a classic makeup look. It’s something that will never go out of style, just like red lipstick or healthy, glowing skin. That being said, doing the same look over and over and over can sometimes be a bit boring. That’s why it’s good to switch things up once and a while.

I’m all for tradition, but I’m also for getting creative and trying new things. Because isn’t that half the fun of wearing makeup? So, be bold and try breaking away from your black eyeshadow now and again. If you don’t want to give up your black eyeshadow completely, consider mixing it with some unexpected beauty products. Looking for inspiration? Here are 17 pretty ways to create a unique smokey eye look.

1. Purple Smoky Eye

Add some color to a smoky eye by blending some purple eyeshadow on the outer corners and lower lash line.


2. Smoky Eye With Blue Eyeliner

Look beyond eyeshadow and add a dash of blue eye pencil on the lower lash line.


3. Purple Smoky Eye

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Add some lilac shadow to your lewk and match your lipstick to it. Then add a few dots of mauve eyeliner on the outer corners.


4. Blue, Purple, And Black Smoky Eye

Major unicorn vibes.


5. Sparkly Smoky Eye

Don’t want to get rid of your black eyeshadow? Keep it but add some pink and black glitter underneath.


6. Shimmering Smoky Eye And Red Eyeliner

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Bet you weren’t expecting that contrasting flick.


7. Red And Pink Smoky Eye

This is pretty much the opposite of a black smoky eye, but it’s still gorgeous.


8. Purple And Brown Smoky Eye

I never thought to pair purple and brown together.


9. Green Smoky Eye

Mix different green eyeshadows with your black one for a magical effect. Add some edge with black lipstick.


10. Lime Green Smoky Eye

Have you ever thought about a lime green smoky eye?


11. Rose Smoky Eye

Pretty in pink.


12. Maroon And Red Smoky Eye

Look at how bright her blue eyes look thanks to this combination.


13. Purple And Yellow Smoky Eye With Liquid Liner

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Combine a vibrant smoky eye with exaggerated liner. They’ll see you comin’.


14. Blue, Brown, And Glitter Smoky Eye



15. Turquoise Smoky Eye

Definitely feeling the spring vibes here.


16. Brown Smoky Eye

Bring your smoky eye into daytime with brown eyeshadows.


17. Multicolored Smoky Eye

So many pretty colors.


What look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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