Makeup Monday: Lily Collins Smokey Eyes

November 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Lilly Collins*source*

My favorite look lately is this Lily Collins smokey eye. I’ve seen this look creeping back into popularity lately, after a season praising a more fresh-faced look. While I’m all for the natural approach {and often wear it myself}, every now and then, we just need to glam it up! Especially during the holidays.

As you’ll see here and hear repeatedly in the makeup world, when going for a smokey eye, be sure to pair it with a neutral lip and cheeks. For some, that may mean a nude lip. But I prefer more of the natural tone of your lip, as seen above with Lily’s barely coral pout. Check out Yves Saint Laurent’s Volupte Sheer Candy in Dewy Papaya or Marc Jacobs’ Lovemarc in Dizzy Spell in to achieve the same look.

As a blue-eyed blonde, I will probably modify this look by using more of a greyish-purple-toned shadow, as opposed to the full-on black. This will reduce the harsh effect and go for a softer smoke. I’ve seen Ashley Olsen pull off a bronzey-black smokey eye on green eyes and it looks stunning as well. All of these colors can be found and played around with using the Naked palette, if you’re looking for a good place to start.

I highly recommend taking advantage of this trend coming back in style and making it all your own!

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