I once heard a makeup pro grumble about what really constitutes a smoky eye: a smoke effect, obviously. Yet I find myself wondering whether there has to be smoke to call the overall look smoky.
Take the above photo, which I found down that rabbit hole we like to call Pinterest. It was on someone's "Smoky Eyes" board. I dithered, then pinned it on my "Makeup_Eye Liner" board, having decided it's an exaggerated, rounded cat-eye variation. But I'm still waffling!
According to the artist I mentioned at the top of the post (I'd include a name if I could remember who it was -- the convo was years ago), a smoky eye is concentrated colour fading out from the lashlines. Makes sense, right?
But can the term not encompass a look that gives the general idea?
Would you call this a smoky eye? And if you're a smoky-eye purist, what would you call this an eyeliner look instead?