How to Use Your Eyeshadow for a Smoky Eyeliner Look

Ohhh, eye liner. A love-hate relationship. Eyeliner can accentuate the eyes and allow creativity but can sometimes be difficult to apply. It is easy to run into issues when applying eye liner in a traditional sense with either an ink pen or a pencil applicator. Nonetheless, if you are tired of wiping off and reapplying your gel eyeliner two or three times every morning—try using eyeshadow as eyeliner! Follow the steps below if you want to create a smoky eye with the PÜR On Point Thursday Palette as an eyeliner option for an effortless look.


Step 1: Prime the Eyes


Do not skip this step! Priming your eyes is basically the glue that will help make your eyeshadow last longer on your eyelids. The HydraGel Lift Under Eye Perfecting Primer is an all-purpose, cooling eye primer that hydrates the lid and under eye area for an instant brighter, firmer, lifted look while blurring imperfections. Apply directly to the eyelid and under eye for a flawless application.

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**Tip: If you do not have access to an eyeshadow primer, the 4-in-1 Sculpting Concealer can work as a substitute. Apply the concealer on the eyelid as you would an eye primer, but do not set with powder. The tackiness from the concealer can help your eyeshadow adhere to your eyes for a longer wear time.


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Step 2: Go in with an All Over Color


Using the On Point: Thursday Eyeshadow Palette, apply the shade “Wine Time,” a light purple mauve shade, all over the lid. With a fluffy blending eyeshadow brush, go slightly over the crease but do not touch the brow bone. Use windshield wiper motions to ensure the eyeshadow has an even application over the lid and is fully blended. The eyeshadow should blend upwards on the eye and should not have any harsh lines.


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Step 3: Apply a Darker Shade in the Crease


Next, use the shade “Day Date,” a pinky mauve eyeshadow shade, in the crease of the eyelid. With a slightly smaller or more densely packed fluffy blending brush, use windshield wiper motions to apply “Day Date” only in the crease. This step will add depth and dimension to the eyeshadow look.


Step 4: Apply a Shimmer on the Lid


Apply the shade “Happy Hour,” a shimmery pink mauve, only on the lid. With a small, flat, packing brush, apply “Happy Hour” in a stamping/tapping motion to the lid. Make sure this shade does not go over the crease, as we want to ensure that “Day Date” is still visible. This eyeshadow should be applied in a semicircle shape with the flat side of the semicircle on your lash line.


**Tip: Spray your brush with Miracle Mist Hydrating Spray for more pigment in the shimmer before applying it to your lid.

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Step 5: Apply a Highlight Shade on the Brow Bone


With the same palette, use shade “Pampered,” a champagne shimmer, on the brow bone directly under the center/arch of the eyebrow and on the inner corner of the eye. With a small fluffy blending brush (such as the brush you used in step 3) lightly apply “Pampered” to highlight the brow bone and inner corner. This step can help give your eye a more lifted look.


Step 6: Create a Wing with Eyeshadow


Using the shade “Taxi Please,” a dark mauvy grey, on a small, angled brush, gently stamp the shade on the lash line. You may need to apply two to three layers to achieve the level of darkness you want for your eyeliner look. Once you have the “eyeliner” where you want it, flick the end out on the edge of your eyelid to create a wing.


**Tip: For a more glam eyeshadow look, use the shade “Friday Jr.” instead of “Taxi Please” to create a dark shimmery wing.


Step 7: Clean up the eyeshadow


For the final step of this look, you will need makeup remover and a Q-tip or a makeup wipe to clean any fallout or mistakes from the eyeshadow. Make sure you gently clean under the wing from step 6 to create a sharp line. This step helps your eyeshadow appear cleaner and more put together.