the dark and smoky eye
The true strength of the smoky eye doesn’t lie in recreating that perfect precision you’ve seen on Instagram. All eyes are different, so get to understand yours and adapt your technique accordingly – think about colour, texture and shape. If black feels too harsh, opt for mocha, chestnut or concrete tones. If you’re worrying about
creasing, use an eye primer to smooth out lines and stick to long-wear powders and creams. Shape is key: look straight ahead in the mirror – the top of your smoke should sit just above the crease of your eyelid, but not too close to the brow, and should frame and define your natural socket line. Remember: diffused edges are
more flattering, and a wing shape is lifting, too.
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