Watch: a quick and easy smokey eye for beginners

This is a classic smokey eye you can whip out at any time for just about any occasion (even if it’s just for Saturday night’s Houseparty date with your friends).

The trick to building colour quickly—and the look lasting the distance—is applying (read: scribbling, we said this was a quick look) By Terry’s Ombre Blackstar in ‘Bronze Moon’ all over the mobile lid (after you’ve applied concealer). Once the colour is on, blend it all out with the Smashbox Crease Brush AKA the only brush you’ll ever need for a diffused smokey every time. Warm up the crease to your liking using two of the matte shades in Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette and take those same colours under the eye to add some more smokiness under the lower lash line. Darken things up a little more by adding a waterproof eyeliner in the waterline and if you’re feeling extra fancy, try the shade ‘Scorched’ from the Naked Heat Palette on the centre of the lid for added dimension and shimmer. A few layers of mascara to finish it off and you’re done!

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