Ashley Benson's go-to smokey eye is super easy to recreate

We’re talking 10 seconds, max

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 23 2020

Ashley Benson has had the luxury of spending the majority of her makeup-wearing life in the hands of professionals. But as it turns out, the actress is actually pretty damn good at beating her own face. Not to mention her go-to glam eye look is so easy to recreate, it almost seems too good to be true.

Sharing the quick process on Vogue’s YouTube series Beauty Secrets, Ashley said she’s recently been using the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in 0001 Warm Neutrals, but isn’t fussy when it comes to brands. “This is the kind of natural palette I use on an everyday basis.”

She starts with a deep taupe shade that she runs all over the lid, making sure to keep the saturation of colour in the centre, and then blending outwards and upwards towards the brow bone.

“I never use a brush, I almost always use my fingers. I feel like it’s easier to apply that way,” she said.

She then takes a darker brown shade along the outer edges of the upper and lower lash lines to intensify and smoke out the look. “I prefer more of a messier look to a polished one - it’s just more my personality.”

Ashley then confessed she’s not that great with eyeliner, “it’s kind of a hit or miss for me,” but she doesn’t mind if it ends up looking a little messy, haphazardly running a brown pencil along her upper lash line, followed up by a few coats of mascara.

Check out the finished look for yourself below:

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Main image credit: @ashleybenson

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).