How to Get J-Lo's Dark and Smoky Eyes

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Jennifer Lopez knows how to take "Jenny From the Block" to the red carpet -- with a powerful and seductive smoky eye. Pair this look with a nude lip and highlighted cheeks and make anywhere you go your own real-life runway.

  • Primer
  • Stiff eye shadow brush
  • Fluffy eye shadow brush
  • Warm brown eye shadow
  • Dark brown eye shadow
  • Shimmery brown eye shadow
  • Dark brown eyeliner pencil
  • Black eyeliner pencil
  • Black eye shadow
  • Flat angled brush
  • Highlighter shadow
  • Black mascara

1 Apply primer from your lid

Apply primer from your lid to your brow bone.

2 Use a stiff eye shadow brush

Use a stiff eye shadow brush to apply a warm brown hue into your crease. Create a V shape by connecting the line you just created to an outward angle from the corner of your eye. This creates a cat-eye look.

3 Soften out the line

Soften out the line with a fluffy eye shadow brush.

4 Repeat the shadow process again

Repeat the shadow process again, but angling your crease line upward and inward toward your brow.

5 Apply a dark brown shadow

Apply a dark brown shadow with your stiff brush to the outside corner of your V. Fill in that area of your crease to add depth. Stay inside the lighter brown color to avoid covering it up. Continue applying until you achieve a solid dark color.

6 Color

Color in the rest of your eyelid with a dark brown eyeliner pencil.

7 Use your stiff brush

Use your stiff brush to apply a shimmery brown eye shadow over the pencil.

8 Apply black eyeliner

Apply black eyeliner on the corner of your eye up to the crease.

9 Cover the black eyeliner with a black eye shadow

Cover the black eyeliner with a black eye shadow, using your stiff brush.

Line your upper and lower lashes with your black eyeliner pencil.

Apply black eye shadow over your lash line, using a flat, angled brush. Carry it upward at the corner of your eye, following your first brown shadow pattern.

Apply your shimmery brown eye shadow below the lower lash line using your stiff brush.

Line the lower lashes with your black eye shadow and your flat, angled brush.

Use your finger to apply a highlighter shadow to your brow bone and tear duct.

Apply black mascara to your top and bottom lashes and flutter those sultry smoky eyes of yours.

  • Trade your brown shadows for shades of purples or blues for a colorful smoky eye effect.

Los Angeles-based writer Elana Kluner has been writing internationally since 2008. Her work has been published in M2Women Magazine, DANZ Quarterly, Central leader, Western Leader, The Other Duck and Spa Violet. Kluner graduated with a Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Auckland University of Technology and studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

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