Sometimes it’s hard to create a smoky eyeshadow look that is strong and sexy, but these celebs always get it right! What you’ll need for these looks is a smoky eyeshadow palette and a professional brush set. Let’s get started!
Almost any professional brush set will do as long as it has a small angled eyeshadow brush or an eyeliner brush that you can use to line your eyes. You’ll especially need one if you’re going to try Penelope Cruz’s smoky eyeshadow look, which depends on the thin, precise application of black eyeliner on the upper and lower lashline. Add tons of mascara, and you’re good to go!
If you’re more of a Beyoncé fan, then take out your professional brush set and find a large angled eyeshadow brush. Line your upper and lower lashes with black eyeshadow and use gray eyeshadow to soften up your smoky eyeshadow look at the edges of your eyes. Add plenty of mascara, but go heavier on the outer edges of your lashes.
For Keira Knightley’s eyeshadow look, you won’t need your professional brush set right away. First, line your eyes with brown eyeliner. Add some gold eyeshadow to the corners of your eyes to get her soft, luminous eyeshadow look. Then, add a touch of brown mascara, and use the spoolie brush from your professional brush set to make your eyebrows full and beautiful.
If this is your first time trying a smoky eyeshadow look, make sure to keep a wet tissue or cotton towel handy so you can clean up any mistakes you make as you go. With a professional brush set and a steady hand, these looks will be easy! And, with enough practice, you too will create eyeshadow looks that are red carpet ready.