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Friday, April 20, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Our Go-To Smoky Eye

If there’s one makeup trick that every girl should have in the bag, it’s the perfect smoky eye. It never fails to make us feel vampy, even when we’re just running to the grocery. Hey, you never know who you’ll bump into! We’re especially fond of this fresh take on the look, since it’s totally day-friendly but can easily be transformed into a more dramatic look for a night out. So here’s the secret to mastering our favorite smoky eye.


1. Start by sweeping a bronze shadow all over your eyelid for a warm base. We use a long, narrow brush to apply everything to make blending easy breezy. As for the shadow, we love Nars Galapagos.

2. Don’t forget to apply shadow under your bottom lashes, too! Make sure to blend it in to avoid the dreaded raccoon eye.


3. Next, apply a matte black shadow near the lash line, then blend up to the crease in a back-and-forth motion. The windshield wiper effect will basically do the blending work for you.

4. Use a cotton swab to correct the shape and pick up any excess shadow that falls. Then, if you want to make your eyes pop, add a burst of color with a bold eyeshadow at at the inner and outer corners of your eyelid and the center of your bottom lash.


5. Now it’s time for mascara! We swear by DiorShow – it fattens your lashes, doesn’t clump, and even smells nice.

6. Finally, line your top and bottom water line (that little rim by your eye) with a black kohl liner. This keeps it light and day-friendly. If you want something a bit more dramatic for night, simply line your lash line and use a brush to blend it into the shadow.


1. Ta da!

Style > Lessons From The Pros > Our Go-To Smoky Eye


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    Like! :)

    April 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  2. Katrina

    what kind of makeup base/foundation do you use for your models? They always look so fresh and natural!

    April 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

  3. María Figueroa (@Malejafigue)

    Love It!! Thanks for these useful Tips!! Definitely going to put them in practice!!
    XOXO, Maria from SS

    April 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  4. Irene

    Love this natural smoky eye make up!

    April 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  5. sahra

    I’m actually TERRIBLE with make up so I can’t wait to try this out!

    XO Sahra

    April 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

  6. DANI

    Yay!! i have been waiting for a while for tips on makeup. Your models always look great! I love when they have bold lip shades….LOOK FORWARD to MORE MAKEUP and HAIR TIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

    April 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

  7. Patty

    love it! which lip stain do you use?

    April 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

  8. velez1

    LOVE THIS! Please keep these coming. I learn so much from them.

    April 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  9. Hug

    beautiful eye- make-up
    and a very helpful tutorial!

    April 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

  10. Cari

    Yes, it’s great thx!! Please do tell on the lip stain you used!!!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  11. Maria V

    Nice tutorial and AWESOME T-shirt!!! Oh my God!! I loved it! It was love from the first side! Please tell me where i can get it!!! I WANT THE T-SHIRT SO BAD!!!

    April 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

  12. Nasty Gal

    @Katrina –
    Foundation:Chanel Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Make Up – Vitalumiere Aqua
    Powder: Chanel Natural finish loose powder

    @Patty @Cari –
    Lip Stain: YSL No. 19. Its actually a lipstick that we use like a stain!


    April 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  13. Maria V

    ooohh i’m dying here guys for that T-shirt!!! Nasty Gal, do you please know where i can get that t-shirt????? :’(

    May 12, 2012 at 7:30 am

  14. Em


    May 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

  15. mischa

    @Maria V the tshirt is from UNIF

    loveee this look!

    June 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm

  16. Hannah

    I absolutely love this look thank you so much for sharing. Before seeing this I hadn’t found any eye shadow that actually looked good on me and this one is absolutely stunning!

    June 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  17. Jessica

    Would you be able to list all the makeup used in this look? It’s perfect! Thanks!

    July 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm