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BEAUTY BAR: Chain-Smoker

If you j’adore makeup, receiving a new eyeshadow palette in your twenties is like being handed a fresh box of Crayola crayons as a child. The creative options are endless. When you reach adulthood your face becomes your very own coloring book, and as Michael Kors once said, “Beauty and makeup and color is like the finishing touch on everything.”

This Fashionista was sporting the perfect finishing touch, gently dusted across her eyelids like it was painted by DaVinci himself. Her striking, smokey eye gave me serious makeup envy. Nonetheless, her makeup was “on fleek.” Perfect for a night on the town or just a normal winter day.

Along with her sultry smokey eyes, this Fashionista donned a cranberry lip and a thick penciled brow, which complemented the boldness of her eyeshadow. For a smokey effect that was not too over-the-top, she focused on the outer corner of her eye to create a look that was still wearable to class. If you have a flair for the dramatics, experiment with shadowing your entire eye using a variation of gray and purple tones. The cool, dark colors that comprise a smokey eye make it perfect for the winter months, as brighter nude and gold hues are more characteristic of warmer weather.

Paired with this Fashionista’s flawless face was a casual ensemble of leggings, boots and a flannel. She topped off her outfit with a black beanie and an ultracool jean jacket bedecked with heather-knit sleeves. For a more muted version of a smokey eye, this Fashionista’s relaxed attire struck the ideal balance. If you plan on lighting your eyes up, pair with a flirty black dress and some lace-up heels.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To get this Fashionista’s look, you’ll need a smokey eye eyeshadow palette, a dark-brown, brow pencil and a muted cranberry-toned lipstick. For a look this bold, make sure you keep your foundation on a more natural scale as this Fashionista did. You don’t want anything to detract from those luscious lids!

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