Quiz: Find Your Best Smoky Eye Look
Answer these questions to learn how to create the best smoldering eye makeup look for your unique eye shape
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When looking in the mirror with your eyes open, how much of your eyelid is visible?
If you haven't been living in a beauty-barren hole for the last couple of seasons, then you already know that smoky eye makeup is back with a sexy vengeance. The look itself has been around forever, well at least since the advent of makeup. We all remember seeing Cleopatra painted with her legendary black and smudgy eyeliner during field trips to the museum, right? And we, of course, have even less vintage memories of the iconic Bridget Bardot redefining sex appeal in the '60s with inky cat eye makeup. The smoky eye makeup trend goes in and out of style, but it's definitely a classic eye makeup look that has true lasting power -- thanks to reinvention and creativity.
While smoky eyes parade down many runways nowadays and are the number one style for celebrity makeup on the red carpet; it's not always the easiest eye makeup look to accomplish for every eye shape. That's why we caught up with Joanna Schlip, celebrity makeup artist to stars like Eva Longoria and Christina Applegate, to get the basics on how to create this seductive eye makeup look on any eye shape. But before you learn the basics, you need to do two things. First, set the stage for dramatic eye makeup:
Before applying shadow, prime your lids with a great base (try Urban Decay Primer Potion, $18). Once applied, it will make your look really last.
Apply foundation to even out your skin tone, which will allow your eyes to get all the attention.
Wear blush and lipstick shades that fall into the peach or nude family to keep your look wearable. Don't rock too many bold colors at once -- that means NO red lipstick or heavy blush. Your eye makeup should steal the show.
And second, grab a hand mirror and take this quiz to determine your eye shape and then learn how to create the smoky eye for your shape.
By Anna Jimenez
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