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Makeup How-to the Perfect Subtle Smokey Eye ...

By Vanessa

Makeup artist Lauren Cosenza (writer of is about to rock your world with this tutorial of how to get a subtle yet statement-making smokey eye! Here's what you need to know:
What you'll need:
White powder eye shadow
White cream eye shadow
Brownish-gray powder eye shadow
Black eyeliner

First things first, priming. Prep your eyes with a silicone-based primer. Try Urban Decay Primer Potion (

After that, using a wide shadow brush, sweep a white powder eyeshadow over your eyelid. Try using MAC's Eye Shadow in "Gesso" (

Now, start working on creating an ombrè effect at the inner corner of your eyes using a white cream shadow. Try the Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream shadow in "Snow" ( With a shadow brush, start to intensify the white shade at the inner "V" of your eyes.

Once that's done, it's time to use a brownish-gray shadow to add the smokey look. Use a shadow brush to blend the dark shadow at the outer corner of your eye but make sure to diffuse it so it isn't too intense. After all, this is a subtle look, remember? You can dust the dark shade along your lower lash line to finish the edgy look. Use MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in "Embark," (

If you're going to add eyeliner to the look, now's the time to wing it out. Line your top lash line with whatever liner works best for you (i.e: liquid, gel, or pencil).

You're almost done! Now, all you need to do is top off your look with some mascara! Bam - your subtle smokey eye is complete.

Where would you wear this beautiful subtle smokey eye look?

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