Reader Request Week: How To: Pink Smokey Eye for Prom

All week I'm sharing posts that YOU, my wonderful readers, have requested.
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you got an early peep!
Today is a requested affordable pink smokey eye for a reader's daughter's prom.
Also, from Shea who wanted a beauty look.

T O O L S:
  • Eyelid Primer (I used ELF, $1)
  • Wet N Wild palette in I'm Getting Sunburned ($2.99, drugstores, online)
  • WOW Mascara from Rimmel ($3, drugstores, online)
  • Flat, pencil, fluffy, smudge brushes (Mine are from ELF and Coastal Scents, $2-3)
    • Optional: 
    • Wet N Wild palette in Walking on Eggshells (to use as highlight/under brow)
    • Lash curler (mine's from Shu Uemera, but there are plenty of excellent cheap ones)
    • False lashes

M E T H O D:
  • DISCLAIMER: I'm only able to take pics for the blog at night, so my pictures never show the true color, no matter what I do. The pink doesn't show up as pretty as it is, not does the smokey eye. ARGH! Help? Tips?
  • To keep color on lids all night at prom, use an eye lid primer.
  • Pat the shiny pinky/purply shade from the I'm Getting Sunburned palette all over lid with a flat brush.
  • Using a pencil brush, dip in the brown glittery shade, and make a sideways V in the outer corner.
  • Blend the brown using a fluffy brush.
  • Dip the smudge brush into the brown and smudge under lower lashes. Use what's remaining on the brush on the upper lid. Blend the upper lid smudge with a fluffy brush.
  • Curl lashes and apply as many coats of mascara as desired.

T I P S:
  • No brushes? Pat the pink shadow on with your finger. Use the pointy edge of these cotton swabs to apply the brown shade in a V-shape. Blend with cotton swabs or finger.
  • Use the lightest shade in the Wet N Wild palette Walking on Eggshells to highlight inner corners and under brow. Take the darkest brown shade to blend between the sparkly dark brown and the pink, if needed.
  • No eye lash curler (you seriously need one!)? Run a spoon under hot water and use it to curl your lashes.

Any personal questions for Elle Sees? Let me know, below.



  1. Ok, so I bought a new mascara and I HATE it!!!!! My lashes are long, so I bought volumizing mascara. The product is so freakin heavy that it way my poor lashes down and ruins the curl.

    I just thought you should know that :(

  2. I LOVE this take on the smokey eye - so gorgeous! :)

  3. That WetnWild palette looks pretty kick-a$$...Imma gonna look for that one:)

  4. Nice advices!!! Great blog!
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  5. This is really pretty---- even if you are frustrated with the photos!

  6. Great tips! I think your eyes still look gorgeous even if you didn't think the pictures were great.

  7. nice

  8. What a beautiful look! I love it!

  9. nice tips! I like this smokey eye color!


  10. That's a perfect prom eye look!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  11. Great minds think alike- I'm actually wearing a bit of a pink smokey eye today! :)


  12. Gorgeous! A pink eye is hard to pull off!

    Hope you're having a great week, love :) xoxo

  13. Super pretty. I am terrible when it comes to smokey eyes or color benefit the eye.

  14. ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thx again

  15. Great tutorial Elle - I love the colors together!

    Hmm perhaps you can saturate the colors with a photo editing app to make your colors pop!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  16. Yay, thanks Elle for the beauty post! You know how I love these. I may be about a decade too old for prom, but you can bet I'll still be trying out this pretty eye look!

  17. never tried a pink smokey eye but yours is so pretty


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