The smoky eye always looks so darn glam and edgy when celebs rock it. And yes, it is just what you need to amp up your spring makeup kit. Don’t feel equipped to pull the look off yourself? It doesn’t have to be the straight up traditional dark eye, as the Oscars proved this year. Here are some fresh takes on that ever popular look.
Bronze, taupe, gold, green. Not exactly the hues you think of for a smoky eye, but they work. If you are feeling shy about a super dark eye, give this new look a shot.
This year’s red carpet looks prove that a smoky eye can be delivered with lighter shades and vibrant color. Sure, a dark grey or charcoal is the traditional way to get the look. But if you feel gun metal shy or are looking for a different take on this look, let’s see how it’s done.
The New Smoky Eye Makeup
Taupe doesn’t exactly scream smoky eye. If you doubt this subtle hue can take your eyes to that dramatic state, take a look at Rooney Mara pulling it off on this year’s Oscar red carpet. Perfect for those who prefer a more neutral look. Product recommendation: Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Grace.
Bronze is a favorite color of the season, great for adding warmth to otherwise dreary skin. Liven up your eyes with a smoky eye in a fabulous bronze-y shade, a la Chrissy Teigen. Product recommendation: RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Seduce.
Prefer cooler tones. Silver works here too and Saoirse Ronan’s look proves it. Be sure to pair with a deep black mascara. Product recommendation: Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Color Treatment in Storm.
For something completely different, go for Charlize Theron’s red carpet look and use a dusky green. Pair with a neutral lip and cheek to keep it all about the eyes. Product recommendation: Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Green Depth.
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