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Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Perfecting the smoky eye is not limited to makeup fiends and artists alike, but to anyone with the correct tools and a little know-how. Whether you’ve got a big concert or a fancy gala to attend, creating a smoky eye can add a bit of sophisticated drama to your look. It may look complicated but creating a smokey eye can be pretty simple. Learn to apply both a classic and dramatic smoky eye with these fast and easy steps.

Step 1. First, apply a creamy concealer onto your eyelid. This creates a smooth canvas for your eye shadow to stick to.
Step 2. Now, sweep a pressed powder over your entire eyelid to minimize eye shadow creasing.
Step 3. Take a black eye pencil and trace your top lash line from the inner corner to the outer. Then, use the same pencil to line your lower lashes.
Step 4. Choose your eyeshadow colors. Any color can be used to create a smoky eye, although you will need at least three shades of a similar hue. The classic smoky eye is created with black or gray, but bronze and brown are also commonly used. To create the classic charcoal look, you start by sweeping the lightest colour shadow across your entire lid.
Step 5. Now take the medium shade and start to blend it from halfway across your eyelid. Always blend your shadow upward and outward into the crease of your eyelid.
Step 6. Using a fluffy blending brush, sweep the darkest shade into the outer corner of the eye and the crease to create a dark, intense shadow for the ultimate smokey appeal.
Step 7. Highlight your angles and create contrast by dusting a small amount of the lighter shadow over your brow bone.
Step 8. To balance the intensity of your upper lid, take the darkest shade and sweep a little just under your eye close to your bottom lash line.
Step 9. Now it’s time to blend, blend, blend. Use your brush to blend your shadow and buff out harsh lines, working towards the outer corner of your eye.
Step 10. Finish off the look with False Lashes for intense, jet black lashes.

There you have it!

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