Sexy, romantic, mysterious and chic are just a few words that describe the smokey eye. No wonder we've seen so many celebrities sporting the style lately. Framing your eyes in a dark color is an easy way to dramatically upgrade your entire look.
Though you might be tempted to reserve the sultry look to your evening activities, this beauty trend looks just as amazing (and appropriate) during the day. Just add some color to soften the effect.
There are even anti-aging benefits. Smokey eye enthusiast fashion designer Rachel Roy attributes her love for the dark and stormy look to her youthful appearance.
"I'm not one to hide my wrinkles, but I hide it with a smokey eye. This is amazing for crow’s feet. When I get complemented on being 37 and maybe not looking quite 37, it’s definitely my Indian pigment and also that I cover my eyes with makeup," Roy told StyleList. "The smokey eye is the answer to everything!"
With an endorsement like that, this trend is definitely a must-try. And for those of us who may be a bit eyeshadow-challenged (How do you put it on correctly? Where do you put each color?) there are several cosmetic companies that have created smokey-eye specific palettes. Wooo whooo!
So, now that you've got the goods--here's a helpful video tutorial to create the look and some picture perfection inspirations from some smokey eyed celebs.