I think one of the reasons I’m always like, “OMG _____(blank celeb) is so perfect!!!! Why can I not look like her???” is because famous people always have a makeup artist on hand. The great part about this though, is that celebrities = nonstop beauty inspiration. They nail the looks so we can attempt to recreate them – and ~the smokey eye~ is the perfect example of this. Though the sultry style is a classic, finding th midst these endless shadowy eyes, I’m counting down my 5 favourite, none of which are Adam Lambert, I promise.
5. Keira Knightley
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In a style of eye makeup that everyone has attempted, Keira Knightly makes the cut for two words: Bottom Lashes.
4. Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis goes dramatic. Nothing about her eyes are downplayed, in fact I don’t think I’d be able to keep my lids open if I had on this much makeup. However, her dark features allow all that shadow to look like it belongs on her face, and it looks really, really, perfect.
3. Rooney Mara
A Rooney Mara smokey eye may call to mind her homeless grunge-y look from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but her smokey red carpet eye is the one I’m obsessed with. Rather than typical greys, she stands out in a navy eye.
2. Ashley Olsen
When is the Olsen twin seen without a smokey eye? I’m pretty sure she’s been rocking it since Full House finished taping and I’m personally thankful. Who else could we turn to in order to find a perfect combination of a black smoky eye and glowy face?
A bold lip is tricky to pair with a darkly shaded eye. This is why (okay, one of a million reasons) Beyonce is the Queen of smoky eyes (not to mention, maybe everything).