While the trend had already hit Instagram a couple of months ago, courtesy mega style icon Kim Kardashian, the reverse smokey eye trend slayed the red carpet more recently, courtesy Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone, at the LA premiere of the actor’s latest release, xXx: The Xander Cage.
The reverse smokey eyes, simply put, leverages the area under the eyes, to smudge eyeshadow over a smooth coat of eyeliner. Deepika’s reverse smokey eyes (created by internationally acclaimed makeup artists Hung Vanngo), included a dash of red to compliment her outfit color.
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Even though the look involves similar principles as the standard smokey eye makeup, applied to the lower eyelid instead of the upper lid, there may be a few tricky aspects, especially as the heavy makeup may make the face appear darker (overall), unless smudged to perfection.
We have picked out a quick Nikkie Tutorial to take you through the process, that creates a perfectly blended smokey eye look, without complicating it too much.
Pic Courtesy: SheLookBook, Instagram/HungVanngo | Video: Youtube/NikkieTutorials