Rachel McAdams Red Carpet Smoky Eyes
Rachel McAdams blazed the red carpet this week with shimmer-rimmed eyes topped by loads of matte charcoal smoky shadow. Her eyes purred with perfection and she got a big thumbs up from us for a super gorgeous smoky-cat eye.
Beth says it’s all about where you place the color that will give you the look you desire. She suggests mixing a dark chocolate and charcoal eyeshadow together and applying from the outer corner of eye using a soft eye shadow brush. Bring it back toward the iris and blend into the crease to create the smoky-cat eye look seen here on Rachel.
An even easier way to get this look is to use the cat eye Stencil from the Get in Line Eyeliner Kit (both shadows included) placing it higher on the eyelid will give you a thick and smoky cat eye with a strong point on the outer eye like Rachel’s. Soften the edges with your eyeshadow brush and finish with an icy shadow near the inner corner of the eye that extends to the iris and sweep the color on the lower lashline too. Try Abyssinia, a delicate pearl sheen shadow from NARS.
For added eye popping appeal use a black gel eyeliner to line along the lashline. Apply to the outer eye area and blend into the center of eyes rather than lining the entire eye. Repeat the same on the bottom. Try Onyx Stay Put gel Eyeliner, $18 at bethbenderbeauty.com
You’ve got sexy smoky cat eyes baby!