As Brazilian makeup artist and photographer Danielle Buljan showed in our blog post from August 10, smoky eye aren’t just for sultry evenings and nights on the town. Blended carefully and applied with a light hand, the smoky eye is perfect for the office, a business luncheon or an important presentation. Here, we show some gorgeous celebrities wearing beautifully smoky eye makeup that is perfectly fine from nine to five…
Singer and dancer Nicole Scherzinger, of Pussycat Dolls fame, wears a great daytime smoky look, keeping the rest of her makeup low-key and quite proper. Use ColorOn’s Gypsy from the Metallics Variety Kit to get the same shimmering pearl and mocha look, adding black eyeliner if that is in keeping with your trademark look, or using the creamy Gypsy shadow left on the applicator cover to line below your lower lashes for a softer look. Either way, plenty of black mascara will attract attention to your eyes without looking harsh or too “night-clubby.” Her perfectly groomed brows and nude lip complete a professional picture.
Actress Frieda Pinto’s subtle smoky eye is also office-approved, even when combined with her berry-stained lips. Lightly apply ColorOn’s Bronze Goddess from the Metallics Variety Kit to get the same shimmering wash of gold and brown that create her bronzed look. Black mascara and glowing skin (just a touch of foundation or concealer) are offset by a matte berry lip for a look that says you’re on your way up the corporate ladder.
Finally, actress Minka Kelly wears a smoky brown eye, paired with an on-trend pink lip. Apply ColorOn’s Ibiza from the Smoky Classics or Bestseller Variety Kits, a smoky nude perfect for the beach or for the boardroom with its gradient browns and beige. With her strong brows nicely groomed and a touch of bronzer in place of blush, her pale pink lipstick – not too bright, not too shiny — is a nice blue-based pink that is deep enough not to look chalky. This look is perfect for playing up your summer tan while still looking completely corporate.
Remember that every colorOn instant eye shadow can be combined and purchased as a Custom Kit, or you can instead buy pre-made Variety Kits. Either way, same price. There are 78 instant eye shadow looks and 24 pre-selected Variety Kits. And stock up on the 11 Smooth Shimmers or 7 Metallic Glitters loose mineral shadows while you’re at it; some are limited editions and won’t be around forever!
We’ll be back Friday with a new Winners Circle announcement! Have an amazing day.