A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a perfect smokey eye probably wasn’t an easy thing to achieve (what do aliens even wear to holiday parties?). Felicity Jones, the beautiful British star of the new Star Wars film rocked this magnetic eye to perfection on the red carpet recently thanks to celeb green makeup artist Katey Denno. We’re learning how to re-create the soft yet alluring look just in time for holiday party smolder…
The gorgeous star of the latest Star Wars film, Felicity Jones, has one of those faces that makeup artists just love to paint. She looks just as great in a bold eye as she does in an intensely colored lip. This look, however, was all about the eye.
I love to create a subtle smokey eye that doesn’t overwhelm the face, but instead adds to the overall look by turning the eyes into the sparkly, jewel-like focal point. I also love teaching women how to recreate looks like this one on themselves because what I use as the base is so simple to work with, and once you get that part on, you’re more than half way there.
Dense in pigment, rich in shimmer and easy to blend and smudge – I adore working with luminescent creamy eye shadows as my base shade. Pressing a powder color over top of the cream helps to create dimension and it’ll keep your cream shadow in place all night long. Here’s what you’ll need to get Felicity’s smokey eye look…
Build a Base
Ilia’s You Spin Me Round Silken Shadow Stick is a gunmetal grey with lots of cool shimmer; you can apply it sparingly for a sheer wash, or build it to near opacity with a few layers. I focused on building color on her lid, from lash line to crease, and then used what was left on my brush to smudge underneath her bottom lashes
Blend to Fade
Then I pressed RMS’s Twilight Madness-27 – a smudged-graphite – over top of the cream shadow, buffing it into the skin along the edges of the cream, so that it would appear to softly fade into her skin, rather than create a hard edge.
For added dimension, I used a small dome-tipped brush to press RMS’s Tobacco Road-97 – a rich, moss brown shadow – along the crease. This brought a bit more warmth to the eye makeup and made her eyes pop even more.
Line The Lashes
I lightly lined the inner rim of her top lashes with a dark black liner to add extra definition to her lash line.
My final step was to add a tiny highlight to the inner corner of her eyes, omitting a dense application of it in the center of the corner, rather focusing on illuminating the inner portion of the upper and lower lash line. I used a cotton swab to fully blend the highlight into her skin. Finds a few of my favorite highlighters here.
I finished the look by curling her lashes and then applying 3-4 coats of thick black mascara from Juice Beauty and combed through her lashes to separate and fan them out.
For a softer version of the smokey eye look, check out Katey’s tutorial here!