How To Perfect A Smokey Eye With One Simple Trick

by Anna Halkidis
Anna is a native New Yorker who loves concerts, travel, good coffee, and her Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. She’s a multimedia journalist who earned her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her true passion for telling stories keeps her inspired.

The smokey eye is a timeless beauty technique that’s perfect for a night out. But, let’s be honest, it’s not always the simplest look to perfect.

Sometimes it might come out too dark, while other times it’s just not smokey enough. And the worst is when the makeup ends up in the places you didn’t intend.

But, one trick is bound to make your smokey eye routine a whole lot easier. It’s dubbed the “Hashtag Eye Trick.” Like using dental floss for a special manicure or pouring Coca-Cola on your hair, this technique might seem odd at first, but it totally works!

As seen in the video below, simply draw a pound sign – or what’s become known as hashtag symbol thanks to social media – on the outer corner of the eyelid with an eyeliner.

 (It’s best to use an eyeliner that has a smudger attached, like Tarte’s Skinny SmolderEYES liner found at Sephora.)

Then using a smudger brush, simply smear it on the lid till the symbol disappears. You can do the process a second time to make the smokey eye a little darker.

Come on, how simple is that?! I don’t know about you, but I wish I heard about this sooner…

Please SHARE this fabulous makeup technique with all your friends – I’m sure they’ll thank you for it!

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