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How To: Five minutes to a smokey eye


Master this signature beauty look with minimal effort. We break down the smokey eye into a foolproof five-steps to leave you looking like, yes, “I woke up like this”.

A smokey eye basically translates to a look that mimics that of smoke from a fire: dark at the base, and lightly faded out to the top. Perfection is overrated when it comes to this go-to beauty trick; don’t be afraid to let it look lived in.

1.Prep your canvas. Smooth your face with ModelCo Face Base to ensure a flawless base and long lasting finish for your makeup.
2.Trace your top lash line from the inner corner to the outer with ModelCo Eye Define Eye Crayon Liner and then finish the line along the lower lashes. The trick to an effortless smokey eye is to ensure it looks a little undone. Smudge the liner using a blending brush, cotton tip or your finger.
3.Take ModelCo Eye Shadow Trio in ‘Smokey Eye’ and start by sweeping the lightest colour shadow across your entire lid.
4.With the medium shade, shade the outer two thirds of the lid and blend, baby, blend up towards the natural crease of your eyelid. Concentrate on putting the most of the product just above your lashline
5.Finally, with your darkest shade, use a fluffy blending brush to buff the colour into the outer corner of the eye and the crease and then use your brush to blend your shadow (working towards the outer corner of the eye) and buff out harsh edges. Sweep a little of the darkest shade across your bottom lash line to balance out the intensity and top off with ModelCo Fibre Lash Brush on False Lashes for intense, jet black lashes.

Expert tips

Add a little ModelCo Luminosity Skin highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes and lightly over your brow bone to subtly highlight. Keep the rest of the face minimal and bare, skip the foundation if you can and instead opt for a light layer of ModelCo BB Plus Cream or a dusting of ModelCo Mineral Powder Natural Foundation. Spritz the face with ModelCo Replenishing Rose Facial Mist to keep the complexion hydrated.

Blend a little bit of ModelCo Cheek & Lips for a hint of sheer colour on your lips and a dab on the cheeks for a youthful, dewy glow. Finish off with Luminosity Shimmer Whip to highlight the tops of the cheeks and keep the look fresh.

Keep our handy ModelCo Double Sided Facial Wipes at bay to quickly whisk away any major mistakes or excess eyeshadow.


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