Achieving the perfect smoky eye is a right of passage for beauty lovers of all ages! If you've already mastered the flawless base, an impeccable cat eye flick, and a foolproof red lip, then take inspiration from the glamorous Selena Gomez and get ready to go smoky!
All about that base
As with any eye makeup look, the first step to success is getting a perfect base. Cleansing your skin before applying makeup is a great way to ensure it's free of oils that can build up overnight and mix with your makeup, causing them to break down or melt away rather than stay in place.
Once your skin is clean, apply an eyeshadow primer to your lids and lower lash lines. Primers are imperative for creating a smooth base for application and helping your eye makeup last longer.
The right tools
If Youtube tutorials that feature 4 different kinds of brushes are intimidating, don't stress: a smoky eye pen like L'Oréal Paris' Smokissime combines an applicator and product to get the perfect shape!
The right technique
Use Smokissime to coat your lids, extending the pen out at the outer corners and ending at the same length as your brow. Use a small blending brush to blend out any harsh edges. Next, clean off your brush and then use it to apply shimmery white shadow around the inner corners.
Line your lash lines and water lines with a creamy black eyeliner pencil, working from inner to outer corner for definition. Finally, coat your lashes in black lengthening mascara to complete the look!