Smokey Eyes 101 -

Smokey Eyes 101

Can't master the sultry, "smokey eye" look? America Now's beauty expert, Jessica Metivier, has tips that can help! 

"Since we'll be using darker shadows, I like to do the eyes first, to avoid any color falling onto a beautifully made-up face," says Jessica. "Priming the lids is going to help your make-up go on smoother, it'll make it last longer, and it will prevent creasing." 

After prepping the lids with a cream shadow or primer, sweep a neutral shimmery shadow from lash line to crease. Next, use a Kohl eye pencil and line as close to the top lash line as possible. (A Kohl pencil is a lot softer than a hard pencil, and it's smudges a lot easier.)

Using an angled brush, smudge up and out. This is the lightest version of a "smokey" eye. Apply black shadow to the outer corner and bring it just into the crease, blending well. Then take a blending brush and use a brown shadow to soften and blend into the crease.

For a slightly sexier appeal, highlight the brow bone with vanilla-toned eye shadow.

Still want more? Take your black eyeliner and work into the upper and lower rim of the eyes. This adds that extra pop of drama to take your smokey eye to the top!

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