Smoky, sultry eyes can be tough to get just right. Use too heavy a hand and you look like you slept in your eye makeup. Beyonce never seems to have this problem; she always seems to get things just right: Her makeup is well-blended and uses just the right shades to make the smokey eye work. It doesn't hurt that she offsets the dramatic eye effect with flawless skin and pink, glossy lips. She's a makeup inspiration to all smoky-eye fans.
Apply a dark gray to nearly black eyeshadow color on your eyelids up to the crease of your eyelid. You don’t have to apply a heavy amount of this shade -- you’ll be blending several eyeshadows together to really get Beyonce’s smoky effect.
Take a light brown eyeshadow and blend the eyeshadow upward, toward your eyebrows and slightly above the crease of your eyelid. This helps to give your eyes the soft look that make Beyonce’s eyeshadow flawless.
Apply a black eyeshadow to the outer corner of your eye, working your way in to blend the three shades together.
Sweep a gold or silver metallic eyeshadow shade from the inner corner of your eye to the top middle of your eyelid to give yourself the Beyonce sparkle.
Line your upper lash line with a thin line of black liquid eyeliner. If you want to make things really dramatic, you can slightly lift your liquid eyeliner pen to give your eyes a winged effect.
Apply two coats of mascara on your top and bottom eyelashes to finish off your Beyonce-inspired look.
One of the reasons why you notice Beyonce’s eyes is that her makeup artist uses techniques to slim the face and draw attention right to her eyes. To make this work for you, apply a powder that’s two shades darker than your natural face tone from your hairline to your ear on both sides and along your jawline.
Using dark eyeshadows can make the eyeshadows prone to dropping on your under-eye area. Since you’ve likely already applied your concealer and powder to this area, the effect of added dark eyeshadow won’t be pretty. To keep this from happening, dust on extra translucent powder underneath your eyes, but don’t blend it in. When you finish your eye makeup application, you can wipe the excess -- and your extra eyeshadow -- away.