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Ever wonder how those beautiful models that grace the pages of today’s magazines get that “smokey eye look”? Well, so did a few of us at Oltjen Orthodontics! After all, we do like to look our best when the work-week ends and we are ready for a night out on the town. So we did a little digging around and came up with a few tips to help you master the Smokey Eye technique.

  1. Begin by applying a concealer to the under eye and all over the top lid.
  2. Choose your color, at least 3 shades of a similar hue. The classic smokey eye is created with black or grey, but bronze or brown works great too.
  3. This is important. Line both the top and bottom rims with an eyeliner or pencil and pay close attention to going into the lash line.
  4. Use a small shadow brush or q-tip to soften the edges of the eye pencil line. Then, apply a dark shadow color over the eyeliner and smudge. A sponge tip applicator works great!
  5. Next apply, a lighter shadow in a neutral tone with a large brush and blend well toward brow bone.
  6. Curl your lashes to help open up your eyes and really make them pop.
  7. Apply a generous coat of mascara.
  8. Brush away any excess shadow below the eye with a brush or q-tip.

Voila! There you have it! A gorgeous smokey eye for whatever event you’ve got coming up!