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How to do smokey eyes

Creating smokey eyes may look hard at first sight, but it's really easy. The first step is to apply a concealer on your eyelids.

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There are many brands and types of concealers available in the market. As a tip, when buying a concealer, choose one shade lighter so that the colours appear brighter.

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Shake the bottle of concealer well if you are using the liquid type. Put one or two drops on your finger. Dot on your eyelids. You can also use a brush or a sponge.

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Shake the bottle of concealer well if you are using the liquid type. Put one or two drops on your finger. Dot on your eyelids. You can also use a brush or a sponge.

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Apply the concealer on your eyelids using circular strokes. The eye shadow primer should cover the eyelids so your makeup will stick and not fall off. It will also eliminate eye shadow from settling on the creases of your eyelids. Another great tip is to apply pressed powder on your eyelid to minimise creasing of eye shadow makeup.

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Using a black eye pencil, begin tracing from the corner of the eye (just above your eyelash) and work your way towards the outer part. Do the same to the lower lashes. Always work from the inner corner to the outer lines.

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If you intend to do the classic charcoal look for smokey eyes, dig into your palette of colours and pick up the lightest hue. Sweep the eyeshadow on your entire lids.

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If you intend to do the classic charcoal look for smokey eyes, dig into your palette of colours and pick up the lightest hue. Sweep the eyeshadow on your entire lids.

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Eyeshadow should be blended upwards and outwards into the eyelid crease. Don't forget to use a good blending brush.

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Use the medium shade and blend it across the eyelid. Finally, take the darkest hue and blend it in working from the outer corners then moving towards the creases for that intense look.

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For contrast, dab a lighter eyeshadow over the bone of your eyebrow. You can also use false lashes if desired for that smouldering look that is sure to attract stares.

Blending make-up with your eye colour

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For contrast, dab a lighter eyeshadow over the bone of your eyebrow. You can also use false lashes if desired for that smouldering look that is sure to attract stares.

Blending make-up with your eye colour

Photo: Getty Images

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