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This Smoky Eyeliner Technique Is Perfection!

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If I had to pick two things Indian women desperately need to be weaned off of, they would definitely be their trusty kohl pencils and their obsession with growing their hair long. While I’m not against kohl-rimmed eyes, I definitely think thick black eyeliner on both the upper and lower eyelids with a heavy dose of kohl on both waterlines is a little too much for daily wear. Besides, it does not even suit a lot of women.

Breaking the monotony with coloured eye pencils is a good idea. Switching your regular jet black pencil with a soft brown or grey creates a wholly different AND flattering effect. I’d totally suggest getting adventurous and trying colours like blues, greens, and purples too. Makeup is all about having fun, after all. Precisely why I think you must check out Ankita Srivastava of Corallista-fame’s video on the smoky eyeliner.

Not only is it insanely pretty and universally flattering, but it’s also something that you can easily wear every day. Besides, I think it’s a versatile look that you can take from day to night with remarkable ease. After doing a light base makeup using a BB cream and concealor under the eyes, Srivastava uses the Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl Pencil from Sugar to line her waterline. Even though the eye pencil is water-proof, it doesn’t set immediately, giving you enough time to smudge it.

Srivastava smudges the kohl under her lower lashline using her fingers. You can also use a Q-tip to do the same. Whatever you do, the point is this look is really easy to create when you don’t have too much time to spare. She lines her upper lashline with the same pencil and smudges it too. You don’t even have to be precise while lining your eyes because you are going to smudge it anyway. Two coats of mascara later, her eyes look flat-out fabulous! I don’t know about you girls, but this is the only way I’m going to wear my eyeliner this week!

Do you have a technique easier than this? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Shop the products Srivastava uses in her video below:

Clinique Age Defence BB Cream_Hauterfly

Clinique Age Defence BB Cream (Rs 3,608)

MAC Correct & Conceal Palette_Hauterfly

MAC Correct & Conceal Palette (Rs 7,491)

Clinique Blended Face Powder_Hauterfly

Clinique Blended Face Powder (Rs 2,394)

Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl_Hauterfly

Sugar Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl (Rs 499)

Bourjois Volume Glamour Mascara_Hauterfly

Bourjois Volume Glamour Mascara (Rs 776)

Sugar Vivid Matte Lipstick Peachy Little Liars_Hauterfly

Sugar Vivid Matte Lipstick : Peachy Little Liars (Rs 599)

Shiseido Brow Styling Kit_Hauterfly

Shiseido Brow Styling Kit (Rs 7,430)


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