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Style Tips and Tricks: The Perfect Smokey Eye

By Stella Ibru 13 July 2017   |   2:00 am

The smokey eye is the perfect  simple way to make your eyes pop and stand out, on a night out. Different colours and shades could be used to achieve this look depending on what looks best on you.

Follow steps achieve the perfect look.

Step 1: Apply some eye liner on your upper and lower lid. For the upper lid, make a thin line by staying as close to the eyelashes as possible. To make your eye appear slightly bigger, extend the eyeliner beyond your eye and give it a slight curve upward. For underneath the eye.

Step 2: Use a gray or silver color for the inner and lower part of your lid.You can also put some on the bottom, inner part of your eye. Always use a lighter color for this section of your eye when doing your eye-shadow.

Step 3: Use a neutral color for your eyelid above the crease and brush from the inside outward. Also brush up into your eyebrow.

Step 4: Now to create the  dramatic look, use a black or dark gray eye-shadow, brush along your crease, from where your eyeliner ends into the middle of your eyelid. Put some black shadow along your eyeliner for a bolder look.  Put some eye-shadow on the lower part of your eye, starting from the outside of the lid, working inwards.

Step 5: Now its time to blend this look together. Use a gray, or pale purple, Blend above your crease and outside of all the areas where you placed your black. Continue to blend along the bottom part of your eye.

Step 6: Put on your mascara. Some like to put it on before, however I would advice to apply  the mascara last as eye-shadow can get stuck in your eyes.

Here is a list of products that you could use to achieve this look:

1. Maybelline "Define-A-Line" soft black

2. L'oreal paris "106 Boudoir Charme"

3. Maybelline “Expert Wear” Chai Latte

4. Mac "Black Tied" and "Flirty Number"

5. Maybelline "Define-A-Lash"Very Black.



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