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This Perfect Smokey Eye How-To Uses Geometry and Strategic Smudging

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: • References: thebeautydepartment & refinery29
The perfect smokey eye can be a difficult look to master, on par with symmetrical winged liner. Also like winged eye-liner, there is no shortage of tutorials online claiming to have perfection down to a step-by-step science. But these graphic smokey eye tips from the Beauty Department might finally have a fool-proof way to master the perfect smokey eye look.

By strategically lining the lid with cleverly crafted angles, the perpetual question of what shade goes where is answered. The key, other than geometry, is using a smudge-able liner. With careful placement of this crosshatched technique, once smudged, everything magically comes together in a perfect smokey eye.

If this makeup look is one you want to try, the full directions are available on the Beauty Department's website. Stats for Crosshatched Makeup Tutorials Trending: This Quarter & Buzzing
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