DO brighten up dark eyeshadow.Trace your waterline with a white pencil to make your sleepy eyes look instantly awake. To open them up even more, gently clamp down with a lash curler for 10 seconds and add two coats of mascara. Finish one eye before moving on to the next so lashes hold their amped-up shape all night.
DON’T pile on all your makeup at once.Pairing heavy blush and intense lipstick and a pound of bronzer is anything but sultry when you’ve got major eye makeup going on. A smoky eye looks prettiest when it pops out against minimal makeup.DO play with eyeshadow color.Swap out the smoky eye standby, basic gray shadow, for standout jewel tones. Rim with thick black liner for added drama.DON’T forget to add a little highlighter.Shimmery white shadow is great for adding a little sparkle to your inner corners, but working it up to your brows is glitter overkill.DO try the whole golden shimmer thing.Dust a copper colored on your lids and smudge it along the lower lash line. Add a hint of bronzer and a nude gloss look for a neutral, everyday smoky eye look that’s anything but boring!DON’T go wild with your shadow.Gray, smoky eyes will forever be a date-night makeup DO. When it comes to black shadow, less is more! In the beauty world, dark under-eye circles are never a good thing.DO add some color to your cheeks!Blush can look pretty when paired with smoky eyes—the secret is strategic blush placement. Smile in the mirror to find your apples and dust on a rosy shade. Wipe excess powder off your brush with a paper towel and then use it to blend color toward your temples. DON’T let your eye liner get out of control.When liquid liner starts getting too thick and close to your hairline, break out the makeup remover. One word of advice: Start with a little liner, then work your way up.DO experiment with sexy red-carpet-inspired eye makeup looks.We’re loving Hollywood’s new feline-shape smoky eye. Get her look with a palette. Rim your top and bottom lash lines with the darkest shade and create a sideways V shape at the outer corners of your lid. Then fill it in with your medium shade and clean up the edges with a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover.