4 steps to the perfect smokey eye

Updated: Jan 31, 2019

There's a reason why the classic smokey eye is a timeless look. It always looks special for a night out or special occasio. An eye shadow palette with three different shades and a simple eyeliner are all you need to create this sultry yet sophisticated look.


1. Take a light-colored eye shadow and apply it all over your lid. Start at the lash line and go all the way up past your crease to right under the eyebrow.

2. Take a deeper shade and apply it your crease as well as to the outer "V" of your eye.

3. Apply the darkest shade to your lash line.

4. Line the rims of your eyes with a light liner — try a purple if you're feeling bold — and gently smudge it.


Pro tip: Have you ever heard that those with small eyes shouldn't try a smokey look? well guess what? It’s a myth! In fact, it can actually make them look bigger when done correctly.




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