19.10.2021

Your step-by-step guide to creating a smokey eye that’s totally foolproof

Lashings of black liner, framed with soft, smoky shadow is best teamed with poker-straight hair pulled back off the face, as instructed by Shay Mitchell at the Revolve Awards.

Woah Jenna! This look is really make us want to go out *out* tonight. The sultry eye-makeup really pops when paired with a glossy nude pout – take note gals.

Queen of the feline flick Olivia Culpo decided to give her wing an edge, making her eye makeup a little darker and heavier then usual – looks perfect for a night out.

Maria Borges brought the house down with this beauty look at the VS Fashion Show viewing party. Her smoky eye was kept chic but intense – oh, and we love her new hair colour.

Naomi Campbell can give you a masterclass on smoky eyes. The super chose this bronze-hued makeup for an event, but her badass faux nose piercing stole the show.

With her hair swept-back, Winnie’s dark eye makeup took centre stage. The bronze-hued glittery eyes were complimented by sleek brows and a glossy pout.

Woah! Georgia May Jagger looks absolutely stunning in dark makeup. Changing her signature red pout for black eyeshadow backstage of the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2017 show, she was ready to strut and stun on the catwalk.

Kate Mara looks like a total babe with her textured updo and sultry smoky eye makeup. Win, win.

Keira is the queen of a good smoky eye and we love this one, simple and sophisticated.

We adore Scarlett Johnasson’s take on the smoky eye. It’s subtle yet shimmery and super sophisticated.

It’s all about the subtle smoky for Diane Kruger, who literally could not look cooler with her new shorter ‘do.

Naomie Harris pairs her smoky eyeshadow with a pared-down lip shade and straight locks. She looks stunning as ever!

Jenna’s gorgeous dark eyes are immediately softened by dewy, glowing skin and a nude lip, providing a strong femininity in this winning red carpet moment.

Lily Collins proves a smoky eye and red lip totally can work together. We’re getting major vintage vibes from this look.

Jennifer Connelly proves that a smoky eye doesn’t have to be all out. We love her subtle silver accents – they really frame the eye, don’t you think?

Natalie Portman sports a seriously subtle smoky eye and we love it. The best part? Her nude lip, which compliments the eye makeup perfectly.

Chloe’s golden eyeshadow is giving us serious makeup envy… look how it makes her eye colour pop.

Hailee Steinfeld looks incredible with these dark shades, as they really make her brown eyes pop.

How gorgeous is Olivia Palermo’s bronze smoky eye? This is a great way to rock the trend subtly.

Anna Hendrick’s gorgeous glittery eye paired with a glossy pink lip is what dreams are made of.

Julianne Hough had a gorgeous glow recently, which she paired with some pretty smoky eyes and a nude glossy lip.

Lottie Moss looked absolutely amazing at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. She gave the classic smoky eye an edge with this subtle hint of silver.

Mischa Barton was also looking flawless at Cannes 2016. Her rose-hued lipstick especially caught our eye!

Kate Mara shows us a smoky eye can be super wearable. We love her glittery bronze look, which is super cute alongside that grown-out pixie cut.

Demi Lovato looked like a total Goddess at a red carpet event recently. Just check out those stunning smoky eyes and nude/brown pout…

Chanel Iman showed off her smoky eye skills recently. We particularly love this blended-out, kohl-lined look she is coveting.

Another star to rock a blue smoky eye, Alessandra Ambrosio looked sultry and sassy at the 2016 GRAMMY awards.

Jumping on the blue bandwagon, Gigi Hadid showed smoky eyes look great with a little colour.

Nicole Richie is the master of smoky eyeshadow. She loves to rock a shimmering metallic look, and pares down the makeup with a subtle lip.

Guess what? There are more ways than one to wear a gorgeously dark smoky eye. Lily Rose Depp’s metallic blue makeup offers a new take on a classic eyeshadow trend.

At the Golden Globes Awards 2016, Kate Hudson rocked a subtle but pretty bronze smoky eye and finished her look with some nude glossy lips.

