Tip #2: Apply your eyeshadow to the lid only!! The raccoon effect comes into play when you look like you've been punched in the eye. Keeping the eyeshadow on the lid adds a sultry effect without going overboard. If you have deep set eyes, then you can apply your color to your crease but don't overdo it!
Tip #3: Bronzer is your friend. When you apply a matte or dark eyeshadow, blending is key. But when blending isn't enough or just isn't working, apply bronzer to help with the process. When applied around the edges of your dark eyeshadow, it helps make the eyeshadow look more natural and less harsh.
Tip #4: Concealer AFTER eyeshadow. Applying your under eye concealer before you attempt a smoky eye is counter productive unless you're using cream eyeshadows. When working with dark eyeshadows and blending, you cant escape the dreaded 'fallout', which is the eyeshadow that falls down when you apply it. Then you end up with a raccoon look because the black eyeshadow is stuck to your concealer! Do your smoky eyes, wipe away any fallout or eyeshadow with an Eye Makeup Remover Pad, and then apply your concealer!
Tip #5: Don't forget your primer! All of your hard work will end up looking like a creased mess if you plan on wearing it out to a party or out all night, so be sure to use an Eyelid Primer before you apply your eyeshadows. It will hold your look in place all night!
What are YOUR smoky eye tips?