Easiest Smoky Eye Ever

Courtesy of Hype HairCourtesy of Hype HairWe love rediscovering great makeup finds and adding them back into our beauty regime, especially ones that make us look amazing with almost no effort.

Laura Mercier's Metallic Creme Eyeshadow ($22, blurmercury.com) will be your holiday makeup lifesaver. Seriously. We picked up the helpful tubes in Platinum (base) and Burnished Copper this weekend at our local Blue Mercury store. Both are fantastic hues for every eye color and skin tone. Plus, this eyeshadow won't leave those horrible crease marks on your lids, and it provides a sticky enough base to apply regular eyeshadow on top that will last all day or night.

Two-Step Smoky Eye:
  1. Use your eyeshadow brush to apply the Platinum base color all over your lid, being sure to blend up towards your brown bone.
  2. Next, use your eyeshadow brush to apply the Burnished Copper color to just your lid, blending to the outer corner, lash line, inner corner and crease. Voila. You've just created a chic smokey eye with two colors and one brush.
It doesn't get much easier than that. Remember, you don't need a lot of this stuff, just squeeze out about two millimeters worth of product for your whole eye. Then, finish with liner and mascara. This creates a great holiday look for any party you plan to attend.

Insider Tip: Laura Mercier artists will be at the Blue Mercury store on the Upper West Side in NYC this Friday and Saturday for consultations. Book your appointment early!

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