How to Master Smoky Eyes
Answer: Smoky lids look super-hot -- when they're done well. When they're not, the results range from raccoon eyes to "heroin chic" to why-has-she-been-crying-all-day? For foolproof flattery, use neutral, golden nude, or bronze tones, and leave black smoky shadow to the pros.
Pro Tip: Trish McEvoy, star makeup artist and creator of the eponymous cosmetics line, suggests this modern twist on a classic smoky eye:
- Using a wide shadow brush, start at the base of your lashes and sweep on bronze shadow, shading up to the crease.
- Then apply gold shimmer from the crease up the brow bone, creating a graduated color effect.
- Working with two shades will make for easier blending, eliminating the chance for excess shadow to fall beneath eyes and smudge.
- After your shadow's done, apply concealer for a smooth, clean finish.
Originally published in Fitness magazine, April 2006.
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