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Creating a Smokey Eye can be intimidating, we get it! To make it easier for you we’ve broken it down to a few easy-to-follow steps.

We asked Jennifer from the office to take this challenge. Are you ready to join her? Jennifer will walk you through it step-by-step so you can duplicate this smokey look at home.

Step 1
Let’s get started! Let’s use a flat eyeshadow brush to apply the shadow with precision and pack on pigment for intensity – here I used the Precision Double Ended Eyeshadow Brush. Apply OnColour Mono Eyeshadow in Silver Grey over the center of your eyelid and pat it on little by little.

Step 2
Then, simply flip the brush and use the sponge applicator to apply OnColour Mono Eyeshadow in shade Sparkle Pink. I use it to place the lighter eyeshadow in the corner of my eyes. This helps to keep your eyes looking awake even when using darker eyeshadow shades for the rest of the look.

Step 3
Now it’s time for some drama! This might seem tricky, but rest assured, it was easy. Apply OnColour Mono Eyeshadow Velvet Black to the outer corner of your eye in a V-shape - like an arrow pointing outwards. Continue to pat - slowly building up the pigment. Now with a clean Precision Blending Brush, lightly sweep your brow bone using half circle motions to blend away any harsh edges.

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Step 4
Now get ready to bring the look together! Take the same silver eyeshadow and brush it along your bottom lash line. To bring it all together I used a OnColour Perfect Duo Eye Pencil in Black & White and used the black colour to apply on my upper lash line. Naturally, I paired this look with a volume enhancing mascara - OnColour Big Lash Mascara which gave my lashes intense volume!
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Step 5
For the final touches, use a concealer under the eyes to brighten and conceal any dark colouration – here used OnColour Perfecting Concealer Stick. I applied the OnColour Blusher in Cool Pink on the apples of my cheeks for some warmth and puckered up with this beautiful nude OnColour Cream Lipstick in the shade Peach Nude. The smokey eye really pops when paired with a nude pout!

That’s it my friends – simple, chic and intense! Can’t wait to see your smokey eye looks - tag us in social media with #getOnColour so we can see your smokey eyes!

Words by: Photographs by: Oriflame