If there’s one celebrity who’s makeup I’ve really loved over the years, it would have to be Kristen Stewart’s eye makeup. Kristen has beautiful green eyes and one thing’s for sure; she has a incredible good makeup artist!
I believe, like all celebrities, her makeup artist depends on where she is, but for the most part, I’ve noticed that her signature smokey gray eyes are always from celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey who is fantastic and whose work I’ve been following for years.
And while Kristen tends to change up her makeup look to compliment her ever changing hair styles and colors, it’s her signature smokey gray eyes I want to talk about.
The Secret Behind Kristen Stewart’s Eye Makeup
It’s simple, and one of the thing I especially love about her eye makeup: gray smokey eyes mixed with brown blended around and on the crease, which works to bring out her beautiful green eyes even more than the usual smokey eyes technique.
Personally, I think the epitome of her eye makeup look was showcased on her recent November 2009 issue of Allure magazine, one I’ve kept in my makeup archives because… look at it! Stunning.
What’s great about this look too, is that the colors are ‘neutral’ so it can suit any eye color, not just green eyes. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Products to Use
Gorgeous! To get her eye makeup look, you need these products (I’ve linked to the products I think are the best for this look):
- Metallic gray eyeshadow
- Matte light taupe/brown eyeshadow
- Highlighting eyeshadow
- Black shimmer eyeshadow
- Matte black pencil eyeliner
(Or if you prefer, you will find all these eyeshadow colors in this Smokey Nude eyeshadow palette, and all you’ll need to after that is a black eyeliner and mascara.)
So here’s what to do. The chart above shows you exactly where you are applying your product so you don’t get confused.
- Apply your metallic gray eyeshadow all over your lid. After applying it to your lid, take a smaller eyeshadow brush and lightly draw your lower lash line with the eyeshadow as well. Take your finger and slightly smudge it all – in the chart above, you should have color as shown in the ‘green’ areas.
- Take your light brown eyeshadow and apply it on top of your gray eyeshadow, (‘pink’ area in the chart above) at the crease of your eye. Blend downwards into your gray shadow so they look blended in together.
- Take your highlighting eyeshadow and apply it to the inner tear drops to your eye, like in the ‘blue’ above. Blend in.
- Next, take your black eyeshadow and a very thin eyeliner brush, and apply black shadow to your top and bottom lash lines. On your top lash line, blend a little more shadow into the outer corners of your eye, like shown in ‘yellow’ in the chart above.
- Take your eyeliner and line your top and bottom lashes, on top of what you just did with the black shadow. You may also tightline your waterline if you want to!
- Finish off with tons of mascara. Check out this mascara tip which is a total game changer.
Et voila! Eye makeup inspired by Kristen Stewart.