Set the dance floor on fire with this smokeshow makeup look

You don’t need a team of makeup artists to look like a total smokeshow. This tutorial proves it’s never been easier to pull off a perfect smokey eye. In fact, you’re only three eye shadows away from turning heads and setting the dance floor alight.
Despite the dramatic appeal, this look is relatively simple to apply. Start by sweeping on matte brown eye shadow before layering a richly pigmented black shadow on top, and use the same technique to line the bottom of your eyes. Glittery gold shadow at the corners of your eyes offers the warmth of burning embers. False eyelashes finish off this effortlessly smokey style.
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Materials
- Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, Face & Body Moisturizer
- L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Freshwear Foundation
- Foundation brush
- Blending sponge
- Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Contour Concealer in two shades
- Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder in “Pound Cake”
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in “Give Me Sun”
- Bronzer brush
- Bare Minerals Blush in “Beauty”
- Blush brush
- Spoolie (not shown)
- Angled brow brush (not shown)
- Brow pomade (not shown)
- Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette in “Rustic” and “Noir”
- Fluffy eye shadow brush
- Flat eye shadow brush
- Eye shadow detail brush
- Jaclyn Hill Palette Volume II in “Taliya”
- Tweezers (not shown)
- False eyelashes (not shown)
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in “Wifey”
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Instructions
1. Rub moisturizer into your face with your fingers.
2. Apply foundation using a foundation brush. Long strokes across your cheeks and a stippling motion around your eyes help give the fullest coverage. To blend in the foundation around your eyes and brows, use the wide end of a damp blending sponge and a stippling motion.
3. With contour cream that is a few shades lighter than the foundation, draw a few lines beneath your eyes, a triangle between your brows and a line down your nose. Blend it in with the tapered end of a damp blending sponge. For best results, use a stippling motion.
4. With contour cream that is a few shades darker than the foundation, draw a dotted line beneath each cheekbone. Blend it in with the tapered end of a damp blending sponge and a stippling motion.
5. Apply setting powder on your cheeks with the side of a blending sponge with a stippling motion.
6. Swirl bronzer along your cheekbones with a bronzer brush. Repeat with blush on the apples of your cheeks.
7. Shape and define your brows. If you’re unsure how, one method is to first shape your brows with a spoolie. Then use an angled brow brush and brow pomade to line and fill in your brows.
8. Apply eye shadow primer to your lids. Blend it in with your fingertip.
9. With a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply “Rustic” or a light brown shadow to the outside of your lid and the crease of your eye.
10. With a flat eye shadow brush, apply “Noir” or a matte black shadow to your lid. For the richest pigment, load the shadow onto the brush, and tap the shadow onto your lid.
11. Use the edge of the flat eye shadow brush to apply “Rustic” or the light brown shadow you used in step 9 to your lower lash line.
12. Use an eye shadow detail brush to line the bottom of your eye with “Noir” or the matte black shadow you used in step 10.
13. With a flat eye shadow brush, apply “Taliya” or a glittery gold shadow to the inner corners of your eyes.
14. While holding the false lashes with tweezers, apply a small amount of lash glue onto the band. Let the glue set for about 10 seconds before applying the lashes just above your upper lashes.
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15. Apply “Wifey” or a nude liquid lipstick.
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