Smokey eyes in five!

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

They say that the eyes are the win­dows to the soul but for­get about all the soul search­ing and try a wickedly wild look that ap­peals more to your dev­il­ish side.

Some peo­ple steer clear of darker eyes for fear of trip­ping into Goth ter­ri­tory or worry that it might look too se­vere.

But there are lots of dif­fer­ent ways to achieve a fan­tas­tic smokey eye look.

You can add colour, lashes, sparkle, you name it, but the clas­sic smokey eye is ac­tu­ally sim­ple and quick to achieve.

I al­ways start by prim­ing the eyes with a base. Stay Don’t Stray by Ben­e­fit is great for get­ting the job done so ap­ply a thin layer to your lids and blend up to your brow bone.

Next, take a soft eye pen­cil. You can use dark grey, navy, black or dark brown and ba­si­cally draw it all over your eye­lid and into the crease of your eye, then con­tinue it along the bot­tom lash line. You don’t need to be too pre­cise or neat, just work it in and blend it with your fin­ger.

Next take an eye­shadow of your choice, but sim­i­lar in colour to the liner, and press it on to the liner that you’ve ap­plied us­ing a firm flat brush.

If you’re new to this, don’t opt for any­thing too matt. In­stead, pick a softer shadow.

You can’t go wrong with any of Ur­ban De­cay’s shad­ows as they blend so easily. Now blend away the un­tidy edges us­ing a softer fluffy blend­ing brush. I love the Real Tech­niques brushes. They are great qual­ity, af­ford­able and are avail­able at Su­per­drug.

Once you have fin­ished pow­der­ing your eyes, use a strong black pen­cil along the top and bot­tom lash line for ex­tra depth to the look and fin­ish with lash­ings and lash­ings of mas­cara.

Prac­tice makes per­fect when it comes to cre­at­ing great smokey eyes but it’s not as tricky as you think, prom­ise.

And be­fore long you will be flash­ing come hither looks to all and sundry as you chan­nel your in­ner minx.

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