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Applying Smoky Eye Makeup

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How can I get a smoky eye look?

Applying Smoky Eye Makeup

Smoky eye makeup continues to be very fashionable this fall. The use of dark eye makeup creates a dramatic look that is ideal for evening. By following these simple beauty tips, you can easily create a fetching smoky eye.

Prep your lids.
To make sure that your eye makeup doesn't crease, melt or fade, apply an eye shadow base or primer over the entire area from eyelash line to brow bone.

Line your eyes.
Before you put on eye shadow, apply your eyeliner. Choose a black, gray, dark blue or deep purple eyeliner. Liquid liners work well, however, you can also use kohl pencil. Line just above your upper lash line, making the line slightly thicker in the center.

Next line your lower lashes. Use a lighter eyeliner than you used on top. Jewel-tone plums, greens and sapphires are great choices. Powder liners and pencils work beautifully on the lower lashes. You can even use wet eyeshadow instead of liner if you prefer. Smudge the eyeliner for a smoky effect.

Apply the shadow.
Apply a light base color, such as gray, pale blue or lavender to your eyelid, stopping at the crease.

Blend a darker color into the crease of the eye. Then, use an eye shadow brush to apply the same color along your lash line, softening the eyeliner. Use your brush to blend the dark color upwards toward the crease.

The amount of dark color you apply is up to you. The darker you go, the more smoky and dramatic your eyes will look. Use a cotton swab to touch up your eye makeup and blend the color to ensure both eyes look the same.

Finish with mascara.
Curl your eyelashes using an eyelash curler. Apply one coat of black, lengthening mascara. Wait two minutes, then curl your lashes again. Finish with a final coat of mascara.

Keep the rest of your makeup simple.
Don't take away from your dramatic smoky eye makeup by using distracting cheek and lip color. Apply a rose or peach blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend up and out. Keep your lips light but glossy.



11/3/2007 6:47:13 PM
Mary said:

This tip really did help me out,I've been trying to getthe smoky eye for months now and never could until I follow the easy step by step guide.I only wish they had pictures so you could get a better ideal of of how the outcome of how it looks other than that it was very helpful Thanxs:)

4/20/2008 2:00:37 PM
secret make up lover said:

Good tip I love make-up I will try using it for my eye make-up thanx

8/21/2008 12:46:00 PM
cherry J. said:

what is the best eyepencil - mine never stays on

6/1/2009 6:44:25 PM
Kelly said:

Thx! that really helped me a lot, before i wasent always sure what 2 use but now i no what 2 use on a daily bases! Great help!

6/1/2009 6:44:51 PM
Kelly said:

Thx! that really helped me a lot, before i wasent always sure what 2 use but now i no what 2 use on a daily bases! Great help!

7/15/2010 10:26:44 PM
robyn d. said:

amazing thnx for the tip


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