<p>To achieve Rita's edgy look, start off by unifying your base. A matte complexion suits a dramatic smoky eye best, so opt for a liquid matte formula when applying foundation. Simply pat the product onto all areas of your complexion using a beauty blender, sponge, or brush, then set the makeup by applying a loose, translucent powder onto your skin and letting it sit for about 5 minutes.</p>
<p>Remove the excess powder with a fluffy foundation brush and you'll have the perfect matte complexion!</p>

Step-by-step: Rita Ora's smoky eye at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

by Paige Exell -

This year, celebrities brought some of their most daring fashion and beauty looks to the Video Music Awards. And while we love a bold, half-sequin half-cat-eye look, some trends are best suited for the red carpet, and the red carpet only. One trend we can get on board with in real life? Rita Ora's dramatic smoky eye that any cool-girl would want to adopt for a night out.

The singer complimented her edgy leather jacket with black eye shadow covering her upper lids and lower lash line. She accentuated her smoky eye further by tightlining her waterline with a black pencil liner, and finishing off with a few coats of black mascara, a flawless brow, and illuminated inner corners.

Want to adopt Rita's look just in time for fall? Follow our simple steps!

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INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE™ FOUNDATION NATURAL BUFF

1 INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE™ FOUNDATION...

COLOUR RICHE EYE SHADOW - COOKIES & CREAM

2 COLOUR RICHE EYE SHADOW -...

VOLUMINOUS SMOLDERING LINER - Black

3 VOLUMINOUS SMOLDERING LINER - Black

Mascara Voluminous Custom Curved Brush - Black Brown

4 Mascara Voluminous Custom Curved...

BROW STYLIST DEFINER - DARK BRUNETTE

5 BROW STYLIST DEFINER - DARK...

COLOUR RICHE LIP COLOUR - BLUSH IN PLUM

6 COLOUR RICHE LIP COLOUR - BLUSH...

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1 INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE™ FOUNDATION NATURAL BUFF

To achieve Rita's edgy look, start off by unifying your base. A matte complexion suits a dramatic smoky eye best, so opt for a liquid matte formula when applying foundation. Simply pat the product onto all areas of your complexion using a beauty blender, sponge, or brush, then set the makeup by applying a loose, translucent powder onto your skin and letting it sit for about 5 minutes.

Remove the excess powder with a fluffy foundation brush and you'll have the perfect matte complexion!

INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE™ FOUNDATION NATURAL BUFF

INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE™ FOUNDATION NATURAL BUFF



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2 COLOUR RICHE EYE SHADOW - COOKIES & CREAM

Once you've achieved the perfect base, it's time to create your smoky eye. Start by applying a lighter shade of grey shadow onto the inner corners of your upper lids, then apply a medium to dark shade of grey or black eyeshadow onto the outer corners of your lids, moving the colour slightly up and outwards towards the end of your brows to create a cat-eye effect. Blend for a smokier look.

Next, apply the same dark shadow underneath your lower lash line to create a shadow. Don't be afraid to go too dark! Blend the shadow from the lower lash line up to meet the shadow on your upper lid for a full-on smoky eye.

Finish off by placing a hint of light, shimmery grey shadow onto the inner corners of your eyes to brighten and open up the eyes.

COLOUR RICHE EYE SHADOW - COOKIES & CREAM

COLOUR RICHE EYE SHADOW - COOKIES & CREAM



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3 VOLUMINOUS SMOLDERING LINER - Black

Once you've finished with the shadow, use a black pencil eyeliner to line your upper lash and waterline. Blend the liner on your upper lids to create a more dramatic effect.

VOLUMINOUS SMOLDERING LINER - Black

VOLUMINOUS SMOLDERING LINER - Black



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4 Mascara Voluminous Custom Curved Brush - Black Brown

For the finishing touch, coat your upper and lower lashes with L'Oreal's Voluminous mascara. Go over them as many times as you'd like for the ultimate gothic-glam look.

Mascara Voluminous Custom Curved Brush - Black Brown

Mascara Voluminous Custom Curved Brush - Black Brown



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5 BROW STYLIST DEFINER - DARK BRUNETTE

To create flawlessly shaped brows like Rita, use a brow pencil to outline your brows on each side. Fill in the surface area with a brow gel or pencil that matches your hair colour and you'll have a bold brow-eye duo that stands out from the crowd!

BROW STYLIST DEFINER - DARK BRUNETTE

BROW STYLIST DEFINER - DARK BRUNETTE



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6 COLOUR RICHE LIP COLOUR - BLUSH IN PLUM

Finish off your look with a coat of nude lipstick to keep your complexion balanced.

COLOUR RICHE LIP COLOUR - BLUSH IN PLUM

COLOUR RICHE LIP COLOUR - BLUSH IN PLUM



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