- Instead of waterlining your eyes with a black pencil, which can look harsh, use a softer dark brown-black like Rimmel Kajal Eye Pencil in Sable Brown ($3) to waterline your upper and lower rims.
- Then, sweep a transparent white gold shadow like Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadow in Gold ($15) from the inner corner of your eye to just over your the top of your iris. Dust a dove gray shadow like Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Twilight Grey ($22) across your lids, and blend.
- To create your "smoky" effect, use a matte dark taupe shadow like Dior 1-Colour Extreme Eyeshadow in Trendy Taupe ($28) on the outer third of your lids, then use a liner brush or an applicator tip to line your bottom lash line with it. Remember to blend and smudge everything out thoroughly.
- Finish with several coats of carbon black mascara on both your upper and lower lashes.