The Prettiest Smokey Eyes for Brown Eyes We've Ever Seen

Rachel Krause
The Prettiest Smokey Eyes for Brown Eyes We've Ever Seen
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Like a red lip or a classic cat eye, a well-done smokey eye never goes out of style. If you want to get in on the smokey look but aren't quite sure how to approach it, it's always best to start with the right shades for your eye color. Brown-eyed girls, pay attention: These 10 celebrity examples of smokey eyes for brown eyes will have you reaching for your shadow palette ASAP.

Jessica Alba
Lining the inside of your lower lid with a creamy black pencil liner or kohl gives a sexy, smoldering effect.

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Minka Kelly
Believe it or not, brown-eyed girls are especially suited to pulling off warm, reddish tones. Just blend well, keep it subtle, and offset the warmth with neutral colors, too.

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Keira Knightley
Keira makes the case here for pairing a bold red lip with a subtly dramatic eye that reads shadowy, not smokey. The highlight in the inner corners of the eyes keeps the whole look from becoming too dark.

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Jennifer Lopez
Long, thick lashes gives a bronzy eye look an extra smokey effect.

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Rose Byrne
For something a little unexpected, try a soft, smudgy navy shadow, which really draws attention to darker eyes.

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Kim Kardashian
Polarizing as she may be, you can't deny that Kim has her smokey eye game on lock. She isn't afraid of an extra bold look, and by complementing her lined, shadowed, and thoroughly mascara'd eyes with a clean face and nude lip, she looks sexy, not overdone.

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Making yet another case for the bold eye and lip look, Beyoncé kept her shadow super smudgy and her lips perfectly lined, with a bit of brow grooming to anchor the whole face.

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Eva Longoria
A coppery shadow color blended into the crease and up toward the brow bone adds a gorgeous touch of warmth to Eva's look.

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Zoe Saldana
It doesn't get prettier or more romantic than this: Make like Zoe and blend a creamy brown liner into your upper and lower lashline before applying a copper-leaning brown shade with subtle shimmer.

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Lea Michele
Sexy defined, Lea paired dark brown shadow with black liner and tons of lashes for a bold, alluring look.

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