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Easy Smoky Eye

Monday, January 10, 2011

Want to know how to create an easy smoky eye?  Well, all you need is 1 product our Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick.  Take the eyeshadow side and blend over the eye, then line the eye with the eyeliner creating a bold line and smudge in.  That’s it, other brands charge around $9 for similar products, when ours is just $3!  For an extra glam look curl your lashes with the Eyelash Curler and apply a few coats of mascara.  What’s your trick to the perfect smoky eye?
  {Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}

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mimib1 wrote:
1) 1/10/2011 11:11:18 AM
I'm totally incapable of smoky eyes for some reason. I feel like my eyes look tiny. Is there a way to do them that doesn't make my eyes look small?
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aliyahrocks wrote:
2) 1/10/2011 11:15:11 AM
I love this look!
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smokey eye help wrote:
3) 1/10/2011 11:19:22 AM
Have you tried doing it in a more neutral color such as brown, a grey or burgundy? Sometimes blacks and charcoals can come off to strong... By using a brown pallet you could still have a smoky eye without it being so strong. This will allow you to enhance your eyes with out distracting peoples attention away from them. N FYI... I am really impressed with the elf product line. It continues to get better and better, especially the studio line.
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heybumper wrote:
4) 1/10/2011 11:20:43 AM
No matter what I do, I can never get the perfect smoky eye look. I think it works for some people, but for some it's just not a good idea (me being the group that it doesn't work for).
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Love smoky eyes wrote:
5) 1/10/2011 11:20:53 AM
Thanks for the tip. I still just can't seem to get it right! I love that my sister knows how to do it perfectly!
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Mirish wrote:
6) 1/10/2011 11:21:13 AM
I have bought other smoky eye kits, cream and shadow, but they always crease! I use primer, too. I'll have to try this one:)
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Antoinette wrote:
7) 1/10/2011 11:25:01 AM
I just purchased some elf eyeshadows and can't wait to try this. I always wanted to try it, but I never knew how to achieve the look. Thanks
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jjay wrote:
8) 1/10/2011 11:25:14 AM
cool thanks for posting this
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jjay wrote:
9) 1/10/2011 11:26:03 AM
wich color makes the best
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itsceeeeeeeeeeeeeeee wrote:
10) 1/10/2011 11:26:22 AM
this looks beautiful! definitely going to attempt it.
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Michelle40 wrote:
11) 1/10/2011 11:27:40 AM
This is great thanks for the advise
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savayus wrote:
12) 1/10/2011 11:30:30 AM
great and easy tips for a sexy smoky eye =D
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princesskali306 wrote:
13) 1/10/2011 11:32:18 AM
When I do any smokey look I put the darkest in the outer v and crease and take the lighter color on the base and blend out fave looks are bronzy peach on silvery dark brown....or black with a bright bluue or teal or green
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beautyprincess wrote:
14) 1/10/2011 11:32:57 AM
Wow that seems super-easy!
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glamqueen wrote:
15) 1/10/2011 11:40:28 AM
looks so easy! i've always been scared about trying a smoky eye...
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Dezzydez wrote:
16) 1/10/2011 11:41:26 AM
Love love !!!
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kajal wrote:
17) 1/10/2011 11:43:24 AM
hi very one, elf doing a very great job . i think this product is very good and very easy to use. and the cost of the product is very good . thats why i like elf product very much
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chanaric wrote:
18) 1/10/2011 11:43:26 AM
I think this is a great product. I have enjoyed using it and will continue to use it. I just ordered some nail polish and I am waiting on it now. A friend told me about the product and she loves it too.
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Bohooo wrote:
19) 1/10/2011 11:43:32 AM
What a great look, thanks for the information on using only product. Sure makes it quick and easy
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Arleenzhere wrote:
20) 1/10/2011 11:43:46 AM
GREAT product, going to get them in all the colors available. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE E.L.F's Studio line.......Keep up the great work
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Arpi wrote:
21) 1/10/2011 11:45:43 AM
woww what a great look!! the brushes i bought from elf helped me get something similar to this, and i loved it!!!
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FluffityPuff wrote:
22) 1/10/2011 11:47:44 AM
Sweet! I could never pull off the look, though! :)
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KikiShoes wrote:
23) 1/10/2011 11:50:20 AM
I would love to try this product for $3. Although the $9 version disappointed me, I believe that this an innovation worth trying again. Perhaps E.L.F. has done it better.
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Kel17 wrote:
24) 1/10/2011 11:51:45 AM
This looks easy enough. Now if only I had somewhere to go that required a smoky eye.
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nikkie wrote:
25) 1/10/2011 11:52:31 AM
You can also buy the 32 eye shadow palette to create a smokey eye. The colors are so easy to blend abd for only $5 and have unlimited options from natural to smokey eye look.
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makeup123 wrote:
26) 1/10/2011 11:52:52 AM
I can't wait to test it out!
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heroofkvatch wrote:
27) 1/10/2011 11:52:57 AM
This looks great and so simple!
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sundrunk wrote:
28) 1/10/2011 12:05:13 PM
Just one color? It might be simple but I feel like this will make your eye look flat and raccoon-y :\ But I love your products!
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tinabuix3 wrote:
29) 1/10/2011 12:11:26 PM
I love this very dramatic smoky eye look. I'm in college so this look will work with a lot of my outfits. Plus it's a great price for us college kids!
