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Subtly Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial!

Today I’ll be showing you a new, popular way of executing a smokey eye look. This new trend of the darker colour being in the corners of the eyelid with a light neutral color in the center is extremely flattering and easy! I will be using matte shades for this look, but it works with any eye shadows.

1. Prime eyelids, and add a beige-y, neutral color to the entire lid. I applied Makeup Academy’s ‘Taffeta’ from their matte ‘Ever After’ palette.

2. Take a taupe, light brown color shadow and blend it into the crease of your eyelid.

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3. Using a smaller, flat precise eyeshadow brush, add a darker color to the inner corner of your eyelid. I want to create a blue-y grey look, so I chose Makeup Academy’s ‘Fog’ from their matte ‘Ever After’ palette.

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4. Add color to the outer corner, too.

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5. If you feel that the neutral color in the middle of the lid has been muddied, you can (using a small, clean, precise brush) add more of the lighter color.

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6. Depending on how intense you wish the colors to be, you can keep adding more of the darker color a bit at a time. It’s better to keep adding than to add too much in the first place!

7. To add to the smokey look, you could add some eyeshadow to the waterline like I have done here. For a sharper look, you could add some pencil eyeliner.

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This look works well with just mascara, but I always like to add definition, so I drew a thin line of eyeliner along my lash line too!

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