At this point in the game, the smokey eye is a classic and go-to makeup look for an night out. But what if you wanted a way to create the same effect during the day?

Lots of time spent playing with makeup certainly has its benefits, and after much trial and error by the staff, and countless products gone through by our beauty experts, we have a new routine to rely on to get the perfect sultry eye in the five minutes allotted for it at 7 am.

It all comes down to three simply and easily accesible products.

The first is a mid-toned bronze eye color.  Something with a bit of sparkle, shine or a metallic finish works best here, but if you really aren’t a fan, feel free to rock the look with a more matte shade. There are some really stellar options on the market, but newcomer to the game and fan favorite is Colour Pop Cosmetics. They have a whole host of shades to choose from, but for this look the Super Shock Shadow in the shade Boy Band is the perfect warm toned reddish bronze that creates instant dimension on the eye. The best part? It retails for just 5$ and lasts all day long on its own. Apply the color to your lid, then blend it softly into the crease of your eye and run a little bit underneath your lower lash line, if you are feeling up for a little more drama.

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To add to the smokey effect created by the color, follow up with a nice dark matte black or deep brown liner just at the very base of the eyelashes. Keeping the dark liner close to the edge of your lashes diminishes the chance that the look will start to seem dark all over and just keep it defined and soft. We suggest applying the liner and following it up with a finger or a q-tip to soften the line and add some smoke. The Ardency Inn Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner Pencil mixes deep black color with a soft smudge-able texture that aids in creating a soft smokey look.

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The final step, as with any eye look, is lashings of mascara. You can opt for a volumizing or lengthening formula, whatever suits your lashes best, but the one mascara that gives the best results across the board is Too Faced Better Than Sex. Now if your mascara is better than sex, we might argue that you’re doing something wrong, but the mascara is pretty damn good in it’s own right! It comes equipped with a pretty big hourglass shaped brush, but once you get accustomed to the shape it creates almost false looking lashes that don’t flake or smudge.

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 There are so many colors to choose from, so pick one of your favorites and recreate the look in your favorite shade. Share it with us on Twitter and Instagram @StyleBlendMag

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