Sep 23, 2015

There’s nothing quite as sexy as a party-perfect smoky eye. The sultry look adds instant drama, and looks great on any eye color or shape. But the style can also seem intimidating — creating a serious smoky eye takes time effort. Looking for a simpler way to smoke out your lid? We’ve got an incredibly easy trick for you. All you need is a pencil eyeliner and a mirror!

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#Trending Technique

Use a dark pencil with a built-in smudger brush, like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eyeliner. Gently pull your lid taut with your fingers, then draw a hash tag symbol toward the outer corner of your eye. The shape should run from your lash line to your crease. Next, take your smudger brush and blend the eyeliner up and out, drawing more hash tags, then blending, to darken.

That’s it! Easy, right? You can go from desk to dinner in five minutes flat and you don’t need to carry around an eye shadow palette.

Quick Tip

Want to make your quickie smoky eye extra glam? Pat on some glitter eye shadow after you’ve finished blending, or add a sparkling liquid line with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner.

Do you have an easy smoky eye trick? Tell us in the comments!

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