Kirsten Dunst looked stunning at the Golden Globes 2016. We love her subtle rose-hued nude lip and dark smoked out eyes.

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer combined her pretty sparkling smoky eyes with nude lips and some glossy blonde curls.

For Daisy Ridley’s big moment at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens LA premiere, she opted for a classic beauty combination: pretty smoky eyes and some rose-hued nude lips.

Julianne Moore always looks stunning, but she looked especially gorgeous on the red carpet with a sultry smoky eye and slightly tousled hair.

Rooney Mara experimented with moody dark eyeshadow recently, creating the perfect smoky eye. She combined the look with a flushed cheek and nude glossy lips.

Jenna Dewan was all about the rimmed, smoky eyes at the Hollywood Film Awards. Doesn’t the kohl make her eyes pop?

Charli XCX opted for a sophisticated look recently, including a dark dress and sultry smoky eyes to match.

Sandra Bullock rocked a gorgeous updo at the Our Brand is Crisis premiere, and combined her hairstyle with subtle smoky makeup, complete with kohl-lined eyes.

Wow. This incredible makeup look that Sienna Miller rocked with her blonde bob makes us wish we had her makeup artist on speed-dial.

The ever-stunning Kendall Jenner totally schools us in dark eye makeup every time she rocks a smoky eye.

Bleach blonde Gwen Stefani sported dark eyes AND a bold fuchsia lip. It shouldn’t work, but somehow… it really does.

Kate Hudson looked fantastic at the 2015 GLAMOUR awards with her hair piled high and her eyes prettified with gold shimmering shadow.

Kylie Jenner paired her matte nude lipstick with bold, dramatic smoky eyes.

Lily Collins looked stunning with her sparkly and subtly smoky eyes.

Mila Kunis’s favourite makeup look has to be the smoky eye, which looks great alongside a nude glossy lip and minimalistic face makeup.

Selena Gomez’s glossy brown locks look beautiful next to her vampy eyes.

Singer Taylor Swift also loves a classic smoky eye, especially in more subtle brown and bronze tones.

Gigi Hadid sure suits large lashes and bronzey-brown smoky hues. The stunning model paired her dark eyes with a glossy nude lip.

Jessica Alba combines her side-swept straight hair with a gorgeous nude lip and black lined eyes.

We’d be smiling too if our eye makeup was as incredible as Jennifer Lopez’s.

Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka tied her hair up to fully show off her gorgeous smoky eyes. The star paired her makeup with a rosy lip… and totally pulled it off.

Sandra Bullock’s gorgeous navy dress matches her blue-lined eyes.

Sarah Jessica Parker’s blue eyes pop when she wears gorgeous grey smoky shades on them.

Kim Kardashian is a very big fan of the smoky eye, and is rarely seen without it! Here she is combining her dark makeup with some extremely long lashes!

Usually one to shy away from heavier makeup, Natalie Portman showed here that she can just as easily pull off smoky eyes as bare ones.

Kate Hudson often rocks a flawless feline flick with blended eyeshadow shades.

Amber Heard experimented with cranberry tones on her eyes recently and managed to pull off the look with ease.

Gemma Arterton paired her pretty updo with a very dark (and very brave) black smoky eye.

Victoria’s Secret angel Adriana Lima pulled back her hair and wore her smoky eye with pride. We love how she incorporated some pretty sparkle and glitter into the look, too.

Dakota Johnson goes all goth on us by lining her eyes with dark kohl pencil.

JLaw has got smoky eyes DOWN. The hilarious actress sported bronze eyes and glossy nude lips like a pro. Can we have your makeup artists phone number, Jen?

Jourdan Dunn’s eyes look even more striking when lined with dark eyeliner.

The rule is to keep lips bare when you opt for a darker eye. But somehow, Natasha Poly manages to make both work in one go. We adore the unique take on a cat’s eye here.

Olivia Palermo combines her poker straight locks with silvery-black eyeshadow… and it works.

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