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Bobbi Brown’s Tips for the Perfect Smoky Eye

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 25, 2021 • 3 min read

No other eyeshadow trend is as beloved (or as intimidating) as the smoky eye. This classic technique is the result of layering darker shades of eyeshadows and eyeliner—a va-va-va-voom makeup look for when you really want to bring some drama to your eyes. It’s not complex to build, but blending is crucial. You’re layering different tones of shadow to emphasize your eye’s shape, so that will inform where you place the shadows.