Tips for a Bold Smoky Eye


Scarlett Johansson's shocking pink smoky eye at the 2010 Tony Awards provided a theatrical touch of color.
Scarlett Johansson's shocking pink smoky eye at the 2010 Tony Awards provided a theatrical touch of color.
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There are times when you want to be subtle; when you want your makeup to say "professional" or "natural" or "laid-back." These times call for neutrals, pale shades and an overall light touch.

And then there are times when all that goes out the window in the name of sex-appeal and glamour and your eyes cry out for deep, dark and sultry -- a smoky eye, and not the downplayed, daytime kind.

Always sexy, the smoky-eye style can still be taken up a notch or three with different shades, techniques and creative extras. To begin with, a simple change of color: Ditch the tan, grab the black.

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