These makeup basics should be on every girl's must-know list no matter the season. They will keep you looking fabulous as all the trends come and go!
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How to master the smoky eye in any color
Pro tip: Use two different types of mascara: one for thickening and volume to use on the upper lashes and one lengthening, waterproof mascara for the bottom lashes and the tip of the upper lashes. This will keep mascara from "stamping" onto the lid and melting onto your under eye throughout the day.
You can add color to the traditional charcoal smoky eye, depending on what's in style.
For extra fun, in step six use an eyeliner the same color as your trendy eyeshadow!
Pro tip: Use a trendy color in the same cool or warm tone family as the three eyeshadows you originally applied. For example, if you want to try purple as your trendy color as seen in the picture tutorial, your smoky eye should be created with cool-toned charcoal colors. If you want to use orange as your trendy color, use warm-toned brown colors to create your smoky eye.
A note on bold lips with smoky eyes...
You don't always have to do a nude lip with a smoky eye. If you play within the same color-tone family as your eyeshadow, you can wear a bold lip with a smoky eye for extra drama! For example, if your smoky eye is cool-toned charcoal and purple colors, choose a purple-toned or mauve lip color (as seen in tutorial). If your smoky eye is warm-toned orange and brown colors, choose a bold peach or orange lip color.
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