You may or may not have noticed, but the smoky eye is here to stay. Whether your smoky eye makeup features pops of colour or is more traditional, this look is considered a staple among makeup looks. Once you’ve learnt how to perfect a sexy smoky eye, the key is to learn how to style this iconic look with other aspects of your outfit and overall style.
In this article, let’s look at pairing your smoky eye look with signature dark nails. Yes, the colder, gloomy weather of winter may be behind us, but this makeup match up is still set to look hot for summer…
1. Essie Licorice
This jet-black nail colour is a long-time favourite of those in search of a sophisticated but edgy look to pair with smoky eyes. The colour is effortlessly chic and darkly delicious for a night out on the town. Combine this nail shade with a smoky eye created with the NYX Professional Makeup Avant Pop! Shadow Palette in Art Throb. This palette is packed with colourful eyeshadow shades to achieve dramatic smoky eyes with a flash of colour.
2. Essie Sexy Divide
If jet black is a little too black for your taste, then turn to Essie Sexy Divide for a softer approach to sporting dark nails. This rich, sultry plum with a touch of dazzle is perfect for an edgy look that complements a smoky eye created with a range of purples. Turn to the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche La Palette in Smoky Black for a selection of colours to create a classy smoky eye that matches your dark plum nails.
3. Essie Tribal Text-Styles
Not quite black, but close enough, the nail colour Essie Tribal Text-Styles lends a little boho chic to your look, spattered with specs of gold and crushed onyx. If you’re looking to stay true to your inner soul sister, this nail colour combined with a smoky eyeshadow look from either of the above palettes makes for a winning style accessory this summer.
Step out of your box and dare to be different with this edgy smoky eye and nail pairing – remember, things don’t have to be all peaches and cream to be stylish in the summer!