From RuPaul's big win to a well-deserved victory for the cast of Queer Eye, it was a major night for the LGBTQ community at the Emmys Creative Arts Awards in Los Angeles on Sun. Laverne Cox, the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy in an acting category, mesmerized on the red carpet in a voluminous Zac Posen gown, but it was Laverne Cox's smoky eye that beauty lovers couldn't look away from. Courtesy of renowned makeup artist, Deja Smith — who's behind some of your favorite looks on Pose — the alluring eye makeup was the perfect cherry on top of Cox's cupcake-like dress.
Alongside the groundbreaking entertainer's platinum blonde bob, the deep sapphire eyeshadow upped the ante for the already glamorous moment, making Cox's gaze stand out among the otherwise minimal makeup look. Opting for a nude lip and glowy cheeks, the statement smoky eye reiterated the eternal power of the classic look. Serving full-on glam and a touch of edge thanks to tousled texture and dark roots, Cox finished her look with a glitzed-out choker by Yvan Tufenkijan. "Thank you @zacposen for making me feel like a princess in this exquisite gown for the #creativeartsemmys tonight. You are a genius," she captioned a post on Instagram.
With everyone stepping way out of the box with Euphoria-inspired beauty looks lately, you may have temporarily forgotten about timeless classics such as the deep-blue smoky eye. But as proven by Cox's dazzling appearance, a look like this never goes out of style. It's best paired with a neutral lipstick or a shimmery gloss, and is equally-fit for a night of dancing or a formal affair. Regardless of what's on your calendar, you'll want to get the right products on-deck for the all star look. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite blue eyeshadows to channel Cox with a next-level smoky eye.