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3-Step Smokey Eyes for the Makeup Newbie

 

A classic for ladies of all ages, the smokey eye is something that’s surprisingly easy to do but takes for-EVER to perfect. Lucky for you, you’ve got us to help you out!

STEP ONE:

Use a fluffy brush to apply your base shade all over your lid. In the photo below, our model used a shade that’s similar to the shadow on her crease.

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You can choose any shade that you want, a smokey eye doesn’t have to be just black or brown!

STEP TWO:

Use a flat brush to apply a shadow 3-4 shades darker (or a shadow in a contrasting color!) on the outer V of your eye.

Optional: Disperse the color upwards and along your crease with the same fluffy brush used earlier.

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If you want a more intense look, blend less; for a softer look, blend more.

STEP THREE:

Finish off your look with your favorite liner and/or mascara. Our model just has mascara on.

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Less is more sometimes.

How’d you fare? Let us know by posting your look and using the hashtag #beautybytes!

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