Beauty Lingo: “Smokey Eye” or “Smoky Eye”?

I have to admit: this is one I get mixed up on regularly. And if you’re someone who writes “smokey eye,” you’re definitely not alone. It makes sense: if you have the word “smoke,” just add a “y” to get “smokey.” Right?

Wrong. The proper way to spell it is “smoky eye,” even if it looks weird. Smoky means “emitting smoke” or “hazy” whereas smokey is slang for a police car or officers of the highway patrol. And we definitely aren’t thinking of the latter when we’re talking about a smoked-out eye!

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One Response to Beauty Lingo: “Smokey Eye” or “Smoky Eye”?

  1. sthobbie says:

    Ha I never would have thought of that, thanks for letting us know!

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