Smoky eye has always been popular, especially in fall and winter. From runways to red carpets, the smoky eye is still popular, but with some twist of the well-known smoky eye. Well, actually three twists…
The Brown Smoky. Brown is the new black. From light beige – brown or golden brown during the day, to dark brown as the night falls. Matte, shiny or glittery, brown smoked eye makeup is easy to adapt to your routine and matches every eye color, skin tone or outfit.
The trend suggests smoking it out further downwards than the traditional smoky eye and/ or further outwards on the upper lid, creating a kind of smoky cat-eye with eye shadow.
This was the dominant trend in runways, including fashion houses like Burberry, Loewe and Blumarine. Brown smoky eye makeup is Kristen Stewart’s choice for most of her red carpet looks.
The Colored Smoky Eye. The smoky eye is no longer dark and blackish, nor is it monochromatic. Now, it can be teal, emerald, burgundy or any other color you feel like using, monochromatically or in any combination you dare to wear.
Donna Karan’s models, in runway, and Bérénice Marlohe (a.k.a “the new Bond girl”), in the Skyfall London premiere, rocked this trend.
The Metallic Smoky Eye. Metallic shadows are really in this season and the metallic smoky eye, colorful or monochromatic, subtle or not, allows you to be creative and go as crazy as you want.
Jason Wu chose a monochromatic version of the look, while Roberto Cavalli’s models dared with multicolored smoky eye makeup. Ashley Greene chose a subtle version for The Twilight’s Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 New York screening.
The new smoky eye trends can be used separately or in combination, depending on the situation, your personal style and mood. And since Christmas is just around the corner, loose glitter or glitter eyeliner can be added, according to preference. For just a touch of shine, try adding some shimmery eye shadow or glitter only in the inner corner of the eyes.
So, are you gonna go smoky for the holiday’s parties this year?
Random Spelling Fact: Both “smoky” and “smokey” spellings are correct, but the latter is considered outdated.