Intense , versatile and low-maintenance - this classic look never gets old. Follow these simple steps to ensure your shadow looks soft and sooty but never slept in.
HOW TO DO IT
- Trace the upper lid with a soft black pencil to define the shape and add intensity to the lash line. Then gently smudge it with your fingertip to diffuse the line
- Using a medium-size domed brush, apply inky powder to the crease of the eye. Then blend it downward for a wash of color over the entire lid
- With a smaller brush that has firm bristles , press a gunmetal shade into the lower lash line. Apply a silver powder to the inner corners to lighten the overall effect
- Piles on the mascara. Stiles (MUA) prefers a small , easy-to-maneuver wand. Instead of heavy lip color, choose a glossy or balm-like neutral for a "slightly less finished mouth"
Four easy to blend shades, Chanel Quadra eye shadow in smokey eye, $56; chanel.com
Durable synthetic and natural bristles, MAC brush #217, $23; maccosmetics.com
Stiff and dense for maximum control, Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Small eye-shadow soft round tip brush, $29; neimanmarcus.com
A pencil that's easy to swipe on and smudge. MAC eye kohl in smolder , $17; maccosmetics.com
Coats every lash, Maybelline Lash discovery mascara in Very Black, $7; at Wal-mart
Pale pink with bold shine. CK Calvin Klein Beauty Delicious Pout lip glass in Sparkle, $13; at Sephora