I know what you're thinking.
I'm hungry too. But I know what else you're thinking.
Smokey eyes are really hard.
This is an extremely easy technique.
YOU WILL NEED:
Blending brushes, a shader brush, eyeliner, and a few neautral shadows.
1: Prime the eyelid and do your brows. I repeat, do your brows. Especially with a dramatic eye. Do them.
Add a transition color. I chose a peach color so that the look would have a warmth to it and not be as harsh.
I added a second color to the crease, a deeper transition color. It is "garnet" from the Lorac Pro Pallette, but you can use anything. You need to layer transition colors though, so that there is a gradient in the smokey eye.
Place the black on the lid. This will all be blended out. Don't place too much.
Blend out, not going above the crease.
Add a second layer of black...
...and blend it out again. Repeat this process until you have the desired depth. Do not add too much. Be patient and blend.
Notice that when I open my eye, the black does not go above my crease. That is when you look like you've been punched.
Add a subtle highlight to the brow bone. This is important.
Line the water line with a khol eyeliner.
Blend it out with the darker transition color.
Add an eyeliner to the top if you want, I did a winged liner because that's my favorite. You don't have to do a wing, or even an eyeliner.
And mascara completes the look :)