How To: The Easiest Smoky Eye

The easiest smoky eye!

I’m quite challenged in the eyeshadow department, I probably spend more time trying to get it right than I do on the rest of my makeup! Normally, a smoky eye is off-limits to me, because I just can’t seem to get it right. But yesterday, I tinkered with Pixi’s instructions for the easiest smoky eye (see the video below), and even though I didn’t get it perfect—I still think it passes! I’m so glad that a quick video showed me this little trick, using just two products you can find at Target.

This is all you need:

  • One of the Pixi Lid & Line Pencils — They’re available in eight shades, I like the Smoky Olive! This easy-to-use pencil has three parts: an eyeliner, an eyeshadow, and a sponge-tip smudger. The pieces all snap together to form a single pencil component—how convenient!
  • Pixi Large Lash Mascara — This mascara gives me soft, fluttery length that looks natural without flaking or smudging.
  • Optional — A beige or creme eyeshadow for highlight/blending.


See? I told you it was easy! Here’s the video I mentioned that I drew inspiration from:

What are your tips for creating an easy smoky eye?

It’s time for springtime.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.
  • Sharron

    I’m a makeup junkie as well.I’m always looking for products that can help shadows to stay on longer.Mascaras that don’t smudge.I’ve tried many and Im not loyal to one company but the one that works the best for me! thanks

  • Clare Blakeslee Toll

    Very cool! Can’t wait to try it!

  • hjrwalker

    Helpful!! :-)

  • ash

    basic info but not really helpful to a real smokey eye…….smokey eye in my opinion should blend and array of neutrals/ black/grays/silvers/whites or colors….in my opinion the smokey eye on the simple level could be done better and more appealing

  • Aliya Divine DivaLiya Tramel-J

    I <3 it! Even I can do this!