How to get a smoky eye look

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Smoky eyes are the hottest look in makeup.

There is no need to go out and purchase expensive mascaras and eyeshadow. L’oreal has an awesome line called HIP or if you got the mula, use MAC. You can achieve this look by using a dark tone shadow blended with medium tone blended with a light tone. Smoky eyes usually are deeper richer colors such as blues, blacks, greys, purples, green. The key is BLENDING!
***Tip Do your eyes first, then your foundation. This will keep any loose shadow from falling onto your face. So you won’t have to do your makeup all over again.
Time Required: About 5 minutes

What You Need:

  • Eye primer or powder foundation to prep your eyelids.
  • 3 Shadows: One light, medium, dark
  • Eyeliner 
  • Makeup brushes or Q-tip
  • Mascara

Here’s How:

  1. Prep the lid. Make sure you prime or powder your lids before beginning. It helps keep your eyeshadow on longer
  2. Apply eyeliner. If you want a more blended look, you can smudge your eyeliner with a smudge brush or a Q-tip. Or if you want a cat eyed look just use liquid eyeliner after you apply your pencil liner.
  3. Line your bottom lash. You can use the darker shade to get a smudge effect or use a pencil liner. But don’t line the inner corner with the dark shadow. Use the lighter shade for the inner corner to get a highlight effect. It will make your eyes appear larger.
  4. Apply light base color This will give your eyes depth. Remember light, medium and then dark shadow
  5. Blend in the medium tone. Start where your eyebrows are at the inner corner and blend right above the crease.
  6. Blend in dark tone. Start at the outer corner of your eye about halfway of the lid but do not go above the crease. 
  7. BLEND SOME MORE Blend the colors together so that there are no hard lines.
  8. Make sure both eyes match. Instead of doing one eye at a time, I do both at the same time.
  9. Finish with mascara. Remember to curl your lashes! It gives you that alluring, come hither look. Or put on some individual false lashes, or a full strip.


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