This deep blue smokey eye is a fun twist on a makeup classic

Of all the makeup staples that exist, the smokey eye might just be the most intimidating. When playing with darker shades, the margin for error becomes very slim — and it can go from hot to Halloween way too easily. But done right, the classic smokey eye is also one of the chicest looks to be found, especially when you want extra drama.
One way to keep a smokey eye looking fresh and cool is by adding a hint of color. Going for shades of blue rather than black and gray can make your smokey eye feel more fun while still retaining an elegant, dramatic edge. Pair with a nude lip for an even more modern feel.
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Materials
- Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Face & Body Moisturizer
- Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer
- Morphe Brow Cream in "Hazelnut"
- Angled brush
- Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
- Natasha Denona Mini Tropic Eyeshadow Palette
- Blending Brush
- Jaclyn Hill Palette Volume I
- Shading brush
- Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Liquid Eyeshadow in "Space"
- False eyelashes (not shown)
- Tweezers (not shown)
- Lash glue (not shown)
- Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
- Buffing brush
- Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Contour Concealer
- Beauty sponge
- Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
- NARS Bronzer in "Laguna"
- Powder brush
- NARS Blusher in "Orgasm"
- Kabuki brush
- Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Liner in "Black Lace"
- Cover FX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
- Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette
- Bare Minerals Glimmer Eyeshadow in "Nude Beach"
- Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in "Sonoran"
- Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in 'Totally"
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Instructions
1. Prep skin with a hydrating moisturizer, rubbing it in with your fingers.
2. Apply a radiance-boosting face primer, rubbing it in with your fingers.
3. Fill in brows with cream or pomade using an angled brush.
4. Apply an eyeshadow primer to the lids with your fingertips.
5. Apply a bright blue eyeshadow (such as "Laguna" from the Natasha Denona Mini Tropic Eyeshadow Palette) with a blending brush, and build up the crease.
6. Build up the crease with a deeper royal blue (such as "Tiger Lily" from the same palette) with a shading brush. Focus primarily on the inner and outer corners.
7. Add more depth with a matte black (such as "Abyss" from the Jaclyn Hill Palette Volume I) with a shading brush.
8. Dab black liquid glitter eyeshadow over the center of the eyelid with a shading brush.
9. Hold the false lashes with the tweezers, and apply a small amount of lash glue onto the lash band. Let the glue set for 10 seconds, and apply the lashes just above your upper lashes.
10. Apply a stick foundation to your skin and blend with a buffing brush.
11. Add a brightening concealer to highlight your under eyes, center of the forehead, bridge of the nose and chin. Blend using a damp beauty sponge.
12. Set the concealer with loose translucent powder on the same sponge.
13. Contour the cheeks using a powder bronzer applied with a powder brush.
14. Apply a shimmer warm pink blush to the apples of the cheeks using a kabuki brush.
15. Use the two blue eyeshadow shades to smoke out your lower lashline with a shading brush.
16. Add some black eyeshadow to your lower lash line to smoke it out further.
17. Line your waterline with a black kohl pencil.
18. Spritz your face with a dewy finish setting spray.
19. Apply a shimmery champagne-toned highlighter to your cheekbones. with a blending brush.
20. Add a shimmery eyeshadow highlight to the inner corners of your eyes.
21. Apply a matte brown-toned nude lipstick to your lips.
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22. Finish by applying a nude lip gloss to the center of your lips.
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