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Makeup Tip: How to Create the
"Smokey Eyes" Effect

Want sexy, smokey eyes? All it takes is seven simple steps and some guidance.

Sexy, smoldering eyes glam up any event. And they are not only reserved to Hollywood's A-Listers. If you know how, you can achieve this look at home, without the need for a professional beauty therapist and all it takes is five minutes.

When it comes to smokey eyes, the main key to bear in mind is to blend, blend, blend. Follow this quick guide to help you get those smoldering eyes.

You will need:

  • Three different shades of an eye shadow of your choice. One dark, one medium and one lighter shade of the same colour.
  • Eyeliner (either black or brown)
  • Mascara (either black or brown)
  • A good quality eye shadow brush
  • Translucent powder

Step 1
Before applying the eye shadow, make sure your eyelids do not contain any oil or residue. And, just to be on the safe side, dust the eyelid with a little translucent base powder before applying the makeup.

Step 2
Starting at the inner corner of the upper lid, line the eye using your eyeliner just above the lash line. Make sure you line the other eye exactly the same.

Step 3
Apply the lightest shade of eye shadow or highlighter just under the eyebrow, across the brow bone. Dust over the full lid once you're done. Don't forget the other side.

Step 4
Using the medium-toned shade, apply the eye shadow to the upper portion of the eyelid. Start at the lash line and work your way upwards to the crease of the eye. Remember to blend, blend, blend.

Step 5
Using the darkest shade of eye shadow, apply the shade to the eyelid, starting at the outer most corner of the upper lid. Slowly blend the shade to about the middle of the eyelid. When you're done, blend the shade into the medium shade.

Step 6
To intensify the smokey-eye effect, you can add some eyeliner to the lower eyelid, making sure to not go under the eye line.

Step 7
Next apply mascara to create brighter eyes.

You're done.

Author: Dimi Ingle
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