How to Do the One-Minute Smoky Eye
Behold, the one-pencil smoky eye
Does your smoky eye look more like you got punched in the eye? First things first: Back away from the black eye shadow (leave that to the teens). Next, watch this quick video featuring celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow. She shows us the ropes for creating the easiest smoky eye ever--with just one pencil.
Follow along below:
Pick your color Turnbow’s tip? Match the color of the pencil to the color of your brows. A monochromatic palette means a natural-looking face. Turnbow loves Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (shown here in the Mushroom shade); it’s malleable for easy blending.
Scribble on your upper lash line Loosely apply the liner following the natural shape of your eye. Smudge toward the outer corner of your eye. This helps make smaller almond-shaped eyes look larger.
Scribble on your crease Apply the liner just halfway along the crease of your eye and smudge as you go. Smudging is key here, as your goal is to leave no trace of any harsh lines.
Apply to the outer corner Add a touch of liner in a V shape to the outer corner of your eye. This final step creates that dramatic, sultry effect.
Lastly, clean up any errant smears and promptly make some dinner plans.