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You Don't Have To Be A Pro To Do The Smokey Eye. Master It In 6 Easy Steps!

Ah—the classic smokey eye! This makeup look has long been the eye look of choice for most women for years for its sheer ability to turn the plainest of looks around. 

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Whether you're looking for a way to make your eyes bigger, create a dramatic look for an evening date, or simply just master a key eye makeup look you can sport for formal events in the years to come—the classic smokey eye is the look to try!


Photo: Tom Ford A/W 2019


There are a ton of ways to achieve the smokey eye—there's the black smokey, the colored smokey, even the metallic smokey, but the sexiest and sultriest one of the bunch is the subtle smokey brown look which is easily a must-try for daily wear (opt for matte eyeshadow for this), and a go-to for evening (switch to metallics for after dark occasions). 

We are lucky enough to be given a tutorial on creating a sexy, subtle smokey brown look straight from New York Fashion Week, as the recently concluded Tom Ford A/W 2019 runway showcased models in this coveted look. Check out the step by step guide on achieving this date night look below:


Step 1:

Use the Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation in the model’s matching shade. It is applied to even out skin tone for a flawless complexion with seamless coverage.


Step 2:

The Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate defines and contours cheekbones while staying invisible to the naked eye. Be careful to blur any harsh edges for a seamless finish.


Step 3:

Using the Brow Sculptor in the shade Espresso grooms and shapes brows to define and enhance features. The unique calligraphy tip allows a tailor-made stroke, from thin to wide.


Step 4:

As for the smokey eye, from the lower lash line to lid, use the Tom Ford Eye Quad in 03 Nude Dip. It creates a soft and subtle smoky eye. Wash the entire lid with desired shade, then line the eye line with a soft kohl eyeliner pencil. Finally, smudge eyeliner with a brush to create a seamless smokey finish! 


Step 5:

The next generation of liquid lip debuted backstage. The Tom Ford Lip Lacquer Luxe – matte in 01 Darling gives lips a luminous gleam on the runway, the neutral nude with a light flush of color pulls you in yet perfectly complements the eyes.


Step 6:

Symmetrical, sculpted cheekbones are vital to creating the Tom Ford look. Cheek Color in 06 Inhibition delivers a luminous, velvety glow that’s almost transparent.


Watch the video below for application tips and techniques you can cop:




1—Cushion Compact; 2—Eye Color Quad in 03 Nude Dip; 3—Lip Lacquer Luxe; 4—Shade And Illuminate; 5—Traceless Foundation Stick, all at Tom Ford Rustan's Makati or Adora Greenbelt 5