(Original story published on Friday November 14th, 2014 on Slice.ca.)
We wouldn’t really call ourselves adventurous when it comes to our makeup. After trying many a trend (and failing a few too many times), we tend to choose the safe and easy makeup route day after day, night after night. But what if it only took one product to add to your typical beauty routine to completely update your look? Flip through the slideshow for ten celebrity makeup looks to copy, with one easy eyeshadow product.
Inspiration: Keira Knightley’s Chocolate Smoky Eyes
One of the most popular makeup techniques is the smoky eye, but if you’re looking for something a little lighter, do like Keira Knightley and go with shades of chocolate brown.
DIY: Keira Knightley’s Chocolate Smoky Eyes
Make your eyes as dark or light as you’d like, with Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palette ($54) which includes twelve amazing shades, perfect for any smoky eye you can imagine.
Inspiration: Diane Kruger’s Silver Lining
No need to just stick to the lids. Add radiance all around your eyes with a metallic eyeshadow liner, like Diane Kruger’s standout silver-lined eyes.
DIY: Diane Kruger’s Silver Lining
Add sparkle to your bottom lashline and to the inner corners of your eyes with Too Faced’s Bulletproof Liner in silver ($22).
Inspiration: Camilla Belle’s Crimson Lids
Perfect for the holiday season, add a crimson shade to your lidsa la Camilla Belle. (Might as well match your lipstick to it while you’re at it!)
DIY: Camilla Belle’s Crimson Lids
A favourite among beauty bloggers and vloggers alike, go with Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trioin Beach Metals ($36) to get the look.
Inspiration: Olivia Palermo’s Natural Eyes
Scared of a bit of colour on your lids? Go with a more natural palette with a hint of sparkle, like Olivia Palermo’s typical classic-glam look.
DIY: Olivia Palermo’s Natural Eyes
For this look, Guerlain’s Ecrin 4 Couleurs Long-Lasting Eyeshadows in 15 Les Sables ($75) is the way to go. Use the darkest shade at the outter corners of the eye, blend all over with the pink shade, and highlight just under the brow and bottom lashline with the top light sparkle shade.
Inspiration: Jennifer Lawrence’s Ice Queen Eyes
Let those eyes really pop by applying a wicked shade of white shadow all around, like Jennifer Lawrence’s cool look at the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
DIY: Jennifer Lawrence’s Ice Queen Eyes
For a shadow that packs a serious sparkle punch, go for Make Up For Ever’s Diamond Powder Eyeshadow in White Gold ($25).
Inspiration: Kate Bosworth’s Peachy Keen Look
Keep your look clean and simple by adding just a hint of colour to your lids like Kate Bosworth’s peachy shadow.
DIY: Kate Bosworth’s Peachy Keen Look
Try NARS Cosmetics’s Duo Eyeshadow in Heaven ($35) for two easy-to-wear shades.
Inspiration: Jessica Alba’s Golden Glow
A brighter take on the smoky eye, Jessica Alba lines her eyes with golden shadow to make them really pop and give them the holiday party treatment.
DIY: Jessica Alba’s Golden Glow
Chanel’s Les 5 Ombres in Oiseaux de Nuit ($80) is the palette you need to get you through the party season. Create a light smoky effect on the lids, then line the eyes with the amazing golden shade.
Inspiration: Jaime King’s Rosegold Highlights
Not an eyeshadow pro? We hear you! Do like Jaime King and line your eyes in a pretty metallic liner.
DIY: Jaime King’s Rosegold Highlights
It’s compact, it’s easy, and no other tools are needed. Go with Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rosegold ($33) for a foolproof way to create captivating eyes.
Inspiration: January Jones’ Warm and Neutral Eyes
Skip the dark liner and opt for a warm look like January Jones’s neutral eyes at the recent amfAR gala.
DIY: January Jones’ Warm and Neutral Eyes
Go for light shades of brown with hints of sparkle. Bobbi Brown’s Warm Eye Palette ($56) is the perfect choice.
Inspiration: Marion Cotillard’s Easy Ladylike Look
Do like the French and go clean, simple and glamorous by sticking to one standout shade on the lids, like Marion Cotillard.
DIY: Marion Cotillard’s Ladylike Look
For Marion’s look, you’ve got to go with Dior. Try Dior’s 5 Colour Eyeshadow in Bar 56 ($61). We recommend swiping the pink or silver shade on the lid, and using the white to highlight the browbone.