A smoky eye is a failsafe route to achieving sultry allure for a night on the town. With party invites piling up, the need for solid beauty inspiration is imminent—so naturally, we’re calling on our favorite celebs to demonstrate the best ways to rock the look this season. From subtle, shimmering taupes to high-impact purples, these 6 variations on the smoked-out style are worth copying.
Maria proves that purple eyeshadow is quite wearable—her lilac-lined lids are a gorgeous party look when the rest of the glam is kept simple and soft.
Ciara's cool gray shadow looks extra sultry paired with thick, black eyeliner on the lower lash line. Finished with fluttery lashes, neutral pink gloss and sleek hair, the look achieves bombshell status.
Diane exemplifies the softer side of a smoky eye, employing shimmering taupes to make her eyes pop.
Cara rocks a reverse smoky eye of sorts—that is, with artful shading underneath the eye rather than concentrated on the upper lid. The effect is totally bad-girl chic (especially when paired with a lip ring).
Kim's palette of champagne and rosy pink shadows enhance her natural features for evening—the effect is a bit like contouring, highlighting and shading the eyelids to add dimension.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it—Jourdan's take on a classic smoky look (dramatic gray shadow on the upper and lower lids) is a home run.