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The Lazy Girl's Sultry, Smoky Eye

Are all the energetic people out of the room? Good. Because today I'm going to reveal my favorite, stuck-in-vacation-torpor makeup trick.

A Victoria's Secret makeup artist taught it to me a few years ago, and it's perfect for those summer nights when you need to look like you made an effort. Without, you know, the actual effort. It literally takes one minute:

1. Line the lower inner rim of your eye with a soft kohl pencil (chocolate, black, gray or navy are all good).
2. Blink hard for a few seconds, so the liner drifts outward and upward.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you achieve the right, sexy intensity, and smudge it into place.

Leave it at that. Or, if you get a wave of creative energy, press some corresponding powder eye shadow on top of the liner with a small brush. That will strengthen the effect and make it last longer, too.

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