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How to do an easy holiday smokey eye

Let's face it, you basically never have more than 15 minutes to pull yourself together. Luckily, this quick smoky eye is like a holiday miracle.

By Erin Finlayson

How to do an easy holiday smokey eye

Smoky eye

What you’ll need

  • A fluffy shadow brush
  • A small, stiff shadow or liner brush
  • A clean powder or shadow brush
  • Your favourite medium brown or grey shadow (break out a shimmery shadow)
  • Mascara

How to do an easy holiday smokey eyeIllustrations: Alëna Skarina

Step 1

Using your fluffy shadow brush, dust eyeshadow across the lid up to the crease.

How to do an easy holiday smokey eyeIllustrations: Alëna Skarina

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Step 2

Add a bit more shadow to the fluffy brush and blend back and forth into the crease.

How to do an easy holiday smokey eyeIllustrations: Alëna Skarina

Step 3

Using the stiff brush, line upper and lower lash lines with more shadow for a smoky look.

How to do an easy holiday smokey eyeIllustrations: Alëna Skarina

Step 4

Using the powder brush, blend the shadow in your crease down to the outer corner of your eye for a more dramatic look.

How to do an easy holiday smokey eyeIllustrations: Alëna Skarina

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Step 5

Finish with mascara on top and bottom lashes.

How to do an easy holiday smokey eyeIllustrations: Alëna Skarina

Ta-Da!

Tip: Keep your lips nude so the focus stays on your eyes.

How to do an easy holiday smokey eyeIllustrations: Alëna Skarina

A version of this article appeared in our December 2016 issue, titled "The easy smoky eye," pg. 26.

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