Beauty, Makeup Tips

2 Minute Smoky Eye

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m super excited to have a special guest on the blog today, my good friend Ting! You might remember seeing some of her amazing makeup work on the blog (like here and here) and how she helped me create so many different looks back during fashion week here. She has so many amazing tips and tricks and I’m constantly asking her for her beauty tips and secrets. Then, it dawned on me! Why not bring her into the office to pick her brain and shoot her at the same time?

The first tutorial we’re starting with is the 2 Minute Smoky Eye. It’s super easy and seriously only takes 2 minutes – we timed her! Scroll down to read the step-by-step process including all of the products used to achieve this look. It’s the perfect answer for those days that you hit the snooze button one too many times but still want to look a little sultry – we’ve all been there. 😉 

Step 1 – Using the Urban Decay Naked 1, apply the color Half Baked, which is a gorgeous light gold color all over the lid using a brush like this one here.

Step 2 – Then, apply the color bronzey-copper shade Smog on the outer lid and outer crease area with a brush like this.

Step 3 – Apply the color Dark Horse, which is a subtle metallic brown on the outer lid and on top of the color Smog.

Step 4 – Apply the color Dark Horse on the lower lid (on the outer lower lash line) with a brush like this to really define your eyes. 

Step 5 – Apply some eyeliner on the upper lid and on the lower waterline. (You can choose any kind of eyeliner, but Ting used a liquid waterproof eyeliner from Stila- see it here!) 

Step 6 – (Optional) Apply some false eyelashes. Ting is a professional, so applying false lashes took her, like, .2 seconds. (Would you guys like to read about some of Ting’s tips for false eyelashes? Let me know below!) 

Et voilá! The perfect two-minute smoky eye. Although Ting used brushes for the tutorial, you can easily use your fingers as well! And if you don’t have the Naked 1 palette, check out this one here that has similar colors!

 What do you guys think about this tutorial?  Let me know in the comments down below! 



  • Colleen says:

    Fantastic tips, and it looks great! ❤️

  • Sam says:

    This look is so pretty! Cant wait to try. Would love to see more tips from Ting!

  • Abbie says:

    Love this post! Never knew this look can be done with such simple steps. Thanks Ting!

  • Ashley says:

    This is so pretty!! Great tips 🙂

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Brooke Alexa says:

    Gorgeous! I love the false lashes.


  • chichi says:

    i have been lately obsessed with the brown smokey eye and this looks perfect!

  • christy gao says:

    in 2 minute!? I NEED THIS!!! I love how she made this so simple and manageable!!! and its sooooo pretty!!! But i really dying to learn how to put on false eyelashes~ Please teach me!

  • Amy says:

    So pretty!! I’d love to learn more tips like these from Ting, especially the false lashes. They are so difficult for me, I always spend a ton of time applying them. Thanks for featuring this!

  • Shloka says:

    Oh my god! I love how she’s made the smokey eye so simple and so manageable! The next time I’m running out the door I’m going to try it!


  • I would love to read about tips for applying false eyelashes.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Chelsea says:

    Amazing eye dressing on such a beautiful girl<3
    I love Ting’s tutorial n tips!! Can't get enough of it
    Please feature her more on your blog~~~ I want to learn about her tips for natural looking make up and false eyelashes!!
    Thank you Chriselle 🙂

  • Paris says:

    Oh My God! Such a gorgeous look in just 2 short minutes!!! Love it ♡

  • Kay Nguyen says:

    Such a beautiful look! I can’t never do the smoky eye look without looking like a middle schooler trying to put on my mom’s makeup 🙁

  • Sujin says:

    This is so simple yet so gorgeous!! And yes I’d love to learn how to apply faux lashes as I just happened to purchase them the other day.

  • Jessie says:

    Such a gorgeous smokey eye makeup look, can’t believe it only take 2 minutes!!! Loving it !!!!

  • I love how simple this is, but how bold the look is as well! <3 Amazing~

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Ronana says:

    I wanna learn how to apply false lashes on !!!!!!
    so pretty=)

  • kelly says:

    Such a gorgeous look!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving this gorgeous makeup look! It’s perfect for a special event, especially for a night out! Those lashes are gorgeous! Loving how dramatic they look!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Vivian says:

    Loving Ting’s smokey eye~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • says:

    I was interested in learning the smoky eye look and I just bought some false lashes for the first time so a tutorial would be great!
    Thank you!

  • Cat says:

    Love this tutorial! Ting never disappoints with her work. Always so professional and beautiful.

  • Jessica X says:

    Love this look!! The tips are really helpful! Can you do a tutorial on how to apply false lashes?

    Thank you!

  • Keri says:

    Such a gorgeous makeup look!!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Caren says:

    How beautiful! I can’t wait to try this smoky eyes next on my next date night.
    Ok, ok, teach us the magic… Of course I’m super interested in applying a false lashes in 2 seconds!! It takes me like a lifetime to put mine on. And sometimes the lashes looks different one eye from the other. :/
    Please, more tutorials from Ting!!

  • Allie says:

    Oh my gosh, I’ve been looking everywhere for a quick smoky eye tutorial and this one is perfect 😍✨ The Naked palette is my fave!

  • sophie says:

    this step by step tutorial is so easy to follow, i cant wait to try it at home!

  • Anh-Thu says:

    This is so cool!!! Super beautiful <3

  • Elin says:

    This looks so pretty!! I love how subtle this smokey eye looks!

  • Kritsida says:

    Love this smoky look! & YES! Applying falsies is the death of me!
    x. kritsida

  • Jennifer says:

    Wow! Very simple and easy steps to follow. Great post as always. 🙂

  • Amy Griffin says:

    This is incredible, and yes, I totally want Ting’s tips for false eyelashes!

  • Lilsie says:

    Love it! Super fun and sexy! Can’t wait to try this look asap!

  • This is a great look! The black shadow looks deep and intense. Will definitely have to recreate xx

  • Laila says:

    Great tutorial!

    I checked out Ting’s website and she is very talented ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutey love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Vicki says:

    Looks beautiful! So shimmery and pretty!x

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    That magical smokey eye makeup touch … simply a sultry, subtle and beautiful look! 🙂

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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