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No Eyeliner Required: Smoky Eye
August 3, 2014, 12:33 pm

It’s probably safe to say that the smoky eye made its way into the Makeup Hall of Fame years ago. From classic, smouldering charcoal to a glowing jewel tone, there are so many directions you can take with this sultry look. Here is one way to create a classic smoky eye without picking up (or even glancing at) an eyeliner. You know what they say, where there’s smoke

Step 1. Apply matte foundation and cover up any blemishes or imperfections with concealer.

Step 2. Add some colour to your face by applying a peach or pink cheek stain along the cheekbone and blend in. Add some shimmer by applying highlighter to the apples of the cheeks.

Step 3. Using a flat shadow brush apply a black, cream-based shadow along the upper lash line to the middle of the lid — don’t hit the crease. Use a fluffy shadow brush to buff out the shadow to the crease. The shadow colour should look like a gradual increase in pigment and be darker along the lash line. A quick Tip: Apply some shadow to the root of your lashes to make sure there are no “bald spots” on the eye and that the area is completely covered.

Step 4. Apply black shadow to the corner of the lower lash line and buff the colour inward toward the middle of the lash line.

Step 5. Using a clean, fluffy crease brush, work a dark brown matte shadow in the outer crease of the eye. Lightly blend it toward the middle to make sure it blends seamlessly and there are no distinct lines.

Step 6. Dust the entire bottom lash line with the dark brown shadow.

Step 7. Line the lips with a natural-colored lip liner and swipe on a nude lip gloss.

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