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How to: Smoky eyes

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Step 1: Prime your eye

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Step 1: Prime your eye

No matter what the season, sexy, smoky eyes are always in fashion. “A smoky eye is my favorite go-to for a night out,” said Jessica Dunaway, senior colorist and makeup artist at Ted Gibson Salon in Washington, D.C. Dunaway recommends starting your smoky eye by priming your eye with an eye shadow base. “Dark colors tend to move, and a primer makes sure you look fabulous all night."
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Step 2: Go nude

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Step 2: Go nude

Next, Dunaway suggests applying a nude eye shadow over the entire eye.
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Step 3: Get your shimmer on

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Step 3: Get your shimmer on

Bring on the shimmer next by using a shimmering eye shadow. “Be sure to apply it from base to brow,” Dunaway said.
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Step 5: Blend it

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Step 5: Blend it

“Use your darker eye shadow shade and sweep over the entire lid and into the crease,” Dunaway said. “Don’t forget to blend the color upward and outward.”
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Step 7: Line it up

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Step 7: Line it up

Next, Dunaway suggests intensifying the effect by lining your inner lash line.
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Step 8: Curl and coat

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Step 8: Curl and coat

Last step! “Curl lashes and finish with two to three coats of mascara,” Dunaway said. Celebrate your sexy, smoky eyes with a night on the town!
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