Whether dressed up or dressed down, worn during the day or rocked at night, you just can’t go wrong with a smoky eye. That’s why we’re dedicating this week’s edition of the best celebrity beauty looks to the stars and supermodels who smudged it out best. From classic makeup moments to splashes of color and some edgier vibes, discover who made the cut and vote for your favorite in the poll, below.
Patrick Ta created what he called “a little grey moment” on Adriana Lima this week, which featured a classic smoky eye made up of soft grays and smudged black kohl. Not only did this make for a seriously piercing gaze, but it also enhanced the blue hue of her eyes, which stood out against her natural skin and nude lips.
Candice Swanepoel had us throwing things back to the 90s with her snatched half-pony and fierce smoky wings. To get the look yourself, keep your smoky shadow on your top lids only, smudging it out to where you’d usually create a cat-eye flick. Add some volumizing mascara, a dusting of contour, a berry-red lip, and you’re good to go.
Who said smoky eyes had to be dark? Not Joan Smalls, that for sure. The model made purple her pick this week, adorning her peepers with a bright blend of purples and pinks to match her glitzy get-up. So, if you’re in the mood for a spot of color, this one’s for you.
It was all about a “touch of rock ‘n’ roll” for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who stepped out at the Versace show rocking the silver smoky eye of dreams. As for the talent behind it? Makeup artist Nikki Wolff, who gave a classic makeup combination an edgier feel with a touch of sparkle and a whisper of a wing. A severe central parting and slick locks made for the perfect finishing touch.
Over at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Olivia Palermo opted for an elegant look to complement her stunning Valentino gown. Donning a classic chignon, rosy cheeks, and a soft plum and shimmery bronze smoky eye, she was the epitome of bellissima.