"Put your eyeliner on before any eye shadow. When applying eye shadow, blend the shadow and the eyeliner together to create a more seamless and natural look."
I might be a total idiot, but I never thought of this one simple tip in all of my years of wearing makeup, but I love it!
It makes my eyes look a little more smokey and not so much like I am wearing a paint by numbers face!
There it is from Real Simple to me to you! Happy makeup application!