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Kim Kardashian’s Sexy Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Keen on recreating Kim Kardashian’s sultry Cannes 2016 red carpet smokey eye? Keep on reading to learn how to nail the glamorous look. 

Kim Kardashian’s Sexy Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Kim Kardashian shone bright this year on the Cannes red carpet. She wore a nude, bedazzled body stocking, a sleek ponytail, and, as per yoosh, on-point makeup. The fierce smokey eye, done by none other than Mario Dedivanovic, was the focal point of her look. He made Kim’s contour hard enough to cut through the haters, upped the ante on bold brows, and added some edge by drawing heavily lined eyes with faded wings.

Luckily, our favorite YouTuber, Nikkietutorials, is talented enough to show us how to recreate Kimmie’s sexy smokey eye. Ready to look like a Kardashian?

Step 1. Prime the lids

Use an eyeshadow primer all over the lids to wear this look all night long. In this tutorial, Nikkie uses MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and applies it with Sigma 3DHD Precision Brush.


Step 2. Set the Primer

Whenever you apply anything that’s cream-based, you have to set it with powder to keep it from transferring and/or creasing. Set your primer with a matte skin tone shade of powder.


Step 3. Your Transition Color

Use a light shade of eyeshadow for your transition color. This will also help to define your crease area. For this, Nikkie uses Coloured Raine Eyeshadow in Ginger Bread and applies it with a Morphe M504 Brush.


Step 4. Adding Colors to the Lids

First, apply a glitter adhesive such as the Violet Voss Glitter Adhesive as your base and then go over it with your choice of light shimmery or metallic gold eyeshadow. Remember to pat, not drag, the color onto the lids. One option for eyeshadow is the Coloured Raine Eyeshadow in Champagne Life.



Step 5. Defining the Outer Corners

Use a dark brown eyeshadow to define the outer corners of your eyes. Don’t forget to slightly wing the color out.

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To add more definition to the crease, use a tiny bit of black eyeshadow. Apply it on the outer corner of your eyes and softly brush it outwards.


Step 6. Smoking Lash Line

Using the same black eyeshadow (Coloured Raine Eyeshadow in Black Moon), define the inner part of your lower lash line with a pencil brush. Drag the brush and color across the lower lash line to the outer corner of the eye.

Step 7. Highlighting

Apply a shimmery white eyeshadow, like Coloured Raine in Clutch Pearl,  to highlight the tear ducts and brow bone.

Step 8. Waterline

Use a black eyeliner pencil to darken the water line.

Step 9. False Lashes

Apply your falsies (optional).


Where’s ‘Ye?


Watch the video tutorial here:

What do you think of this look? Will you try it? Show us your best Kim K. face on Instagram with the tag #MTMakeupBlog!

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