the smoky eye remains a top trend on the red carpet or for a night on the town, for good reason. adding drama to the eyes is a great way to look sultrier in minutes. many people shy away from smoky assuming it's too difficult. on the contrary, a smoky eye is really about soft edges, blending, and intensity. you'll have it down every time if you stick to these tips.
-there are no strict rules for the smoky eye. you can achieve the look with 2 colors or 4. the key is to focus on how you want your eyes to look after the colors have been applied.
-always apply the darkest shade at the lash line. this is where you want the most intensity. use a pencil, powder, or gel, to create the dimension you are looking for.
-highlight your lids with a shimmer shadow. this prevents the "black eye" effect that is often feared with a smoky eye. the shadow doesn't have to be light, simply a texture that will not make your eyes look dull.
-blend, blend, blend. the perfect smoky eye has no harsh edges.
-finish every smoky eye with lots of mascara. we like major major lash for runway-like drama every time!