How to Get the Smoky Eye Look

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If you're not someone who frequently applies eye makeup you probably don't have (and don't want) a full set of professional shadows and brushes. But if you're going for a smoky eye, you'll want to have at least the minimum necessary to create this look. If you usually purchase discount store makeup and applicators, you might consider splurging for a higher quality than you normally get. Your makeup will have a better chance of blending nicely and staying put throughout the evening.

In addition to makeup and tools, be sure you have adequate lighting and a mirror that can give you a nice close-up view of your eyes. To really make this work look, balance it out with bare lips or a muted lip color.

Getting the Look


  • Eye shadow (a color-match duo works nicely)
  • Eye shadow primer (optional)
  • Eyeshadow sponge
  • Mascara
  • Black eye pencil
  • Small shadow brush
  • Cotton swabs