Like short skirts and small clutches, smoky eyes are often labeled as being late-night only. Which is too bad, because there’s nothing like a little bit of liner to make eyes pop. Don’t believe us? Check out Kristen Stewart’s beauty look for this weekend’s Kids’ Choice Awards. The actress, who spent the ceremony hanging out with BFF Katy Perry and, eventually, getting slimed, arrived wearing a Osman Yousefzada shirt-short combo and mostly-bare skin. We would have labeled it all very low-key if it weren’t for her eyes, which are subtly smoky. Monday morning makeup? Yeah, we wouldn’t bat an eyelash at that. Here’s how we’d turn Stewart’s red carpet look into an all-day option: EVEN IT: Napoleon Perdis Off Duty Tinted Moisturizer - $42
Before you take on your eyes, you want to get an even skin tone for the rest of your face. This has just enough coverage without feeling heavy. LINE IT: MAC Pro Apres Chic Longwear Eyeliner in Mountain Air - $19.50
This creamy pencil makes it even easier to get a nice, even line along your eyes. If you’ve got a steady eye (or are going out), draw along both your top and bottom lashes. SMOKE IT: Maybelline Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quad in Charcoal Smokes - $5.49
Using a liner brush, go over the eye pencil line with a little bit of charcoal eye shadow. The key to not over-smoking the eyes? Tap out the shadow from the brush before you start lining to get out excess powder.
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