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Sultry smoky eyes can be softened up with lighter hues for subtle sexiness and a look that’s less intense. Famed makeup artist, Napoleon Perdis, whose ultimate goal in developing his cosmetics line was to turn runway into reality for the average woman, suggests using colors like gray and taupe as alternatives for the smoldering look.
1. Start by framing your eyes with mascara on the top and lower lashes. Perdis recommends his Mesmer-Eyes Mascara “made with TLC– thickening, lengthening and curling properties.”
2. Next, use a shimmering nude on the eyelids, and smudge a gray hue close to the lashes. This sort of application is a lot easier since you don’t have to blend as much.
3. Line the eyes with a black liner, such as China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Equinox by Napoleon Perdis.
To offset the darker shades used on the eyes, Perdis suggests using a creamy nude color with pink undertones on the lips.
Finish off by sweeping pink blush lightly across the cheekbones to balance the look.