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Like a faithful little black dress, the smoky eye is a beauty classic that never dates. Here, celebrity make up pro Daniel Sandler shows you how to work the winning formula in four easy steps.
Apply a dark eyeshadow over your entire eyelid, blending it up and out towards the outer edges (hint: a slightly shimmery texture looks sexier and will be easier to blend). For a true "air-brushed" effect, use a cotton bud to soften hard edges.
Using a dark eyeliner pencil, thinly line eyes close to your upper and lower lashes, from the inner eye corner to the outer edge and back again, for a smooth finish. For added drama, line the inside of your eyes with a pencil in black, grey or brown (if you find these colours too severe, try a dark blue or dark green).
Smudge the pencil line and intensify if necessary by repeating step two. For a slightly "slept in" look, use a smudger brush to soften the line.
Curl lashes and apply glossy black mascara, making sure you apply to the inner and outer lashes to really open up your eyes.
Dark eyeshadow: Maybelline Expert Wear Mono Eyeshadow in Black Metal
Step-by-step smoky eyeshadow kit: Benefit Smokin' Eyes Kit
Eye pencil in green: 17 Perfect Definition Eyeliner in Emerald Green
Mascara: Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara
Eye smudger: No7 Smokey Eyeliner Brush
Eyelash curler: Models Own Eyelash Curler
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