Your Smokey Eye Made Simple!

We’re so excited that, this month, we’ve included the ultimate smokey eye duo inside every February Birchbox! (Not signed up yet? Get yours now!) Yes, as two of your five beauty treats you’ll receive a FULL-SIZE Spectrum Collections Eye Contour Brush and a POP Beauty Eyeshadow Trio. They work amazingly separately but even better together! Here’s exactly how to use them to create a foolproof, three-step, smokey eye…

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STEP 1

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Start by taking the first shade in the trio, the pale pearlescent pink, and sweeping it all over your eyelid. The Spectrum Collections brush is made with synthetic bristles, so it works perfectly with cream or powder shadows, and the fluffy texture means it’s perfect for applying colour quickly! If you fancy a pretty everyday look, then the soft effect of this shadow looks lovely alone too!

STEP 2

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You’ll notice that the brush is slightly tapered, so it’s perfect for getting into the contours of your lid to define your eyes. The second shade in the POP Beauty palette is a beautiful lilac shade – great for subtly enhancing the shape of your eyes. Take a small amount on the tip of your make-up brush and blend it through the crease of your eyelid. Work the brush into the socket of the eye to create a diffused effect.

STEP 3

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Now it’s time to create that smokey effect! Use the very tip of the brush to pick up the darkest purple shade. Think of this as your liner – brush it close to the lash line to define your eyes, blending outwards as you go. For a more dramatic effect, work the colour out from the corners of your eyes to mimic the effect of winged liner. The result should be a soft, sultry, smokey effect that you can wear day or night!

Don’t forget, every subscriber will receive both of these products inside their February Birchbox so get yours today!