This Celeb Makeup Trend Is The Anti-Smoky Eye

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There’s something about spring that makes us thirsty for change. While Kondo-ing your apartment or going for a drastically different hair color are certainly noble pursuits, they also require major commitment. So leave it to Hollywood to inspire a switch up that only lasts for a day. We’re talking about some of the major eye looks that Tinseltown’s finest have been serving on the red carpet as of late: upside down eye looks, dual-tone liners and now, wrap-around shadow, which satisfies the need for something different, but only requires a few products.
The concept is simple: ditch heavy swaths of eyeliner and line both upper and lower lids with soft, hazy shadow instead. It’s a look that’s part ‘70s and part Gibson girl — yet totally modern. Some stars dial up the glam factor by pairing the look with falsies (Hannah Jeter) or wearing sparkle-dusted shades (Thandie Newton). Others, like Dakota Johnson, keep the vibe more mellow by wearing a simple wash of color on its own.
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The key to nailing any variation of the look, says celebrity makeup artist Kristen Arnett, is to blend shadows like crazy in order to avoid harsh lines. “Use a tighter brush with a bit of fluff in it to blend,” she advises. To create a look that’s super-soft focus, Arnett suggests applying a bit of translucent powder to the lids before adding color shadow. “It will create a nice, silky base,” she says.
With spring break (and festival season) around the corner, we can’t think of a better time to ditch pencils. Ahead, see why an eyeshadow single in your favorite shade is the only liner you need right now.
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With the help of makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis, Lea Michele sheds her girl-next-door vibe for a night, thanks to a pink shadow halo that encircles brown eyes — an effect that makes them appear even more saucer-like. Achieve a similar look with the Wild Hibiscus or Passion Fruit Pink shades found in the Laura Geller Island Escape Eyeshadow Palette.
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Proof that violet eyes weren't just for Elizabeth Taylor: Emma Stone gives the look a modern spin with lilac shadow that makeup artist Rachel Goodwin placed both high on the arch and used in lieu of liner on bottom lids.
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Makeup artist Sir John plays up Shanina Shaik’s green eyes with shimmery, army green shadow that extends to bottom lids — and we're dying to copy it this weekend. Bonus points for a gilded hue that strobes the inner corners of the upper lids like you see here.
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Makeup artist Beau Nelson bathes Hannah Jeter’s eyes in incandescent pink, a shade that intensifies green irises and looks fresh with nothing more than a set of falsies. Score a similar look with By Terry Eye Designer Palette Parti Pris in Techno Aura.
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Metallic pink hasn’t looked this good since Debbie Gibson unleashed Electric Youth perfume in the ‘90s. Makeup artist Patrick Ta keeps the effect fresh by pairing the pearlescent shade with a matte, fuchsia lip.
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One way to raise the bar on a supermodel stare? Surround Joan Small’s gaze with pink shadow, smoked out and paired with major mascara.
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Most of us have tried orangey-peach lipstick and blush, but have drawn the line at wearing the same color eyeshadow. Karlie Kloss and makeup artist Hung Vanngo show we may have stopped short: feathered shadow makes the model’s eyes appear even more blue — and seals the deal on a dope monochromatic look.
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If a shadow-as-liner look feels a bit flat, add texture, like makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis did for American Honey actress Sasha Lane. Here, a hint of glimmering shadow gives way to a matching matte shade that wraps around to her lower lids.
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Dakota Johnson nails the no-liner look in this creation by makeup artist Kate Lee: The golden shade of shadow buffed out on her upper and lower lids makes her blue eyes pop even more.
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