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YOUR LOOK makeup By Yahaira Rosario Smoke Gets in YourEyes Your days and nights are both set this fall when you take advantage of the alluring looks of dark, intense colors all is a great season to wear those dark colors you have been shying away from all summer. What better way to do that than with the ultimate smokey eye and using shades of dark colors that complement your eye color? Smokey eyes have been a big style for quite awhile and there’s no sign this particular trend is dying. The key to the perfect smokey eye is proper blending. You want to make sure colors are blended together flawlessly. I used grey and black on our model Lauren to enhance the warm brown in her eyes. The most amazing part about the smokey eye look is that it can be done for either day or night. In order to establish a daytime look, use the darker colors in moderation. Dark brown, gold, and taupe colors are great for the daytime. For your nighttime look, you can use navy, dark grey, dark green, and black. A great way to in- tensify this look is to add some liner to both the top and bottom of the eye. The smokey eye is a great way to elicit “Oohs” and “Ahs” from your friends, colleagues, and family when it comes to how great you look. It can also be worn for that fun and elegant special occasion. Let your eyes stand out on the runway, dance floor or in pictures with the perfect smokey accents. Here is a step-by-step guide to how you can recreate Lauren’s look: F Model Lauren Barnette is a southern girl at heart, born and raised in the mountains of Virginia. This fun-witted extrovert has been entertaining since before she could walk, always having a “microphone” in hand. Lauren is the official host of LXM PRO, the world's only professional lacrosse tour. BEFORE 14 PAGEANTRY PHOTOS BY TED WEST IT’S PRIME TIME First, prime your eyes to have your makeup last all night. Also, with your finger, add a neutral base color to the mobile lid for your shadows to stick. Now take a shimmery, white color and dab it all over your lid, stopping at the crease. Then take a dark grey shade and blend it into your crease. It’s important to pair light base col- ors with rich dark colors. Make sure to blend out the grey shade to have no harsh lines. WATER PROOF POSITIVE Next, line the top of the eyelid and bottom of the lid with wa- terproof eyeliner to prevent smudging, adding some of the black liner to the inner part of the waterline as well. A good way to keep the inner part of the liner from smudging is by setting the liner with black eye shadow. Don’t forget to make sure both eyes match and blend color with a Q-tip if need be. After that, add some dra- matic lashes with a generous coat of mascara to the top and bot- tom lashes. You’ll want to apply a few coats of mascara so the lashes are thick and dark. If you don’t have naturally long, curled lashes, curl them with a lash curler first.