by Sian Bitner Kearney:
Whether you’re stepping up your makeup look for a special occasion or just looking for an extra pop of sex appeal for date night, we’ve got the 411 on how to create the perfect smokey eye in just eight quick and easy steps. Before we begin, here’s the recommended tools you’ll need, all from one of our favorite beauty companies, Urban Decay:
- Urban Decay’s Shadow Primer Potion
- Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in the shade, “Perversion”
- Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in three shades; “Sidecar”, “Snare”, and “Desperation”
- Urban Decay’s Good Karma Shadow Brush, Good Karma Crease Brush, and Good Karma Blending Brush
- Urban Decay’s Big Fatty Mascara Now that you’re fully armed with your beauty tools, here are the steps to perfect that smokey eye.
Step 1 Use the shadow primer to prime both eyelids. Apply a small amount to corners and just under lower lashline.
Step 2 Use the Glide-On Eye Pencil and sweep a medium line across the upper and lower lashlines slightly winging the pencil up and out at the corners. Smudge the liner slightly with a brush or cotton swab.
Step 3 Using the Good Karma Shadow Brush, sweep the color “Sidecar” across the entire lid.
Step 4 Using the Good Karma Crease Brush, use the color “Snare” and blend from the middle of your eyelids to the corners always blending upward and into the crease of your lid.
Step 5 Using the Good Karma Blending Brush, take the color “Desperation” and sweep into the creases and outer corners of the eye. Also sweep a small amount of the shade just under the lashline.
Step 6 For highlighting, once again use the Shadow brush to sweep the shade “Sidecar” across the brow bone and inner corners of the eye.
Step 7 Now take the blending brush, remove excess shadow first, and then use the brush to blend the three shades together, erasing any harsh or obvious lines.
Step 8 Finish the look with several coats of Big Fatty Mascara Pair this look with your favorite holiday party dress or give it rock n roll edge with a great pair of skinny jeans and black motorcycle boots.
Either way, your eyes will be commanding the attention in the room from the moment you walk in!
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