10 celebrity looks that prove the smokey eye isn’t going anywhere
Here’s how the A-list are modernising the trend
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / September 30 2021
The smokey eye is a makeup trend that has stood the test of time, evolving with each decade to give new life to a universally flattering and beloved eye look.
Whether you love an all out smoke show or a light haze of eyeshadow painting your lid space, the smokey eye is the trend for you. Don’t believe us? We’ve collated a smorgasbord of celebrity inspo to prove just that.
Seriously, everyone from Bella Hadid, Jodie Turner-Smith, Vanessa Hudgens and Normani have all smashed the versatile eye look out of the park in their own ways.
It’s time to pull out the ol’ eyeshadow palette and blaze it up party people...
Serving Milan fashion week realness AKA OTT in all the right ways, Italian shoe designer Amina Muaddi blended her smokey eye with another trend – pink eye makeup – for a double-down combo of goodness that honestly, we weren't fully prepared for. Give us a second to catch our breath...
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If there was ever a human born to rock a smokey eye, it’s model Jasmine Tookes. The 30-year-old is no stranger to the makeup look in its many forms but personally we love to see her in muted brown-leaning moments like this wearable everyday haze of matte chocolate eyeshadow.
Image credit: @jastookes
The great thing about the smokey eye is how creative you can get with the colours you use to create a smouldering shadow. Model Iris Law set the tone for Bvlgari at Milan fashion week with a copper-hued grimy eye look that offset the brand’s boujee jewellery.
Image credit: @lirisaw
Honestly, we don’t know if Normani has ever looked bad a day in her life. In fact, we’ve yet to see the singer in a makeup look we don’t love and want to recreate ourselves, and this smokey halo eye makeup is no exception.
Image credit: @normani
In all honesty, Vanessa Hudgens pretty much introduced us to the modern smokey eye during her notorious bad girl exit from her days as a Disney star – and we thank her every day for having the cajones to commit herself to the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. A trailblazer in every sense of the word.
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We know we loved Williams before she bleached her hair and brows, but damn there’s something about the transformation that’s just amplified the beauty of the Game of Thrones stars' beautiful big eyes, and subsequently, her ability to rock the heck out of a smokey eye.
Image credit: @maisie_williams
Queen of creative eye looks, Jodie Turner Smith sets the tone here in a gunmetal grey smokey eye that keeps the focus on her deep brown eyes – which is impressive considering how beautifully elaborate her updo is.
Image credit: @jodiesmith
We don’t know a woman alive who could be a spokesperson for black eyeliner quite like Peltz. The actress and model occasionally amps up the drama with a winged out smokey eye that only further enhances her grey-blue peepers. The things we would do to be able to pull off this look ourselves...
Image credit: @nicolaannepeltz
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.