List of Dos and Don’ts for Smoky Eye Makeup for Wedding

When it comes to eye makeup, there are may be only a few which can beat the timeless classic of a smoky eye. It is bold and beautiful and can be done in a jiffy and looks good with almost all kinds of occasions.

When there is a wedding on the card, you need to have a host of styles up your sleeves which will cover all the events included in the process. Smoky eyes are one of the styles which goes with both the day time functions and the night ones.

Here are some do’s and don’ts which you would like to keep in mind while trying out the smoky eye at a wedding.


  1. When you are going for smoky eyes, after you have prepped you face with the base, start up with your eyes and then move to the rest of your face. Smoky eyes deal with a lot of dark colors and this sequence will prevent spillage of dark shadows and mascara smudges.
  2. In order to prevent the creases that appears from wearing eye shadows for a long time, wear an eye shadow primer. This also helps in smoothening the eyes and allows the shadows to stay on for a longer period of time.
  3. Since smoky eyes are all about dark colors, it may sometimes make your eyes appear smaller than they are. In order to prevent this try using a highlighter or white eye shadow in the inner corner of the eye which makes your eyes pop.
  4. The best way to hold the whole smoky look together is to use a liner. You can either choose a simple look with the help of an eye crayon or go for more dramatic looks with gel liners.


  1. Smoky eyes are usually the star of the whole look you are trying to pull off. Any other makeup that you are pairing up with smoky eyes should be subtle and a complement to your eyes. Avoid using bright lip colors with smoky eyes else you will end up looking like someone from a horror movie. Go for a slight blush and nude lips with your smoky eyes.
  2. One of the worst mistakes that you can make while trying out smoky eyes are to not blend the colors properly. The demarcation lines between the various colors used for creating the look should not be visible at any cost. Keep on blending the colors and when you think that it is done properly, blend some more just to be on the safe side of matter. Improper blending can give you panda eyes.
  3. Don’t just stick to black when you are creating smoky eyes. Too much of black can provide you with odd looking panda eyes which you wouldn’t want during a wedding. Try creating smoky eyes with warmer colors like browns and champagne and gold which looks equally beautiful but will be a tad bit different than the usual smoky eyes.
  4. This is just not for smoky eyes but holds true for any eye makeup artist that you try, brows are which makes or breaks the whole look. So, don’t forget to shape your brows with the help of a brow pencil to bring out the boldness of the look. if you have thin brows, you can also use some brow shadows to bring out a fuller look.

Now that you are aware of the things you need to do and avoid in a smoky eyes makeup, go ahead and experiment with your look and make sure to bring along your confidence to rock the wedding season.