If all your best attempts at smoky eyes left you looking like more like a panda than a person—remain calm. Grab your makeup and a mirror, and press play on one of these six tutorials from top beauty bloggers. Above all, remember: blending is key.
Hill calls this tutorial a “smoky cat eye for dummies,” which means even beginners can nail the look. Pro tip: you’ll need a lot of translucent powder to catch any shadow fall-out.
Eldridge relies on an arsenal of super-luxe Armani and Chanel beauty products for this tutorial, but you can get the same result with drugstore dupes.
Kattan used a Too Faced palette of shimmery brows and vanilla shades—plus black liner—to get this natural smoky eye.
This super-detailed tutorial results in a more dramatic take on a winged-out smoky look.
If you have hooded eyes, this is the tutorial for you. Yong explains how to tweak the basic technique to work best for your eye shape.
Panosian paired an inky black cat-eye with a blend of black and brown shadows.