Saturday, August 28, 2010

Glo: A Look at The New Smokey Eye

Agyness Deyn

Now a classic look, the smoky eye is undeniably gorgeous. But all that black can feel heavy at times. That’s why we welcome fall’s colorful alternatives: Shadows in chocolate, taupe and burgundy are easy to wear and flattering on most, but give that same sultry effect as the original style.

“A smoky eye doesn’t have to be black,” explains celebrity makeup artist for Physician’s Formula Joanna Schlip. “Today’s colorful versions in navy, brown and even lavender look more modern.”

Forget the black-rimmed eyes that populated the red carpet in seasons past. Angelina Jolie proves that soft and subtle is elegant and in!

Deep burgundy shadow was swiped across brown liner for a super warm effect at Roberto Cavalli. And we can’t help but notice the gorgeous gold highlighter on the inner corners — one of our favorite tricks for making eyes look wider in a snap!

Soft browns were blended with bronze and gold for Ashley Greene’s show-stopping look on the red carpet. Keeping the rest simple (a nude lip and no liner) makes the look fresh.

Muted gray lids, arched brows and a bit of highlighter gave Zoe Saldana an ethereal look at the Met Gala. Adding simple, pulled-back hair completes this look of beauty.

source: glo.msn


  1. Thanks for the photos and tips! I prefer the brown smokey eye too. My fave for that is the Seduction shadow from LA Minerals.

  2. Well, will need to check them out then. Must admit I've had not so good experience with most loose mineral makeups with the exception of Erth Minerals, but certainly willing to give it another try.

    Thanks for sharing ... hope you'll come back and share more with us!


  3. Wow what a gorgeous eye look. Really very impressive post.

  4. I love the color of Ashley Green's hair, is she the one who plays Alice in Twilight saga? She is very pretty with those hair.

  5. I love these looks. They look great on anyone and everyone. Question: Do you still think that Smoky Eyes are as popular as before? I've gotten mixed answers from various beauty websites.

  6. I definitely think smokey eyes are en trend! What's really popular for the upcoming season, as depicted on the runway for the Fall 2010 collections and forward, is the brown, taupe, chocolate smokey eye compared to a black/grey smokey eye. It's really beautiful. There are so many fabulous chocolatey brown liners and shadows out right now to help create that look too.


  7. Most hollywood celebrities uses this color, and they look so fab. I wonder how will I look wearing this.


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