I’m a professional hair and make up artist raised and based in Nairobi, with seven years of experience in the Hair and Make up industry. I pride myself on being a fun, creative and energetic person that seeks to infuse my talents into my work and the content I create.

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Look of the Week : My Ultimate Smokey Eye

The smokey eye trend is as much of a style staple as the little black dress. While it has gone through a few variations over the years, its longevity has cemented its place in the world of Makeup.

The Smokey Eye can be done in a variety of colors and shades, my favorite is the neutral smokey eye which uses a spectrum of black to brown to nude eyeshadow colors. This color palette works on all skin tones and compliments any outfit. While some prefer to start by applying the lighter colors first, my advice is to start by applying the darkest shade close to the lash line first. After this you can then layer the medium and lightest shades on, working your way up across your lids and towards your brow bone. You want to finish with the lightest shade right below the brow and on the inside corner as this will help shape the smokey eye.


Try out the Smashbox Smokebox eyeshadow trio, layering the lighter shades over the top allows you to tone down the intensity of the darker shades. This helps you to stay in your comfort zone and measure how intense you want your look to go for each occasion.

Keep your lips subtle by applying your favorite nude lipstick that suits your skin tone.
Step up your smokey eye game and if you haven’t already mastered this amazing look, I hope this gives you the inspiration to try it!

Photos by MGPhotoStudios – Masha Grosman

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