Smoky eyes in 3 minutes, and the makeup will stay put well into the night – sounds like a fairy tale, right? But it's not! We'll show you in our video tutorial with fabulous Carly Wolk, makeup pro for Estée Lauder. We love this simple smoky eye because in the final look, above, our model Lindsay still looks fresh and youthful – you don't see that often with smoky-eye makeup.
And this 3-minute smoky eye application is so easy to adapt: want a more neutral effect? Use shades with more grey or chocolate brown tones. More intensity? Choose deeper colours, such as deep purple, gunmetal grey, or navy. Or black, even. Technique is key, as you'll see below in our video with Carly. Bonus: if you've ever clumped your lower-lash mascara, Carly shares an easy, quick-fix tip you'll love.
For this stay-put 3-minute smoky-eye tutorial, Carly used the following items:
Estée Lauder Double Wear Brush-On Glow BB Highlighter
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil in Night Violet
Estée Lauder Pure Color Sculpting Eyeshadow Palette in Envious Orchid
Estée Lauder Little Black Primer for eyelashes
Estée Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length & Volume Mascara
In a smoky-eye application like this, you'll look like you – a sexy, best-version you –not like a ship-ton of makeup. In fact, this is a smoky eye I'd actually love to see on my 14-year-old niece Erin. It's pretty, not overpowering. All-ages suitable.