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The 5-Minute Smokey Eye

A smokey eye is perhaps the most sought-after yet intimidating eye makeup look that we all wish we could master. While the cut-crease and glitter eye makeup looks are probably best left to the pro’s, getting a handle on the smokey eye isn’t as daunting a task. Believe it or not but this easy hack will give you a smokey eye in five minutes, and using only 5 products. It’s quick, beginner-friendly, and can be as bold or subtle as you’d like. Pair this look with a sultry cocktail dress or a chic blazer and we guarantee all eyes will be on you!


The Tools

  • Eyeliner Pencil
  • Eyeshadow Blending Brush
  • Mascara
  • Eyeshadow Palette (optional)
  • Concealer and Compact (optional)

The Hack

A ‘#’ hashtag symbol on your eyelid

The Tutorial

Step 1:

Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer and blend it out using your ring finger and light dabbing motions.

Step 2:

Using the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Finishing Powder and a fluffy brush, lightly dust some powder on top of your eyelids to set the concealer. This will keep your eyelids matte and increase the longevity of the eye makeup. You can even use a light-coloured eyeshadow from the Lakme Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette, Smokin Glam, 12g for this step.

Step 3:

Using the Kareena Kapoor Khan By Lakmé Absolute Eye Definer pencil, draw a ‘#’ in the outer corners of your eyelids. Remember, the hashtag symbol should not extend beyond the crease.

Step 4:

Use the smudger tool attached to the eyeliner pencil or a blending brush to blend out the hashtag. Be sure to blend it into your crease and towards the center of your eyelid (in a > shape). You can repeat Step 3 until you have achieved the desired colour intensity. Next, use a darker eyeshadow on the outer corner and a shimmer eyeshadow in the inner corner to intensify the look. Finally, apply some eyeliner along the outer edge of your lower lash line, blend it out using the smudger tool, and connect it to the eyeshadow on the upper lid.

Step 5:

To complete the look, line your upper lash line and lower waterline using the same eyeliner pencil. Then, add a few coats of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara in Night Drama and you’re done!

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