Smoky eyes do not always equate with dark, grey and black smoldering eye makeup. A bright, beautiful jewel-toned smoky eye like Joan Smalls wore to the 8th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards is a very user-friendly and wearable twist on the traditional smoky eye.
Bright emerald green eyeshadow replaces the traditional grey or black eyeshadow that is typically associated with a smoky eye. The easiest way to achieve a jewel-tone smoky eye is with a jumbo shadow pencil eye shadow.
Creamy eyeshadow pencils in jewel tone shades of green are available in all price categories, so "try before you buy" if you are unsure of the jewel tone smoky eye trend.
Get Joan's Jewel Tone Smoky Eye:
1. Prime eyelids
Using an eye primer helps shadows and liners stay in place without creasing.
Try: Too Faced Shadow Insurance $18
2. Apply a nude eyeshadow over entire lid
Covering the entire eyelid with a nude shadow in your skin tone creates a base to which the eye pencil can adhere.
Try: Essence Mono Eyeshadow $1.99
3. Add a thin line of black eyeliner
Apply a thin line of black pencil to your upper lash line and the lower inner lash line.
Try: Mary Kay Eyeliner in black $10
4. Apply crayon pencil eyeshadow
Add your jewel-toned pencil eyeliner from the lash line to the crease. Trace the liner under the lower lashes. Smudge the pencil into the black liner for a slightly smoky effect. Be sure to allow the pencil color to shine through.
Try: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green $4.50
Try: Sula Beauty Eye Crayon in Because I Said So $8
Try: Urban Decay24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Clinic $20
Try: Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil in Envy $1.99
Try: NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Celebrate $24
5. Add 2 Coats of mascara
In lieu of false lashes, use thickening mascara.
Try: Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara $19