The smokey eye has been a top beauty trend for a while now. Although we’ve covered this high-impact look before, this month’s grunge-inspired feature, Alternative Nation, showcases it in unexpected blue shades. Want to get the look? Just follow makeup artist Katelyn Simkins’ step-by-step video guide on how to create a flawless smokey eye for spring.

Beauty: How to Create a Smokey Eye from 5280 on Vimeo.

Here are some of Simkins’ favorite products for creating a smokey eye:

Tarte clean slate 360 degree ceaseless 12 hour smoothing eye primer

Make Up For Ever PK39A navy eyeshadow and “aqua black” black creme liner

MAC shadow in colors grey stone, wonderful, felt blue, and electra

Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Ransom

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Georgia Alexia Benjou
Georgia Alexia Benjou
Georgia Alexia Benjou is a Denver-based writer.
Jerilyn Forsythe
Jerilyn Forsythe
Jerilyn Forsythe is a freelance writer and editor, and 5280's former digital associate editor. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter @jlforsyt.