Eye Makeup: Smoky Eye Inspiration

14/08/2014 16:42 | Updated 20 May 2015

When it comes to statement-making eye makeup, smoky looks are the only way to smoulder. And before you think they only work on the likes of Mila Kunis at a Hollywood film premiere, trying this beauty trend doesn't necessarily mean piling on the eyeliner or perfecting the cat-eye flick either.

From dark and dramatic, to soft and shimmering, there are plenty of smoky makeup options to choose for every occasion.


Need some encouragement? The red carpet is the best place to look to for inspiration. (When they're not wearing a statement lip or an extravagant updo, the A-list love going big on the eye front.)

If you want to try this season's cobalt blue makeup trend, Look to Keira Knightley and Lea Seydoux. And if you'd rather keep your look a little more subtle? Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Alba are masters at the effortless smoky thing.

For more beauty inspo, see all the best looks from our favourite famous faces in the gallery below:

Want to get the perfect smoky eye? Watch the video below for a quick masterclass. (Top tip: remember to keep your lip colour neutral when going all out with dark eye makeup and go easy on the blusher too. Less is definitely more.)



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