How To Get Zendaya’s Perfect Summer Smoky Eye

As the months warm up, so should your smoky eye. Skip the cool blacks and shiny silvers in favor of sunkissed browns and coppers for a smoldering-yet-approachable result. Follow these simple steps to get Zendaya’s summer makeup look.

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Zendaya's Warm-Weather Smoky Eye

Step 1: Eye Shadow

Doing your eye shadow first—especially when working with dark colors or glitter—makes it easy to clean up fallout under the eyes. Use a fluffy shadow brush to blend a rust shade along the crease of the eye. With a precision brush, create a sharp crease with a dark brown shadow, while winging out at the outer corners, then darkening the lower lash line. Lastly, apply a champagne-colored cream shadow on the entire lid and add a highlight in the inner corner.

Blending Brush


Eye Shader Brush



Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow in Champagne



Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Rust



Step 2: Foundation

Get a healthy glow with a semi-matte foundation that leaves you dewy not greasy. Warm up your complexion with a bronzed-peach blush dusted on the hollows of cheeks and along the jaw and hairlines.

Blending Wave Multicolor Blush in Expressive Biscuit


Kiko Milano

Cashmere Foundation SPF 20 in Honey


Burberry Beauty

Step 3: Finishing Touches

For a bold look like Zendaya, fill in brows with a powder product in a shade slightly darker than your hair. Rim the entire eye with a creamy black pencil liner and apply lots of mascara. Finally, lacquer your lips with a shimmery nude gloss.

UD Gwen Stefani Brow Box


Urban Decay

Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara



Contour Inner Rim Gel Eyeliner


Sephora Collection

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Mirrored