by ZOE FOSTER

I can’t see one good reason why we dames shouldn’t all have a quick, cheaty smoky eye trick up our sleeves. So, here’s mine, which I bring out when I am feeling lazy, rushed, or uninspired to do all of the layering and blending and fancy work that comes with proper smoked up eye makeup.

You’ll need a cream eye shadow, a powder eye shadow which is a few shades darker than your cream shadow, and a couple of brushes: a flat, cream shadow brush (you can use your finger but I strongly recommend the precision and lasting power a brush brings), a defining or liner brush, and a regular fluffy shadow brush for blending.

You may also need some Ovalteenies for nutrition and stamina.

Here is the end result:

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Zoe is an author, columnist and porridge fan. Her books include the beauty bible Amazing Face, dating and relationship guide Textbook Romance, and three novels, Air KissesPlaying The Field and The Younger Man. Find more info on her here, or supervise on her daily procrastination here and here.

Please understand that Zoë cannot respond to ALL your questions – but never fear, there are readers that are bound to know the answers, so don’t be afraid to ask.

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