January 06, 2020

Without A Shadow Of A Doubt: A Foolproof Guide To The Perfect Smokey Eye

A well-executed beauty look relies on a thoughtfully concocted recipe, just like baking a cake or a batch of cookies from scratch. This equates to specific steps and quantities involved in the process of creating a potentially memorable look. For instance, Rachel’s recipe for her iconic look is one part smokey eye, one part berry lip, and two parts glowing, bronzed complexion (because healthy-looking skin is everything). 

Rachel, being an eyeshadow connoisseur, knows exactly what shades make the perfect smokey eye. So, she partnered with LORAC to bring you a palette unlike any other. The Rachel Zoe X LORAC Hollywood Glamour Mini Palette has shades suited for any complexion and will quickly become the most coveted product in your beauty arsenal. 

While a smokey eye can transform any pair of eyes and should be advocated for, we understand that its application can be quite daunting. That’s why we are breaking it down for you in just a few easy steps. Follow along for what will be your latest bookmarked tab: a step-by-step guide to mastering the perfect smokey eye. 

Step 1: Apply a neutral shade of eyeshadow all over the lid. 

Step 2: Starting at the outer corner, swipe a darker shade from the outside to the middle of the eyelid. Blend into the crease. 

Step 3: Add an even darker shade of shadow starting at the very outer corner of the lid and along the lash line. This will make your eyes pop and lashes appear fuller. 

Step 4: If you’re up for it, you can add the dark shade along the waterline of your lower lid. Be sure to make it darkest in the outer corner and fade as you reach your tear duct. 

Step 5: Apply mascara to your top and bottom lashes. 
*Protip: for fuller and longer lashes, start as the base of your lashes and wiggle the wand up to the lash tips. Do this twice. Then, start from the middle of your lashes and wiggle the wand to the lash tips.