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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetNerd
    Prep eye so that makeup won't melt during the evening. If you don't own an eye prepping product just wash your eye area, pat dry and dust a translucent powder over your eye area.

    The crease and color order is very important to the smokey eye
    I often do mine in shades of plum and mauve as it works well with my olive skin and green eyes. so I'll use those as an example but you can substitue any colors as long as the tones compliment the same.

    The first thing you do it to take the medium color, mine would be mauve and apply it from your lash line up into your crease. Continue until the area is well defined, with lots of attention to the blending process. Remember, the look we are after is smokey not paint my numbers.

    Using the same color, sweep it around the corner and beneath the lashes to bring attention to this part of the eye. Taper off as you move closer to the inside corner of the eye. Blend with your finger on the bottom inner corners.



    Next use a stiff angled brush and a darker shadow, I would use a plum here.
    Wet the brush slightly, (the easyest way is to just dab it on your tongue)
    apply the damp powder the same way you would eyeliner, working into your top lashline with a firm hand. #1

    The reason you wet it is because it really makes the color stick to your eye and last a lot longer. if you have any leftover color on your brush get the outside corners of your lower lash line and then soften that with your fingertip. #2 Add a touch more to your crease with a dry brush #3

    With your favorite Black mascara, coat the top lashes only so that they add a sharp definition between the dark of the makeup and the whites of your eyes. any more than 2 coats will give you clumpy spider eyes. Doing the bottom lashes is sure to leave you with Raccon smears later on, so skip those.



    Finally if you want you can use a shimmery highlighting shade
    on the browbone. I like to use pink so that it's not too matchy-matchy
    I just press my fingertip into the color and dab it ever so slightly into the
    center of my browbone. #4

    Adding anymore than that is going to look really dated and hookerish.

    I know these arent the Best pics to go by, if you want I can take new instructional ones tomorrow :-p
    Thanx for all the effort you put into this!
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    Wow that's a really helpful explantion, unfortunately I can't view the pics . Hope you can post more pics.

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    thanks alot but yeah i cant see the pictures either
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    Thank you, ClosetNerd! That's really sweet of you to take us through a whole step by step. Who says the FORT isn't educational?

    Unfortunately, I too cannot see the photos, but I'm sure you're gawgeous, dahling!

    I am a makeup-loving girly girl myself. I bought this great palette from Smashbox cosmetics before that has everything you need to do 4 different looks, including smoky eye--and the best part is that it came with a booklet with great pictures and instructions. I tried to find it online, but since I got it about a year ago, they no longer have the exact item.

    Still, at Sephora, I found this kit from Smashbox, which is a little different but also has instructions. I think it's probably similar.

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    The Makeup Room

    From Smashbox Studios to you comes a collection of twelve essential products in a chic, mirrored keepsake box perfect for creating your very own professional makeup room...at home.

    Set includes Cream Eyeliner Duo in Smashing Caviar/Smashing Deep Mauve; Lip Pencil in Smashing Tint; Lip Brilliance Duo in Smashing Exposure; Blush in Smashing Snap; and Eyeshadows in Smashing Wrap, Smashing Strike, and Smashing Prep, an interchangeable travel brush set, containing one handle and three interchangeable brush heads: Shadow Liner, Shadow Blender, and Blush brushes, plus a mini, retractable lip brush, plus step-by-step instructions for creating day into evening looks.
    You can buy it online here: http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...egoryId=S11505

    Fun! I feel like I'm at a slumber party sharing girly-girl secrets. Let's do facials and paint each others' nails next!
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    Closet Nerd, wow, what a detailed explanation. You could write for Glamour! I would love to see the matching pictures.

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    Fun! I feel like I'm at a slumber party sharing girly-girl secrets. Let's do facials and paint each others' nails next!
    LOL. I know right!
    And thanks Salome I wouln't mind that Job at all.
    So anyway I don't know what my deal with photo linking has been lately
    so I made this for everyone

    Smokey Eye...


    Hope it works.
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    thank you so much! you have been an incredible help, i cant thank you enough. the only problem now is doing it myself without looking like i have a two black eyes!
    everyday is so wonderful........ then suddenly is hard to breathe

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