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Fashion Week Beauty School: The New Smoky Eye

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LaureLuxe AJ

Backstage was abuzz with pre-show prep at designer LaureLuxe's evening show, but we were able to snag AJ Crimson to get the scoop on this creation.

The Inspiration: "I saw the clothes and immediately thought of the movie 300. The look is a little dirty, grungy—but alluring." (Um, dirty but alluring sounds like the perfect night-out eye to us!)

The How-to:
Start with moisturizer: AJ likes his girls' skin glowing so he started with Embrolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate. The rich yet quick-absorbing cream is a cult-favorite among makeup artists.  For an extra glowifying boost spritz skin with a little Caudalie Beauty Elixir. Even skin is a must so apply your fave AJ Crimson Creme Foundation before moving on to the eye.

AJ Tools

The perfect backdrop for your smoky eye is Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #148, apply that over your entire lid starting at the lash line and up into the brows. Dust on your lower lid as well. Layer MUFE #84 on top, "It's a green with a hint of shimmer—perfect for this smoky eye because it's very earthy," says AJ. Line your eyes with a black pencil, apply more liner to the lower lash line than upper to enhance the smoky effect. AJ's secret to intensifying your smoke: Use your finger to dab a dark gray cream shadow around your lash line. To get that gilded highlight in the inner corners of the eye, AJ mixed Mehron Metallic Powder with a little clear OCC Lip Tar.  Top off with your favorite black mascara.

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