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Ashley Greene: How To Get Her Bold Smokey Eyes!

Tue, June 7, 2011 12:29pm EDT by HL Intern Add first Comment

The ‘Twilight’ actress let her strong eye makeup pop against the neon color of her dress at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards in NYC on June 6!

Ashley Greene played up her eyes with a smoldering shadow in fun colors. See how you can re-create the look at home in a few simple steps!

Ashley looks super sultry with her deep smokey eye, and you can get this glam look by following these simple steps!

  • Start with a base!  Cover the eyelid from lash line to eyebrow in a neutral skin-toned shadow.
  • Apply a taupe shadow to the entire lid, stopping at the crease.
  • Take a smaller blending brush, and apply the same taupe shadow to the crease of the eye but with a heavier application of the shadow – this gives the eyes dimension!
  • Ashley’s eyeshadow shade is a bit cool, so go in with a deep gray or plum.  Focus your attention and application on the crease of the eye as well as the outside corners to elongate them and give a smokey cat-eye look.  Blend upwards and outwards towards the direction of the outside corners of your eyebrows (but not all the way!). Try: mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in plum velvet.
  • With a small blending brush, bring the gray or plum shadow to your lower lash line for a drop-shadow, starting from the outside of the eye and softly working your way in.
  • Apply black eyeliner to the upper lash line for definition.  It should start out thinnest in the inner tear ducts of your eyes and thicken up into a winged eyeliner as you move outward.  Then apply the eyeliner to the upper and lower water lines. Try: mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner.

Two Tips:

1. BLEND BLEND BLEND!  Investing in blending brushes definitely makes it a lot easier to achieve a smokey eye and make the different shadows cohere.  Don’t have a blending brush on hand?  Try a cotton swab!
If you had trouble or messed up while drawing in a winged eyeliner (which gives that cat-eye effect), no fear!  Go back in with the deeper shades of eyeshadow and apply them on top of the liner you drew, then get your blend on!  Such a quick way to disguise the mistakes!

2. If you are going to really accentuate one facial feature (in Ashley’s case, her eyes), go simple everywhere else!  Down play the other features to really make that one feature pop!

Hey HollywoodLifers – are you going to try this look for your next big night out?

–Jackie Kingston

For more gorgeous red carpet looks, check out the links below!

  1. Check Out The Best Beauty Looks Of The 2011 MTV Movie Awards 2011!
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