There are a certain set of looks every girl needs to have down pat by the time she’s 20-years-old or so. The red lip, the perfect “no makeup” makeup look, and the smokey eye are three of the key techniques we all need to know. While the red lip just takes finding the proper shade for you, and the “no makeup” makeup look can be nailed in under 10 minutes, the smokey eye requires some real time — and some real practice.

Just about once a weekend (if not more) we break out the smokey eye makeup look, and after enough smudges, smears, and straight up disasters, we’ve gotten the smokey eye down to a few easy techniques. Because we know you’ll benefit from an easy smokey eye, too, we’re breaking it down for you with three simple tutorials, below!