Top 10 Stars With The Best Smoky Eye Makeup!

Published on February 28, 2014. Updated April 2, 2017

Smoky eye makeup is hot right now and celebrities are loving this trend. While some go for a smoldering look, others prefer softer and more feminine colors. Both deliver the same sultry effect, but the latter doesn’t look so heavy or dramatic. Here are the top 10 stars who rock smoky eye makeup best!

10. Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester knows how to rock the smoky eye look. For the MTV Movie Awards, her make up artist Molly R. Stern gave her a sexy and edgy look. “On her eyes, I based them with Vincent Longo’s Liquid Eyeshadow in Midnight Mauve. Over that, on the inside lid into the crease, I dusted NARS Night Clubbing glittery powder eyeshadow. Inside her eye both bottom and top, I lined her eyes with CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Brightening Liner in Vibrant Pearl,” Stern said.

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9. Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana’s smoky eyes are dramatic but they still have a feminine softness. To get her look, take a traditional color, like chocolate brown, and smudge it around your eyes in a modern oval shape. You can always use a color like slate and, after you have smudged it around your eyes, mix it with a little charcoal.

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8. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart – despite disliking make up – looks fantastic with smoky eyes. The “Twilight” star typically goes for messy hair, nude lips and intensely smoky eyes, resulting in a sultry, sexy look. Sometimes she goes for classic smoky eyes with gray and black shadows or brown and bronze and it is always perfectly smudged.

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7. Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley’s main go-to when it comes to makeup for big appearances is a smoky eye. The “Anna Karenina” star typically blends different shades of deep brown and gunmetal shadows with pearly shimmer on her inner and outer corner eyelids and black eyeliner on the inner rims.

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6. Nicole Richie

Not only does Nicole Richie know about all the current fashion trends, but she also knows what makeup trends are hot right now! She proved this with her glamorous look at the ALMA Awards when she wore this Mathieu Mirano black peek-a-boo gown with smoky, khol-rimmed eyes and a slicked-back hairdo.

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5. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is mostly known for her relationship with troubled teen idol Justin Bieber, but she should be more famous for her keen fashion sense and her sultry and smoky eye makeup. For the 2010 VMAs, she used navy blue smoky eye makeup, which drew attention to her eyes without being too dramatic.

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4. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is exquisitely beautiful. When she hits the red carpet, she tends to highlight two features – her eyes and her lips. The “Girl Interrupted” actress typically goes for a sultry look with her eye makeup, which requires a lot of blending. Any color of eye shadow will do.

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3. Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson always goes for a natural look so, when she rocks smoky eyes, it always looks like she is wearing very little makeup. The key to the “Almost Famous” star’s eye makeup is to keep it simple. To smoke out Hudson’s eyes, her makeup artist used pencil liner, primer and powder eye shadow.

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2. Mila Kunis

When it comes to the smoky eye makeup trend, no one does it better than Mila Kunis. With her dark eyes and hair and olive skin tone, the smoky eye look enhances her exotic features. For the “Black Swan” star’s look, you will need sultry dark eye shadow, groomed brows and a feline flick.

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1. Scarlett Johansson

For the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Scarlett Johansson rocked a magenta-colored Dolce & Gabbana gown with some bright eye makeup that gave her a very unique look. Her makeup artist blended four colors of eye shadow – light gold, copper and blue black – along the lid, and rimmed her eyes with both gold and black eyeliner for a glittery, dimensional look.

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