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How To Fix 3 Common Smoky Eye Mishaps

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A smoky eye is just as much a staple in your makeup arsenal as your favourite mascara. Although makeup artists swear the technique is foolproof to create, skipping over details can cause a series of slip-ups that will leave you with a sooty rather than sultry look. We considered the three most common pitfalls and asked the pros for their best defences. The good news: ‘If your smoky eyes wind up a little messy in the end, that's cool,’ says makeup artist Tracey Levy. ‘That's what gives it a sultry look.’ Here, we have the pro’s quick fixes for common smoky eye mishaps.

1. AVOID SHADOW FALLOUT: SK-II SIGNS EYE MASKS
Levy applies a hydrating eye patch under each eye before brushing on shadows. When the dust settles, it won't be on your face. ‘Once finished, I take off the masks and the mess goes with it,’ she says. Bonus: Your skin is left super-dewy and fresh.

SK-II Signs Eye Mask, £60, harrods.com

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2. TONE DOWN A TOO-DARK LID: Q-TIPS COTTON SWABS
Got a bit carried away? Dip a cotton swab in a cleansing water, says Gita Bass. Run it around the perimeter of your smoky eye then lightly atop your lids to pick up some color. Since these types of formulas aren't oily, they'll remove excess pigment without ruining your makeup job. You can also brush a shimmery neutral shadow over the newly clean portions to create a brighter overall effect.

Boots Cotton Buds, £1.05, boots.com

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3. PREVENT SMUDGES: LAURA MERCIER SECRET BRIGHTENING POWDER
To ensure that the layers of colour you've built don't crease or move down to your cheek after a few hours, Levy recommends applying translucent powder just outside the edges. Work it in with a small, fluffy brush, dusting over the perimeter.

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, £19.50, spacenk.com

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Article courtesy of Didi Gluck at InStyle.com

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