Holiday Beauty How-To: Kristen Stewart’s Bronze Smoky Eye
If I were Kristen Stewart, I would bid adieu to my sparkly boyfriend and put a ring on my makeup artist instead. Whether she’s in bright pink lipstick or this gorgeous smoked-out bronze eye, you can always bet on Bella Swan for the most enviable beauty looks (and, okay, arm candy) on any given red carpet. We’re obsessed with this pretty metallic look ― let’s take a closer look and break it down, after the jump.
- Kristen’s eyes have been lined with dark brown in both the upper and lower waterlines. Using an eye pencil safe for use in this sensitive area, like Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee, pull back your upper lid and line the white area just below the lashline from inner to outer corner. Pull down the lower lid and do the same to the lower waterline ― you can go over the area multiple times until the liner is dark. With such a shadow-heavy look, you’ll want to use a reliable lid primer, like NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Dip a wide eyeliner brush (like Bobbi Brown Smoky Eyeliner Brush) in a heavily-pigmented black-brown shadow, like Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Caviar. Apply the shadow beginning close to the lashline at the inner corner, thickening the line near the middle of the lid and tapering off toward the end. Layer the shadow on heavily until it’s opaque, like liner, and use your finger or a smudge brush to smoke the color outward just slightly.
- Dampen a small shadow brush, like Sephora Collection Classic All Over Shadow Brush. Using a coppery wet/dry shadow, like Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Terracotta, apply the color from inner to outer corners following the natural contour of the eye, being sure to keep the color above the line created by the darker shade. Concentrate the color in the middle and crease of the lid, where it should hit just below the browbone, and taper outward from there. Use your finger or a smudge brush to blend the two colors just slightly together so they’re seamless, and do the same at the outer corner where the colors smoke out. Use a very small brush, or your finger, to run just a hint of the metallic color around the lower lashline. Curl lashes (carefully!) and layer on a dark brown mascara.