Step By Step Instructions: The Smokey Eye

Yesterday I had my makeup professionally done at an event I was covering and the artist blew me away. I had no idea how to accomplish the smokey eye look she opted for – so I did a little research and found step by step instructions on Cosmopolitan. Let’s get started!
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Pick a multi eye-shadow palette. Prime your lid by patting on regular foundation — it’ll form a base for your makeup to stick to. Dip the tip of a dampened makeup brush into the darkest shadow, and draw a line across your upper and lower lash lines.

Click on the continue reading link below to see the few steps it takes to achieve this look.

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Before the shadow dries, look up and blink—this marks a line on your skin in the creases, which you’ll want to fill up to with your contouring, medium shadow.

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Rub the softest color in your palette above the creases and up to the brow bones to highlight.
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Sweep the light, pearly shadow around the corners of your eyes to make them seem larger (you can even dust a little under your lower lashes to offset dark circles).

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Trace on one last layer of the darkest color as liner, and smudge it with your finger or a cotton swab for a blurred effect. For extra oomph, curl your lashes, and coat on the deepest, darkest mascara you can find.

Thanks to Cosmo for the great tip!!

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Comments

  1. Scruffy wrote:

    Wish you would have posted a pic of you after she did it.

    Posted 4.30.10

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