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Master the Perfect Smoky Eye: The Ultimate How-To!

6th Aug 2015

Creating the perfect smoky eye is probably one of the hardest makeup tricks to master. Between choosing the right eye shadow shades to pair together, to actually applying the entire look all the way down to the mascara, it isn’t an easy process. But we think that if you’re armed with the right makeup, the application comes so much easier!

First off, every good makeup look starts with a primer. Primers allow you to create an even base to apply your makeup, allowing it to last much longer and the colors to be more vibrant. This Revlon Eye Primer + Brightener gives you the base you need, while also illuminating your eye area for a bright look.

One of the hardest parts of mastering a smoky eye is knowing which colors to use and where to apply each shade. This Loreal Studio Secrets Eye Shadow Quad takes away all the guesswork, as it already has curated an expert quad palette of four shades from dark to light. It tells you which shade to apply where, and also has palettes for specific eye colors.

Once you’ve finished applying the eye shadow, it’s important to use a soft, pigmented eyeliner that can be easily smudged for the smoky effect. The Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Mechanical Pencil is ultra creamy and comes with a built-in smudger so it’s so easy to create a smoky effect plus, it’s mechanical, so you won’t ever need a sharpener.

Just as important as the eyes themselves are the eyebrows! You don’t want them to get lost, so define them with this Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Precise Shaping Pencil. Whether you want to just fill in some gaps or build up bold brows, the pencil easily applies natural looking color to your brows, and the triangle grooming brush allows you to blend and smooth the strokes so it looks like the real thing!

To finish off the look, you need to make a show-stopping statement with your lashes. The Revlon 3D Extreme Mascara is perfect for getting an extreme lash makeover with fullness, curl, and length. The gel is a lightweight formula while still being highly pigmented, so it doesn’t clump or flake. Plus, it has an exclusive bold impact brush to lift and separate even small hard to reach lashes.

Hopefully these tips will help you on your way of mastering the perfect smoky eye! Stay tuned for next week’s How-to Thursday for more makeup tips!

-xox BMB team