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RV Reader Priya sent me a tweet saying,”I would like to know how to do smokey eyes on Asian skin without looking like I have a black eye and with eyelashes should I wear it before or after applying my make-up? I can’t ever put eyelashes on afterwards”

Here are all the products you’ll need for an Asian skin-friendly smokey eye. I’ll suggest using two shades of brown eyeshadow – a light and dark shade. I found the perfect palette from Sephora that has all the tones for creating this look! Start off with the lighter shade on your eyelid first then the darker eyeshadow. For a more dramatic look, use black eyeshadow at the end of your eyelid when contouring.

Another way to add va-va-voom to your smokey eye is to use a liquid black eyeliner on your top eyelid once you’ve finished applying your eyeshadow. Use a matte black eyeliner on the bottom eyelid, the more streaks of eyeliner you apply, the more bolder your smokey eye would be. Be sure to add a bronzer to your cheeks and T bone for a much needed glow.

I found this video made by Bollywood Celebrity Make-up Artist Jawaad Ashraf who shows a fabulous step by step guide on how to avoid looking like you’ve got a black eye. Your lip colour plays a role in how good your smokey eye turns out so I picked out some colours that should work on your skin. I’ll recommend nude and pink lip glosses. Switch it up with a coral lipstick for an instant update on this look! With eyelashes, it’s better to put it on afterwards. Click here to watch a tutorial on how best to wear them!

xxox The Girl in Red Lipstick