How To Re-Spin Your Smoky Eyes: 4 Easy Cheats

Smoky eyes are always a winner in the beauty style stakes, but if you fancy mixing it up a bit check out our four favourite ways to re-spin your smoke…

Add A Pop Of Gold: Enhance your peepers by blending a touch of gold eyeshadow over the centre of your lid to brighten up your eyes. Then work a darker brown or charcoal shadow into the crease.

What you’ll need…

MAC Eyeshadow in Woodwinked, £13

NYX Matte Single Eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown, £5.00


Work A Half Smoke: If you want to take a lighter approach to smoky eyes just cover the outer half of your eyes with a dark shadow and leave the inner half free from shadow. Amp up the look by taking a light grey pencil liner along your lash line.

What you’ll need…

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Mono Eyeshadow in Noir C’est Noir, £5.49

NYX Retractable Eyeliner in Grey, £4.50



Go For A Chocolate Shadow: Switch up your smoky eyes by trading in the blacks and greys for a rich, warm brown with a hint of a metallic finish to perk up your eyes. Take the colour over your lids and along your lash line for a cool, sultry finish.

What you’ll need…

Max Factor Masterpiece Colour Precision Eye Shadow in Coffee, £6.99


Brighten Up The Black: If you want a seriously intense look a matte black eyeshadow in a must. But to avoid looking OTT or wandering into panda eyes territory, enhance your eyes with a slick of metallic silver eyeliner along your waterline and in the inner corners of your eyes.

What you’ll need…

Bourjois Little Round Pot Intense Eyeshadow in Noir Fusain, £6.99

Barry M Kohl Eye Pencil in Silver, £2.99