Mas­ter a sim­ple smoky eye

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A soft and sul­try eye shadow look is per­fect for a party, but it’s one many find tricky to per­fect. The thing to re­mem­ber is that it doesn’t have to be a 10-step process in­volv­ing sev­eral shades and end­less con­tour­ing. Here are two easy op­tions that don’t take hours:

Add a tiny amount of a dark cream eye shadow to 1

your fin­ger and smudge over eye­lids, con­cen­trat­ing on the outer edges. You can add depth by go­ing over the top with a pow­der shadow (in a co­or­di­nat­ing or slightly deeper shade) ap­plied with a brush, but it’s not es­sen­tial.

Use a shim­mer­ing shadow in a neu­tral shade all over 2 the eye­lid, then run a dark shadow or eye pen­cil along close to the lash line and use a cot­ton bud to gen­tly smudge un­til it’s softly blended.

Tones of brown or char­coal can be less se­vere and age­ing than black, while an eye shadow pal­ette with sev­eral shades sup­plied will help with se­lect­ing co­or­di­nat­ing colours, should you want to try us­ing more than one. Good qual­ity brushes can also as­sist with seam­less ap­pli­ca­tion – in par­tic­u­lar one with a small, dense head for adding colour to the lid, and a con­tour brush that blends edges seam­lessly and fits nicely into the crease of your eye socket.

Try: L’oréal Paris Par­adise Mas­cara, $24.95.

Revlon Colorstay Crème Eye­shadow in Co­gnac, $14.95. El­iz­a­beth Ar­den Eye­shadow Trio in Not So Nude, $28. MAC 224 Syn­thetic Ta­pered Blend­ing Brush, $58.

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