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this is just an everyday makeup look that can be worn anywhere. it's my casual take on a smokey eye. 

items you'll need: black eyeliner // black eyeshadow // grey eyeshadow // silver eyeshadow // light eyeshadow to use as highlighter, or a highlighter // eyeliner brush // lash curler // eyeshadow primer

optional: whatever face products you use // pinkish or nude lipgloss 

step one // begin with your normal facial routine, then prime your eyelids.

step two // take your gray eyeshadow and use your fingers to apply it up to the crease, a little heavier than you normally might. using your fingers will create a smudgy, less harsh look.

step three // using an eyeliner brush, apply the gray more heavily to the crease. use a brush to apply silver eyeshadow to the outer half of your crease over the gray, and to blend them. apply highlighter or a light white/champagne eyeshadow to your browbone and the inner corner of your eye.

step four // apply black eyeshadow to your top lashline to set your eyeliner. then line your top lashline and waterline in black pencil. smudge it with the spongey thing on the end of the pencil. if you don't have that, a q-tip, makeup sponge, or your (clean) finger work just as well.

step five // curl your lashes, then apply a coat or two of volumizing mascara to your top & bottom lashes.

pair this look with basic lips & a clean, fresh face. since it's a very neutral, everyday smokey eye, feel free to vamp up the accessories, darken the colors, and thicken the eyeliner for a more edgy & dramatic look. or, you can leave it as is and wear it with any style from elegant to boho chic. although smokey eyes are mostly shown with voluminous, loose hair, try pulling your hair into a sleek high pony or a casual side braid.
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