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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 4: Start smudging

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Step 4: Start smudging

Now it’s time to use eyeliner. Dunaway recommends first lining your top lash line with a dark eyeliner, then doing the same to the lower lash line. “Take a Q-tip and smudge liner for a smoky effect.”
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Step 6: Apply highlighter

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Step 6: Apply highlighter

Almost there! Dunaway recommends applying a highlighter under the brow bone and in the tear duct to brighten your eyes.
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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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