Dramatic Smoky Eye Effect

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Step 1: Choose a soft, brown eye pencil which can be easily smudged and blended when applied. After you have sharpened the pencil, outline your upper and lower lash lines. Start applying the brown pencil at the inner corner of your eyelid and move towards the outer edge of your eyelid.

If you find it difficult to hold up your hand in the air while applying the pencil, then you can place your finger on your cheek bone so that you can get enough support and create the lines more accurately.

Step 2: Apply dark brown eyeshadow across the entire lid from the lash line to just above the crease. Use light shades to highlight the corners.

Step 3: Grab a smudging brush to help you apply dark bronze shadow on your eyelid. Lightly sweep the brush from side to side for a smoky, sultry look. When applying intense pigment, try to concentrate on your inner and outer corners of your eyes to pop up the final look. If you want to intensify the color, repeat with more shadow on top.

Step 4: Gently smudge the brown lines with a fluffy brush in a circular motion. Don’t focus on this part being perfect but do make sure that you blend the colours nicely so there are no harsh lines or edges.

Step 5: Chances are you may have mess up a time or two, so use a Q-tip to clean up any imperfections.

Step 6: Next, take a small makeup brush and outline your lower lash line with a dust of dark brown shadow. You can blow on the brush after dipping it into the shadow to ensure you won’t ruin your eye makeup with unwanted shadow dust.

Step 7: Do not forget to lightly blend the colours together – that’s the secret to any flawless smoky eye look.

Step 8: Last but not least, add several coats of your long-lasting mascara to wrap up the final smoky eyeshadow effect.

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