(Original post at: the-coveted.com/blog/2009/03/12/benefit-smokin-eyes)

This is an exclusive video preview and tutorial of the new Benefit Smokin’ Eyes, the “sexy eye & brow makeover kit.” It’s a brilliant set with just about everything you need to create gorgeous smoky eyes with ease. They really thought this out well. I’ve seen various smoky eye kits, but I think this one leaves the rest in the dust. It comes with three eye shadows, two brushes, a black liner, Benefit’s awesome Brow Zings wax, tweezers, and super fabulous, brightening Eye Bright. Smokin’ Eyes doesn’t officially launch until next week, but you can purchase it online now for $36.

I shot a tutorial at one of the lovely Benefit Boutiques here in San Francisco with the very talented makeup artist Joseph Perez who also shares some great tips.

Here’s everything Joseph used:

* You Rebel Lite (a tinted moisturizer with antioxidants and SPF 15)
* Foundation and Concealer Brushes (for smooth, even coverage)
* Erase Paste (a creamy, brightening concealer that’s especially excellent for under the eyes)
* F.Y...Eye Nude Primer (an eye shadow base to make shadow last)
* Smokin’ Eyes
* Fluff Eye Shadow Brush (versatile shadow brush)
* High Brow (“brow lifting” pencil)
* Some Kind-a Gorgeous ("foundation faker" cream to perfect skin)
* Hello Flawless (new powder foundation with SPF 15 with “customizable” coverage)
* Fantail Brush (ideal for a light powder finish)
* BADGal Liner Waterproof (their new waterproof “extra black” liner – love it! – using this a lot these days)
* BADGal Lash (one of Sephora's best-selling mascaras)
* Coralista (a golden pinky coral powder-in-a-box that’s perfect for spring)
* 10 powder (classic powder-in-a-box that highlights and contours in one sweep)
* Slant Powder Brush (perfect for blush)
* Lipscription (lip scrubber to get rid of yucky, dry skin)
* Lip Plump (the classic plumping lip primer)
* Silky Finish Lipstick in Sugar Cookie (a nude with a touch of shimmer – definitely go nude on lips when working the smoky eye)
* California Kissin’ (smile brightening, breath freshening lip gloss)

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