John Mayer Gifts The Internet With A Smoky Eye Tutorial

John Mayer might be the next big beauty blogger in the making. He’s get his skincare routine down to a science, but his smoky eye could use a little run.

Early Monday morning, the “Gravity” singer shared his makeup skills with the world via his Instagram story, depicting his followers his version of a smoky eye makeup tutorial.

Using a Chanel eyeshadow palette, which he explained he bought for “color research, ” Mayer got to work using merely his thumbs and the small sponge-tipped applicators that come in most palettes.

“You find a lot of tutorials indicating you what brushes you need to have, mixing brushes and stuff. I truly believe all you need are the ones that come with them, ” he told. Mayer also noted he was applying the makeup from memory, as he said he threw out the instructions that were included with the product.

Things started off pretty well 😛 TAGEND


As he was swiping a copper shade across his lids, Mayer added some important commentary: “Now this is where guys get it incorrect. They go too heavy. Notice how I’m already impressing you with my light touch, ” he said.

“Now remember as we go for the second coloring, your eyeball is round, ” he added. “Don’t forgotten your eyeball is round. You want to accentuate the roundness of your eyeballs.”


Mayer’s final appear was pretty dramatic, devoting us less Cara Delevingne on the red carpet at Cannes, more Ursula from “The Little Mermaid.” Mayer acknowledged he didn’t quite nail it, but he devoted it his all.( Fans on Twitter were loving it .)

“That’s what matters, ” he said.


Naturally, he finished things off with a makeup-free selfie.


We’ll admit, we were pretty impressed with Mayer’s unconventional application technique and attention to detail. But just in case he wants to work on perfecting his smoky eye, we thought we’d leave this helpful tutorial right here:

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