How do you apply smoky eye makeup?


Quick Answer

To apply smoky eye makeup, prime the eyelids, apply dark eyeliner, apply light eye shadow, then define the creases with darker shadow, and apply mascara. This 10-minute procedure requires a mirror, eyelid primer, dark eyeliner, several shades of eye shadow, eye shadow brushes, an eyelash curler and mascara.

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  1. Prime the eyelids

    Close one eye, pat a tiny dab of eyelid primer over the lid, and blend it with a fingertip. Give the primer 10 seconds to dry, then open the eye, and prime the other lid.

  2. Line the eyes

    Apply dark eyeliner along the upper lash lines, making the middle of the line thicker than the ends. Then draw a thin line along the lower lash lines, and smudge it with a fingertip.

  3. Apply light eye shadow

    Dip a fluffy brush into a light eye shadow, and apply it over the eyelids. Blend it up towards the eyebrows.

  4. Contour the creases

    Apply dark eye shadow to the outer corners of the eyelids, and blend it into the creases. Use a light hand, and apply the shadow gradually to avoid using too much.

  5. Apply mascara

    Curl the upper lashes, and apply a coat of black mascara. Wait 60 seconds, then apply a second coat.

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