Easy tips to get Zoe Saldana's glamorous dark smoky eye look

Zoe Saldana looked great last week at the Target Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection launch, sporting super sexy charcoal smoky eyes. This dark and dramatic eye look not only adds same instant edge but makes eyes appear bigger and brighter. But beware! This shadow color done incorrectly can make you look as if you just woke up in your eye makeup. Not okay! The key to getting this look right is all in the blending. Check out a few of my simple steps below to help you replicate this smoldering style!


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Step 1: Begin by taking a medium-sized round eyeshadow brush like EcoTools Bamboo Eye Shading Brush ($4) to apply a light shimmery gray shadow, like MAC Eyeshadow in Forgery ($15), in the area slightly above the crease of the lid, blending all the way down to the lash line.

Step 2: Then layer on a dark gray shadow, like Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Charcoal ($21) over the lid and into the crease and carefully blend.

Step 3: Trace your upper lash lines with a soft black eyeliner pencil like Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Smoky Eyeliner in Black Ebony ($25). Gently smudge the lines using a cotton swab or an eyeshadow smudge brush.

Step 4: The take a small eyeshadow brush like Sephora Collection Classic Small Synthetic Eyeshadow Brush ($13) and press the charcoal shade under your lower lash lines and smudge for a more dramatic smoky effect.

Step 5: Finish off the look by piling on two of three coats of a black lengthening mascara like CoverGirl Natureluxe Mousse Mascara in Very Black ($9).

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