The glitter smokey eye look is a classic on the runway, but translating that at home can be anything but sultry (sparkles can be super messy). But thanks to a gem of a drugstore find and a few tips of our own, we’ve got the guide to getting the ultimate smokey eye look. Addition to Halloween costumes, so try it out for the holiday this Thursday!
By Kara Manos of Politics of Pretty
Use your fingertips, not a brush, to apply a dark glittery eyeshadow, like L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black ($7.95), across your lid and stop at the crease. Smudge the edges (but don’t extend too far) for a smokey effect. Use a cotton swab or liner brush and apply more shadow to your bottom lash line for a more intense look.
Apply black pencil liner, we like drugstore buy Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil ($3.99), into your top lashes and along the waterline.
Apply one or two coats of mascara, right now we’re obsessed with Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara ($28), a kohl-pigmented mascara that complements any smokey eye look.
Apply a dab of sheer pink or nude lipstick, like MAC Lip Gloss in Imperial Light ($20), and blend a soft pink cream blush, like Stila’s Convertible Color lip and cheek color in Gerbera ($25), for a dewy finish.