Our top 5 celebrity smokey eye looks

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

In the world of beauty, a gorgeous smokey eye trumps all. The basics of a smokey eye are straightforward: Apply lavish amounts of eyeliner and dark eye shadow and smudge away. We’ve seen many variations of the classic smokey eye, from bold colours to natural toned-down looks, all of which look equally stunning!

Need some make-up inspiration for your next night on the town? We’ve put together a list of our favourite celeb smokey eye looks:

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Avril Lavigne
Keeping it traditional, Avril Lavigne has chosen an intense black smokey eye to be the focal point of her look. The dark eye shadow is balanced out by natural glowing skin with a subtle lip.
We love: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray, R200, and Inglot False Lash Effect Mascara, R159.

Eva Longoria
To add a twist to the traditional smokey eye, Eva Longoria has opted for a deep brown shadow paired with black mascara and eyeliner.
We love: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eyeshadow in Sparkling Sable, R195, and L’Oréal False Lash Wings Mascara, R189.95.

Jennifer Lopez
Keeping her look soft, Jennifer Lopez has chosen a selection of light grey and brown eye shadows to create this subtle yet smoldering smokey eye.
We love: The Body Shop Baked-To-Last Eye Colour in Starlight, R110, or Clinique All About Shadow Singles in French Roast, R225.

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Angelina Jolie
A gorgeous subtle smokey eye is the perfect make-up look for both day and evening. Angelina Jolie has gone for a shimmery brown shadow to perfectly match her gold jewellery and flawless complexion.
We love: Smashbox 15 Hour Limitless Cream Eye Shadow in Icon, R205, or MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in Gilt by Association, R225.

Mila Kunis
If you like Angelina Jolie’s look but want a more intense feel, then Mila Kunis’s smokey eye is the perfect choice. Mila has opted for a combination of dark brown and gold shadows, which perfectly complements her hair colour and skin tone.
We love: Rimmel Glam’Eyes Trio Eyeshadow in Orion, R90, and Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eyeshadow in Shimmering Copper, R195.

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Emily studied make-up and loves all things beauty related. When she is not reading up on the latest make-up trends, she can be found baking cupcakes, scouring Pinterest for beautiful images and dreaming of her next European adventure.
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  1. AndreaM

    I love Eva, Jlo & Avril’s looks.

    5 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Really looks so cool and sophisticated.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    Eva Longoria and Mila Kunis do it best. Beautiful smoky eyes.

    5 years ago •

  1. Heidi G

    Smokey eyes and a nude lip, my favourite look!

    5 years ago •

  1. Nadine

    Mila Kunis’ smokey eyes looks really good.

    5 years ago •

  1. Khalisi

    I love Mila Kunis smokey eyes, so sexy!

    5 years ago •

  1. Gross

    Always an effect to aspire to. Mila has carried off the best amongst these ladies.

    5 years ago •

  1. StephanieM

    Smokey eyes are always a favourite in my book!

    5 years ago •

  1. Sureshni

    Eva Mendes does an amazing smokey eye. Very subtle and very sexy!

    5 years ago •

  1. Miss Kay

    I love Angelina’s look! Sexy and subtle.

    5 years ago •

  1. Queen Shai

    I love Milas look and I love the smokey eye, it’s not for every occasion but it makes you and you ®eyes stand out. It even makes my eyes appear lighter which is just fabulous.

    5 years ago •

  1. Nadia Lucas

    I’m struggling so much to get this right. But hey, I guess there is no right or wrong with a smokey eye?

    5 years ago •

  1. liedeman

    Jenny and Angie wear it best. Simply gorgeous.

    5 years ago •

  1. Riana Alexander

    Jenny from the block and Angie look stunning.

    6 years ago •

  1. Hess

    The ‘exotic’ girls wear it best.

    6 years ago •

  1. Talia

    Mila Kunis pulls off great smokey eyes!

    6 years ago •

  1. de Vos

    Love this article. Thanks for the inspiration as always! Angela and Mila just always manage to look effortlessly stunning.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    They all look amazing, some looks are softer but still gorgeous.

    6 years ago •

  1. blackrose

    Mila and Eva’s eyes are stunning.

    6 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    I adore the look on Mila Kunis! Beautiful make up!

    6 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    I just did a smokey eye using a blue kohl pencil by Black|Up and loved the look. Smokey eye is not only for black and brown.

    6 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    My favourite pic would be of Angelina. They’ve kept her lips very soft and still with a pop of colour. Her smokey eyes aren’t as intense but it’s just right. Love it.

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    I don’t like too eye make-up too dark, so Angelina and Mila’s are looking perfect for me.

    6 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    I like Mila’s version of the smokey eye more!

    6 years ago •

  1. me

    Jennifer Lopez is wearing the type of smokey eyes I like.

    6 years ago •

  1. Abby

    I love smokey eyes, but I like to add some colour.

    6 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Love Mila and Eva! Gorgeous smokey eyes!

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I really like Eva Longoria and Mila Kunis’ looks. I think the darker shadow smokey eyes suit darker skin tones more (just a personal preference). I also like that recently makeup artists have started playing with the colours used in a smokey eye. So it’s okay to use deep purple, chocolate brown and richer navy hues apart from the traditional silver/black.

    6 years ago •

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