Smoky Eye Makeup That’s Office-Appropriate? It’s True!

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Think smoky eye makeup is only for the evening? Think again! You just need to keep it simple and bronzy. Black can be a bit harsh, but bronze looks good on all eye colors and skin types, and works from the office to happy hour. Let’s get going:

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Step 1:
Apply a shadow in a medium tone all over the lid to your brow bone.

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Step 2: Take a creamy bronze pencil (or dark brown) and draw along the upper lash line and lower lash line.

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Step 3:
Using a smudge brush, blend the liner into the lashes and along the bottom to smoke it out. Finish with a couple coats of black mascara.

– by Erica Davidson 

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Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.11.40 AM Erica was born and raised in Santa Monica. After graduating from college in Northern California, she moved back to L.A. to pursue her career as a makeup artist and hair stylist. In 2008, she joined Aim Artists and has been represented by them since. When she’s not busy working on commercials, print, editorials, and red carpet events, she’s blogging about all things beauty on her own blog Pretty Pleased. Erica lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Benji, and son, Jack.


Smoky eye makeup for the office

on 09/10/2014

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    Jenny 09/10/2014 at 9:22 am #

    Simple application for a beautiful look. Thank you ^_^

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    Jane Paddick 09/11/2014 at 12:27 pm #

    Thank you for making it so simple!!

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    krystalons 09/12/2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I feel that anything is office-appropriate…that’s if there not a dress code. To be honest…I really don’t like dress codes! But, mostly…some workplaces require dress codes, because the associate like to be a little wayward with their attire. But, I’ve learned that at a job interview…you are dressed correctly! The reason I know this is because I’ve learned it form vocational classes that you are to dress the way you need to dress for a job interview. You wear a two-piece suit, a pantsuit, or a skirt and the skirt has to be at least below the knee. I prefer skirts that are below the knee…because it’s more conservative.

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    Lucille 09/26/2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Please, what is the name of the shadow you are using? That shade is gorgeous.

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