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.
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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