Talk about trompe l'oeil — we just spotted what may be the world's sneakiest eye look over at The Beauty Department. What appears at first glance to be a creative take on graphic liner is actually step one in a series of instructions for achieving the perfect smoky eye.
Stunned? So were we — and then we saw the transformation in full. By strategically lining the lid to create a crosshatched effect, the ladies of The Beauty Department were able to take the guesswork out of which shade goes where when creating a smoked-out look. It's a tricky balance to strike with traditional shadow, but, as evidenced here, using soft, slightly smudge-able liner allows for better color control.
We'll admit, we're having one of those "Why didn't we think of that?" moments — this method is light years ahead of our usual routine of smudging, blending, and hoping for the best. Click on over to The Beauty Department to watch this liner metamorphosis in action. (The Beauty Department)