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How to create a smoky eye

Text: Michelle Brownlee Smith; Photography: Andre Wepener/Pixel Lounge

November 17, 2015

How to create the perfect smoky eyeYes, you really can get the A-list eye look thanks to this step-by-step advice from GLAMOUR deputy editor and beauty director Michelle Brownlee Smith.

Step 1

Apply the medium shade (top right) over your entire eyelid and blend it along your lower lash line.

Step 2

Dot the lightest shade (top left) in the inner corner of each eye and below your brows from the arch to the end for a highlight.

Step 3

Work the darkest shade (bottom right) along your top lash line and into the crease from the outer corner. Build the colour slowly. Want to create a liner? Carefully dip the applicator in a drop of water, then into the eyeshadow.

Step 4

Use your fingertip to gently dab the shimmer shadow (bottom left) onto the middle of your eyelid for shine. If you want more intensity, apply black liner to the top and bottom lash line, and smudge with an earbud. End with two coats of mascara.

Watch the step-by-step video here:

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