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The Best How To Guide On The Perfect Smokey Eyes

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One of the most important things about doing your makeup is adding that all-important emphasis to your eyes. The right eye makeup can really help your eyes to stand out, whether it be for a night on the town, a day at the office or just a family get together. Many women are obsessed with the smoky eye look, but have trouble getting it just right. If you love to play around with makeup and you really want to master this sexy and glamorous look, here is the inside scoop on how you can go about it.

Preparing Your Eyes

One of the first things you will want to do before you start doing your makeup is to be sure you are starting with a clean canvas. This means that you will want to wash your entire face with some exfoliating scrub and pat it dry. You will want to apply your foundation before you start working on your eye makeup because applying foundation to your face and trying to avoid your eyes can be difficult. Once you’ve got the foundation applied, you’re going to want to use an eye makeup primer on your eyelids to ensure your makeup stays in place. One of the best primers for this purpose is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, however Kat Von D Cosmetics has a similar product that comes in a smoky shade, perfect for setting the stage for the smoky eye look. Regardless of the primer you choose, you’ll need to apply it all over your eyelids and anywhere you plan to apply makeup.

Creating the Smoky Eye

Once you’ve got your primer applied to your eyelids, you’re going to want to start out by applying your base color to your eyelids. Most commonly, a grey or a black eye shadow will be used on the lid as the base color. If you choose to use both grey and black, you can use a blending brush to blend the colors together seamlessly. You can then use the color of your choice on your brow bone. Most people use a nude or a natural color, but bronze or jewel tones can also look great. After you’ve applied the shadow, you will want to take an eyeliner brush and use it to sweep some black eyeliner on your top lash line. You can wing it out to give your eyes a more sexy and glamorous look. You’ll want to apply black eyeliner to the bottom water line too and if you want to, you can smudge it, or follow over it with a dusting of black shadow to smoke it out. Finally, apply some mascara or false lashes to complete the look and you’re good to go!

Smokey eyes are always in style and if you’ve wanted to rock them, but didn’t know how to get the look before, you do now. Follow these instructions to get the perfect smoky eye look for anytime, anywhere. You’ll look sexy and glam and will have mastered a new makeup look.


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