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How to nail the smoky eye

Mar 19, 2018


Add definition

Apply a coat of mascara before eyeshadow and “then a second coat later on to remove any powder that has fallen onto the lashes,” explains Peter Philips, creative and image director of Christian Dior makeup.


Colour it in

Next, take a dark shade – be it black, bronze, plum or navy – and apply it along the upper and lower lash line.


Blend it out

Use a round brush or index finger to blend it all the way up to the crease of the eyelid.


Apply more colour

Then, take a lighter shade and blend in the edges.


Use some liner

To finish, makeup artist Elsa Morgan goes over the lash line with a kohl pencil before tapping a highlighting eyeshadow shade to the inner corner of the eye. The layered products set over time and look more rock’n’roll an hour after application.