Wednesday, February 24, 2010

3 Steps to Smoky Perfection:

Everybody wants the perfect smoky eye, but nobody wants to spend twenty minutes doing it, so here is a quick, easy way to get a perfect smoky eye:

Step 1- Lining
Run a creamy black pencil around the inner rim of your eyes. Wedge into upper and lower lashes, and don't be afraid to get messy--you're just going to blend it out anyways.

Step 2- Blending
Use your finger or a makeup sponge to gently blend outward.

Step 3- Shadow
Smudge black eyeshadow from the eyeliner to your crease. Use a shimmery gray shadow to sweep on crease and extend a little beyond. The more you blend, the better!

Products to Use:

Creamy Eyeliner-Urban Decay Ink for Eyes is extremely blendable, glides on smoothly, and stays on all day. I like the shade "Zero". I swear it is one of the blackest blacks I've ever used.

Smoky Shadow- Shimmer Smudge Pots are great if you can handle a cream eyeshadow. The shades "Black" and "Black Cat" would be perfect for this look, but if you don't think you can use a cream shadow, stick with the Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow. The shades "Must Have", a matte black, and "Black Flame", a shimmery gray, are great for doing a smoky eye.

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