Shimmer Shadow That Is Cool, Not Cheesy

When someone mentions a "shimmery smoky eye," you probably get visions of those crazy, inky-black looks from high school. We understand: Sparkly shadows can sometimes look tacky. But there are actually a lot of modern ways to wear this look. Don't believe us? Well, that's exactly why we're bringing you this installment of Macro Makeover. Here, we'll walk you step by step through the process of putting together this daytime-perfect look. Start with a matte, brown shadow all over the top lid. Bring that same shadow along the lower lashline, and then grab a shimmer in a similar color. Focus it right on the center of your top lid. Use a brown pencil to line the top and bottom lashlines, and then smoke it out. Finish with a touch of mascara, and you're done! Feeling inspired? Watch the video above for the full blow-by-blow. Who said shimmer was passé?

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