How To Create A Metallic Smoky Eye

November 11, 2013

You may not know this about me, but I grew up performing on stage (I know, shocker). I've always loved entertaining a crowd, and for the majority of my childhood I danced my little toosh off, which lead to wearing makeup at a very young age. Don't worry; I was no Toddler in a Tiara. I did develop a love of doing my own makeup—especially my eye shadow.
I don't usually blog about makeup, but I'm feeling compelled with all the fabulous metallic shades out this season. Today I’ll take you step by step on my smoky eye journey.

Jacket + Eye Shadow by Target

A great makeup artist told me that you should always start with your eyes—this allows you to wipe away that excess shadow under the eyes before adding foundation.

  • I always start with a base primer on my eyes to hold the fabulous-ness all day (and night if you’re frisky).
  • Always add the light highlight shadow under your eyebrows before starting with the lid.
  • Sweep the metallic shade (I chose a gorgeous metallic rust color) over the lid of your eye with a flat eye shadow brush.
  • Use a clean blending brush to blend out from your eyelid to the crease. Make sure the blending brush is completely shadow free. A smoky eye can get messy and you definitely want to steer away from the “I just got punched in the face” look. A black eye is so not chic.

Once you get the hang of it, a smoky eye is a lot less intimidating. I hope my tips helped! Be sure to check out Target’s awesome selection of metallic shades for your face or your nails!
Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. All opinions are my own!


  1. You're so beautiful! Perfect boots and blazer!

  2. Saw this jacket in Target this past weekend and now I'm wishing I picked it up! Love the makeup! What primer did you use?

  3. obessed with that plaid!!

  4. Loving this look - girl, you look GORGEOUS!! Perfect mix of plaid + stripes :)

  5. Fantastic make up, love the metallic eyeshadow, makes a perfect fall look! Fabulous mix of prints too girl!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  6. Love the colour you used for this smokey eye look, it's gorgeous!

    Five Minute Style 

  7. Completely digging your oxblood bag with the metallic eye. You're a babe

  8. Gorgeous!! Love that blazer.. I saw it Target and totally wished I would have gotten it now... Love this look..

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  9. Beautiful makeup! xo Heidi

  10. Looks beautiful on you! :) ♥

  11. adore this look and the eye makeup! perfect

  12. love what you've done with the stripes and plaid combo. oxblood is my new favorite neutral!!! you go girl!!


  13. This is such a fun fall look! I never do eyeshadow but this is def worth a try!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  14. What a great blazer for the fall.

    Hope you had a great long weekend.


  15. Gorgeous style. Amazing blazer and loe these boots.
    xo, Petra

  16. Your makeup is gorgeous Devon and I love the mix of plaid and stripes! Great post.

    Chelsea & The City

  17. Gorgeous. Love this easy fall look! :)


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