Time Required: 5 Minutes
1. Prep the lids. Prime lids with foundation. This serves as a base for the eyeshadow. This can be done when you apply foundation to your face before applying makeup.
2. Apply light base color. The key to a smoky eye is pairing a lighter base with the darker hue*. Sweep a light, shimmery shadow over the lids to your browbone, focusing on the inner points (by your nose).
3. Apply a darker (yet complimenting) color to outer lid, starting from the middle of the lid and sweeping across to the outer lid. Use a brush to lightly blend the lighter color with the darker color where they meet in the middle of the lid.
4. Apply eyeliner. Apply liner above the upper lash line, drawing a thicker line in the middle. Don’t forget to apply eyeliner to the bottom lash line for a true smokey look. The key is to smudge it in to give a fuller look and less of straight line. You can also apply more dark shadow (instead of smudging) to get a full smudge look.
5. Apply Mascara to both top and bottom lashes. Apply false eyelashes for added drama!
6. You are ready to hit the town!
* Use browns, blacks, dark greens or grays to suit your taste.
Tim Duncan Tip: For a bolder look, apply more shadow. Whether bold or light, apply mascara liberally! I like the gray hues found in the palette above.