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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.