smoky eye is an essential for any makeup junkie and these 5 stars have all shared
their tips and secrets for creating the best smoky eye makeup look. Dramatic
and glamorous, these stars often opt for a smoky makeup look on the red carpet
and have picked up plenty of great tips for perfecting the look from the
professionals over the years. From how to create a good base to smudging
techniques, these celebs know what they’re doing when it comes to creating the
always stylish look. Here are their top tips!
1. Alexa Chung
an Eyeko liner and simply smudges it: "When I discovered the Eyeko liner,
I was like, 'This is it! This is the one that works!' It's so flattering on
everybody! But I can't be bothered with powder shadows that you have to blend,
blend, and blend. I'd rather just draw it on and smudge."
2. Dita Von Teese
does her foundation after the eye makeup so she can easily clean up any
spillages: "I switch up my process a lot. If I’m going to do a smoky eye,
I’ll do the eyes first and foundation after. I like a really intense smoky eye,
and it’s hard to keep it off the bottom of your face."
3. Ellen Pompeo
a solid base by applying a good moisturizer first which also helps the product
to smudge better: "For a smoky eye, moisturize the area first, so when you
line the lid with a pencil it will smudge naturally."
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
likes her smoky eye to look a little undone: "I love that cool, slightly
undone look you get with a dark, smudgy eye. You see that a lot in London,
there's a really cool vibe here at the moment where the look is glam, but a
5. Jessica Alba
pairs hers with a nude lip to bring more attention to the eyes: "Doing
more with less is how the pros make it happen, so I also think learning to
highlight one feature and keep everything else subtle is important, like
drawing attention to a smoky eye and just putting a nude gloss on the lip to