Our top 5 celebrity smokey eye looks

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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34 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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