14/08/2014 12:31 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

​How To Do A Smokey Eye

A smouldering smokey eye adds a glamorous, sultry finish to any look and is as timeless as a bold red lip or a little black dress. Gorgeous on any complexion, a smokey eye is a great choice for any and every occasion, from summer weddings to holiday parties.

​How to do a smokey eye

Creating this sexy look may seem super high-maintenance not to mention high-risk (get it wrong and you risk looking like a raccoon, or Gossip Girl punk rocker Taylor Momsen). So, to keep you right we've got some pro tips on how to achieve the perfect smokey eye from Illamasqua's key make-up artist, Charlotte Savoury.

Check out her guide on how to do a smokey eye below – and remember, this dramatic look works best when the eyes do the talking, so skip the heavy blush and overdone lips.