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Smokey Eyes wrote:
30) 1/10/2011 12:26:32 PM
I love the smokey eye look - it can be tricky thanks for the great tip!!!
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Floflo wrote:
31) 1/10/2011 12:37:32 PM
The trick is not to be scared to put "too much" black, it's never too much! Once you get over the misconception, enjoy the smokey eye effects!
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justpeachy93 wrote:
32) 1/10/2011 12:44:12 PM
I love smokey eyes :)
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ElisaMarie wrote:
33) 1/10/2011 12:46:41 PM
Wow! I've always wondered how to do the perfect smoky eye and now I know! Thanks, Achelle!
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eveyvonne wrote:
34) 1/10/2011 1:27:23 PM
i feel the trick to obtain an smoky eye is to use a good quality smudge brush.
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AmandaB wrote:
35) 1/10/2011 2:02:33 PM
To make my smokey eye, I loooove to smudge the shimmer eyeliner in black all around my eye, and then add some mascara. Perfect!
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Tee Tee wrote:
36) 1/10/2011 2:16:07 PM
I love ELF I have so many of their products..for my smokey eye I use the 1 dollar quad and it gives me a bold look. Thanks ELF for all your beautiful products that are cheap...
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Becca_2013 wrote:
37) 1/10/2011 3:03:41 PM
My smokey eyes always have lots of beautiful browns with just a little of black or a charcoal in the creases! The browns make the eyes look natural while the blacks make the eyes smoke!
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nabel0906 wrote:
38) 1/10/2011 4:17:36 PM
my trick is to start with a little eye shadow first so that i dont go over board with too much, then i add more as needed. also eyeliner by itself smudged with and eyeshadow brush makes the perfect easy smokey eye.
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dannibear wrote:
39) 1/10/2011 6:48:20 PM
My tip for achieving the perfect smokey eye is to pick colors that look best with your eye color, it doesn't always have to be black and dark gray. I have bright green eyes and I am always looking for ways to play them up, so I use purples. I use a silver in the inner corners of my eyes, and a light eggplant color all over the lid and a dark plum color on the crease and outter corners of my eyes blending as I work my way through. A good smokey eye is all about blending, and not all about piling on layers of black! Purples and gold/browns are by far my favorite to doing a smokey eye, and I always add a little shimmer/shine to mine. I hope this helps someone :)
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thesehipsfly wrote:
40) 1/10/2011 9:06:55 PM
blend blend blend!
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ravester wrote:
41) 1/10/2011 9:25:44 PM
BLEND! & don't overdue the black!
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kaceyface7 wrote:
42) 1/10/2011 9:43:36 PM
I will definitely take these tips into action. I do smoky eyes nearly 24/7 and I have gone through many different methods from blending shimmery colors with the black, to putting on glitter paste on the lid before the eyeshadow to darken the color and now I'm glad to say that I will go out and get an eyeshadow stick to make makeup application much smoother and quicker.
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zoeb wrote:
43) 1/11/2011 6:24:49 AM
Just wanted you to know I love your eye makeup, I have my sixteen year old niece hooked, she has a birthday coming up and would like to buy your products for her favor bags. See you soon!
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true2me wrote:
44) 1/11/2011 6:38:32 AM
I like to highlight the arch of my brow with elf mineral makeup in "angel" just adds to the smokey effect and gives it that "WoW" factor. A dap of it in the corner of the eye also brightens the eye! Don't forget, blend, blend, blend.
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L123LZ wrote:
45) 1/11/2011 2:06:43 PM
I think this is very nice smokey eyes look, and what a great way to safe money for an exact look.
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makeupluvr17 wrote:
46) 1/11/2011 7:31:52 PM
i think the best style is the smokey eye aand elf definetely creates a affordable way to do it i luv it!!!!(:
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hotcoco_610 wrote:
47) 1/11/2011 7:37:48 PM
I don't think a smoky eye with black eyeshadow is girly or pretty (just my thought)but in bronze and purple shades its very feminine and elf has all of the products to make it happen.
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baby doll wrote:
48) 1/11/2011 10:59:23 PM
im soo incapable of creating the smoky eye look i just cant do it but i hope this product makes me able to do it cuz im dying to achieve that look
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HowtobeFancy wrote:
49) 1/12/2011 12:15:14 AM
My trick is to use a good blending brush to blend away harsh lines at the edges. Keeps the "raccoon" look from happening! xoxo
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ashx3 wrote:
50) 1/13/2011 10:35:51 AM
this was so hard for me to do but with practice comes perfection ;)
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joshfarrolover wrote:
51) 1/15/2011 10:16:39 AM
I bought a smoky eye kit from elf which gives the same effect as the products in this look and it was around 5 dollars and i love it still you get so many products !
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ashk wrote:
52) 1/16/2011 3:28:52 PM
i'm definitely gonna be adding that to my list of things to buy off the site! it looks great!!
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ashk wrote:
53) 1/16/2011 3:29:02 PM
i'm definitely gonna be adding that to my list of things to buy off the site! it looks great!!
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CubanPrincess wrote:
54) 1/18/2011 8:08:27 AM
What I love the most is that you give us options that don't have to be high end so we don't spend so much money! I LOVE E.L.F.!!!!
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liveloveelf123 wrote:
55) 1/18/2011 8:58:55 AM
You ko what i love about e.l.f is that you can make a professional look for an amazing price. I basically only but e.l.f cosmetics! I LOVE THEM!
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Sammie:) wrote:
56) 2/24/2012 5:11:16 PM
Have yall tried this with less POPPY colors like a green or brown??? and if so which products would work best???
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