The New Smoky Eye Gets Colorful

The New Smoky Eye Gets Colorful: Oscar Worthy Makeup

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

Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow Grace

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.

Ilia Beauty Silken Shadow Stick in Take On Me

Rose gold complements blue eyes and fair skin, as seen on Emily Blunt. A rose gold blush and muted pink lip completes the look. Product recommendation: Ilia Beauty Silken Shadow Stick in Take On Me.

RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Seduce

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.

Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Color Treatment in Storm

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.

Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Green Depth

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.

*Disclaimer: Help support EcoSalon! Our site is dedicated to helping people live a conscious lifestyle. We’ve provided some affiliate links above in case you wish to purchase any of these products.

Related on EcoSalon

11 Playful Ways to Rock Cat Eye Makeup

A Guide to Perfect Eyeliner: Make Your Eyes Light Up

This May Be the Best Spring Makeup Trend of the Year

Tinseltown /

Liz Thompson

Liz Thompson is an organic beauty expert who has been researching and writing on the subjects of natural beauty, health, and wellness for over 10 years. She specializes in sharing safe beauty products and her knowledge on healthy ingredients with her readers, and helping organic beauty brands and shop owners share their message and products with the world through her writing services.