- First, I am using the Bobbi Brown Shadow Stick in Bark to draw out the shape of the smoky eye. This serves as the base of the smoky eye. Don't worry about being too precise here.
- Using your finger, blend out the shadow stick. You don't want any harsh lines.
- Using the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, use the shade "Buzz" and pat it all over the lid and over the shadow stick applied in step 1. As you can see, applying the shadow over the bare lid and the shadow stick makes it seem like you've used more than one eyeshadow!
- To add even more dimension, use a pure rose gold color (I'm using "Trick") and pat onto the center of your lid.
- Add a light, shimmery color on the inner corners of your eyes to open your eyes up. I'm using "Dust".
- To help blend the edges a bit, I'm using "Limit" as a transition color. Any mid-tone taupe/brown color would work for this part.
- Apply black pencil eyeliner on your top lashline. I'm using this one by It Cosmetics.
- Using an angled brush, smudge the eyeliner for a smokier effect.
- Apply mascara. This is the mascara I've been using a lot lately.
- Apply the blush color of your choice. I'm keeping it in the rose gold family, and I'm using NARS Deep Throat.
- Keep your lips a neutral color. I'm using a pinky nude color, Urban Decay's Naked Revolution Lipstick.
Also, you can apply this technique using any color of your choice- it doesn't have to be rose gold! Give it a try and be prepared to have your mind blown. What's your favorite way to do a smoky eye?
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