There is no doubt that a smoky eye is both elegant and sexy, but many women may not try out the look because they’re intimidated by its hard-to-create reputation. However, experts at Allure magazine promise that crafting this sultry stare doesn’t have to be too tricky, as long as you have the right products.

Begin with a small, flat brush, and dust a matte, light gray powder over the entire lid. Next, apply a darker gray shadow into your crease and along your upper lash line. The news source suggests that those who want a more intense stare can opt for a matte black instead.

Put the brushes down and line your eyes with black pencil, and use a cotton swab to smudge the liner, as the publication promises this will up the smoky factor. Add a bit of dark gray or black shadow along your lower lash line.

To bring the look together, however, Allure shares one final secret – blend all the colors together! Use a domed eye shadow brush to apply a light layer of shimmering vanilla-colored powder, and swirl the shade over the lids.

The appropriate brushes are just as important as the perfect shadows when creating a smoky eye. Jane Iredale offers a wide variety of ideal applicators, and true beauty mavens can invest in the Professional Brush Set, which includes 16 brushes.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19908395-ADNFCR

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