Sultry. Daring. Bold. To us, a good smokey eye is more about confidence than anything else. Whether you’re after a soft smolder or all about the dramarama, this in-demand beauty look is incredibly accessible and actually, more about discovering the version that works best for you. That’s why we’re in love with the new Smokey Nudes Collection by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. This down-to-earth collection introduces a perfectly balanced palette of lighter shades that lets you control your eye shadow’s intensity from day to night. Never bat a nervous lash again, and become the smokey eye savant you’ve always wanted to be with this brilliant makeup must-have. (Just smudge, and hit blend!)
Scroll below to discover the five wearable yet striking looks created with Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Nudes Collection.
This natural smokey look is a daytime essential if you prefer keeping things fresh and effortless.
Fashion credits: Helmut Lang Grid-Pattern Cropped Sweater ($345)
A: Apply Sand Dune Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick on lid.
B: Top with Blonde Eye Shadow.
C: Smudge Bark Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick along top lash line.
D: Line bottom lid with Sand Dune Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.
E: Smokey Eye Mascara on top and bottom lashes.
F: Apply Powder Pink Pot Rouge to cheeks.
G: Sandwash Pink Lip Color to finish.
A shimmer finish illuminates and lends an unexpected metallic sheen to your smokey look.
Fashion credits: Topshop Lace Embellished Crop Tee ($68) in Black
A: From the New Smokey Nudes Palette, apply Smokey Brown Metallic Eye Shadow + Silver Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow on lid.
B: Apply Smoked Shadow to inner corners.
C: Line eyes with Noir Kajal smudged with Smoked Shadow.
D: Watercolor Pink Sparkle Eye Shadow dabbed on inner corners and lid.
E: Apply Sandstone Shimmer Brick as a highlighter to cheek.
F: Apply Smokey Eye Mascara to finish.
Deepen the intensity of your dark liner on the top and bottom lash line for a powerful pop.
Fashion credits: Diane von Furstenberg Donna Embellished Neckline Cardigan ($365) in Black
A: Apply Noir Kajal Liner on entire lid and wing out.
B: Apply Burnt Sugar Eye Shadow and smudge from inner corner halfway. Blend into Noir Kajal Liner.
C: Apply Noir Kajal Liner on bottom corners.
D: Apply Smokey Eye Mascara.
E: Apply Lip Balm.
F: Apply Sandstone Shimmer Brick to cheeks.
Experiment with a bolt of color in a smokey olive or navy to achieve that notice-me-now gaze.
A: Smudge Pacific Kajal Liner on top lash line, bottom lash line, and water line.
B: Smudge bottom lash line with Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.
C: Apply Smokey Eye Mascara.
D: Apply Powder Pink Pot Rouge on lips and cheeks.
The secret to mastering the ultimate nighttime smokey eye? The beauty is in the imperfection.
Fashion credits: Alice & Olivia Marlene Zig Zag Fur Jacket ($997) in Galaxy
A: Highlight brow line with Cream Eye Shadow from the Smokey Nudes Palette.
B: Apply Noir Kajal Liner (top and bottom).
C: Blend Rich Espresso Eye Shadow (top and bottom).
D: Apply Smokey Eye Mascara.
E: Sandstone Shimmer Brick on cheeks.
F: Sandwash Pink Lip Color with Crystal Lip Gloss.
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Which gorgeous smokey look do you have your eye on for fall? Tell us in the comments below!