How to create a smoky eye

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The smoky eye is the hottest catwalk beauty look to have transcended to the mainstream. It's a look that most people say they want to create but feel nervous about doing themselves, believing it too difficult. However, creating a smoky eye is actually very simple and versatile and the great thing is it can be adapted to suit the individual so you can use everything from full-on black shadows and kohl eyeliner to softer blue or purple tones with lashings of mascara.

In this video, make-up artist Rachael Karen guides you through how to create a smoky eye on 3 different models. We've used women we know rather than professional models which we hope will encourage you to try this at home. Eyeliners, palettes and mascara to the ready!

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