How to Put a Summer Spin on Smoky Eyes

Celebrity Style Aug. 2, 2011 AT 3:53PM
How to Put a Summer Spin on Smoky Eyes Credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

Love smoky eyes but don't feel like having lines of black eye shadow running down your face in the heat? Luckily for sultry-eye seekers, stars like Jennifer Hudson, Marion Cotillard, and Olivia Wilde have been proving on the red carpet that updating the look for summer just involves exaggerating your top lids.

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"A half-moon shape creates a wide-eyed effect," says makeup pro Shannon Pezzetta (who has worked with Hudson). Start by applying a shimmering dark brown or gray shadow from lash lines to above the crease, then blend a silver hue in the inner corners. LORAC Ooh La Lace baked Shimmer and Matte Eye Shadow Palette has all three hues and comes in one compact case. ($36, sephora.com) Swipe a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover in a semicircle from inner to outer corners to define the shape.

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