Ask a Makeup Artist: How Do I Keep My Smoky Eye from Becoming a Mess?

Updated 11/24/15

Ever have a makeup question that requires the expert guidance of a professional? Your prayers are answered. Celebrity makeup artist Wendy Rowe (who’s worked with Sienna Miller, Olivia Wilde, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to name a few) will tackle all of your burning beauty questions.

My smoky eye always comes out looking like a disaster. How can I get a clean, soft smoky eye?

The art of a smoky eye is not applying too much product. The more you apply the more it will move around. Here’s how it’s done.

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