Who: Karlie Kloss
Where: FEED USA + Target Launch
Why we like it: It’s always a special occasion when you get to see supermodels all dressed up and not on the runway. With summer party season around the corner we’re definitely going to be taking inspiration from Karlie’s uber-smoky eye for a more dramatic evening look.
How to get it at home: If you’re going to be wearing heavy eye makeup, it’s often a good idea to start with the eyes and apply the base after, just in case of any fall out. Karlie’s look is sophisticated, and no doubt took 3 or 4 shadows to achieve, but you can get the look easily with Smashbox’s Fade To Black Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette in Fade Out ($42). The secret to any good smoky eye is color depth. It’s rare (if not impossible) to get a stellar smoky eye using just black, so take a cue from Karlie and start with a black shadow and then add a bit of eggplant shadow into the corners for definition. A touch of light pink shadow in the inner corners can help keep the eye from looking too heavy and open up the whole look. Finish off with a dark liner, such as Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Black Lace ($9), and top off with your favorite mascara.
Now that your eyes are done, brush off any stray shadow and go in with your base. We love Boscia’s BB Cream SPF 27 PA++ ($18) which is perfect for a look such as this when its important not to cover the skin’s natural texture. Keeping with the dewy base, use a cream blush, such as Josie Maran’s Argan Color Stick in Spice ($22), to give the cheeks a bit of summer warmth. Top off your look with a nude or clear gloss, such as Fresh’s Sugar Shine Lip Treatment ($18.50).