CoverGirl's new Smoky ShadowBlast sticks make attaining the perfect smokey eye a cinch. Courtesy Photo

Smoky eyes are to red carpets like peanut butter is to jelly.

You can hardly imagine one without the other.

Yet most women feel intimidated by the perfectly blended orbs of colors celebs hire the best makeup artists to create; we would look amazing too if we had pros picking out, painting on and fussing for hours over our makeup, wouldn't we?

So it was with great interest that we checked out CoverGirl's new Smoky ShadowBlast sticks, which partner two professionally-picked out shades together for the perfect smoky eye. They've even made blending easier by taking a cue from lipstick -- making the lid shade rounded so as to glide over your eyes, and the crease shade angled so that you can get into those corners and shadows.They come in six different shade combinations, ranging from summer-must-have turquoise to shimmer violet to the traditional Twiggy-esque black and white eye.

It's almost like playing color-by-number.

YouTube star Hanh Bui -- who is best known by her handle, ahanhbarbie34 -- recently put together a tutorial using the shadow sticks so her nearly 80,000 subscribers could see how to paint, blend and go glam firsthand.


Good news for the beauty junkies out there: StyleList is giving away seven of the Smoky ShadowBlast kits used in the video, which contain one of every shade in the entire collection! The kit also comes with a coupon for savings on more CoverGirl buys, as well as tips on how to create a sexy smoky eye.

CoverGirl's new Smoky ShadowBlast collection pairs the perfect colors together so all you have to do is blend. Courtesy photo.

To enter the giveaway:

-Leave a confirmed comment below telling us your favorite shade of eyeshadow to wear.

-The comment must be left by 5pm on May 4, 2010

-You may enter only once.

-Seven winners will be selected in a random drawing.

-Seven winners will receive a CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast kit, which contains all of the color shades found in the line.

-Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.

Click here for complete Official Rules.

A perfect smoky eye is like the Holy Grail of beauty. "It's the most asked question that I get," says makeup artist Carmindy from TLC's "What Not to Wear." Luckily, a smokey eye looks much harder than it really is. Follow Carmindy's 6 easy smoky eye makeup steps, and you'll have a smoldering gaze in minutes.