L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Lea Michele looked fantastic at last night's amfAR LA Inspiration Gala Honoring Tom Ford and hosted by fellow Glee alumna Gwyneth Paltrow. On the arm of new beau Matthew Peatz, the brunette beauty turned heads for all the right reasons in her form-fitting golden gown with flawlessly contoured cheeks and glossy nude lips. Our favorite part? Lea's chocolate brown smoky eye. Soft enough to wear during day time hours and sultry enough for night, this look is one to try now!
A tailor-made smoky eye
While a true smoky eye is created using shades of black and grey, Lea's features warm earthy tones of chocolate brown and shimmery gold to complement her natural coloring. You, too, can add different hues to your smoke eye to enhance your eye color. Green eyes, for example, look vibrant with a bronze smoky eye, while adding a hint of eggplant purple to your eye makeup can add depth and drama to dark brown eyes.
Get the look
Start with your eye makeup before applying foundation as heavy eye makeup causes fallout that can ruin your base. Prime the eye area with an eyeshadow primer that will help your look last all night and add extra intensity to the color.
Start by applying a neutral shade all over the lid (such as gold), then add a darker shade (like brown) to the outer two thirds of your eye and through the creaseline.
Add a shimmery highlight color (in light gold or champagne) to the brow bone and inner corners of the each eye to open up the eye area.
Use a clean blending brush to blend the pigments well before coating your lashes with mascara. Finish the rest of your look and you're all set!