We understand that you have a host of social events lined up this month. So we spoke to expert makeup artist Chandni Singh, owner of Chandni Singh Salon and Academy, New Delhi to teach us how to perfect a smokey eye.

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Yes, smokey eyes are very much in vogue and will only add to your beauty quotient this festive season. Click through for our step-by-step tutorial.

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Start by putting applying a small amount of moisturiser or primer to prep your eyes for a smooth application. Choose a soft hue (light brown, silver, cream and beige) from the Lakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Eyeshadow range (Duo Time is our favourite) or use the day palette from the Lakmé Absolute Baked Chromatic Eyeshadow Range, which has shades of brown. Use an eyeshadow brush to apply it just on the inner corner of your eyes.

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Line your lids with the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal—Start from the middle and go towards the outermost corner of the eye. You can make it thicker towards the outer edge, and even draw a wing for a slightly more dramatic look. Use a brush (or a cotton bud) to smudge the liner. Make sure you smudge it in an outward direction. Go slow to avoid mistakes. Then, use the same pencil on the waterline of your eyes as well.

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Use three coats of the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara to add volume and curves to your lashes, and give more definition to your eyes.

And you are done!