Beauty Community Tip: Who Says Smokey Eyes are All About Black?

We all know about the sultry appeal of smokey eyes. No doubt about it, smokey eye makeup will get you noticed - your eyes just pop and are incredibly alluring. Who doesn’t want that?

In the past, most people have associated smokey eyes with black or charcoal gray eyeshadows. But so many makeup artists aren’t using just black anymore. I’ve seen some gorgeous eyes done with deep plums, chocolate browns, dark emerald greens, even pink and navy blues and they all still sport the same smoldering allure.

I really love the look, but I usually reserve it for evening or fancy occasions because it can be too strong for the daytime. So, if you’re looking to switch it up a bit and sport a chic and modern alternative to the smokey eye, I say, try it!

Here are a few fun smokey eye looks I’ve recently spotted on Pinterest:
- Pink smokey eyes
- Gray and purple smokey eyes
- Metallic silver smokey eyes 

See more of my Beauty & Hair Inspirations on my Pinterest page:

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine
June 23, 2013 2:34 AM ashley Says:

can you please share with us what line and names of the eye shadows in the picture? I love this look!

June 22, 2013 11:23 AM heather Says:

i love make-up and i hope you can help me on the lips and the cheeks for a natual glow thank you and i love you on the real housewive of oc and are you and alexis ever going to make up

June 20, 2013 9:38 AM Jennifer Says:

How do u get ur makeup to look so soft and flawless. I've tried everything. Am I putting to much or to less on?? What tour regimen when u do your makeup??? Help!

June 10, 2013 3:56 PM Melissa Says:

Love, Love, Love This Look. Im assuming the colors are from your amazing make up line? I think I may have it figured out but can you confirm the colors you used? Thanks!!

June 10, 2013 2:15 PM MelissaC Says:

I am with the other Melissa, I REALLY wish you would do a makeup tutorial for us. Your makeup is always so beautiful and flawless!!!

June 03, 2013 10:15 PM Melissa Says:

Ok, so watching the show tonight, couldn't take my eyes off your eye makeup....the style you wore when hearing about vikki's numerous partners and hypocritical sexual activities. You've gotta do a makeup tutorial for us! I need to learn how to get that look! I feel like your the only person who knows how to do the smokyish look without looking like a raccoon or like you are wearing night makeup during the day. Ya know what I'm saying? Can ya help a girl out?

April 24, 2013 8:31 AM Rachel Says:

Can you tell which colors are the the ones you used for this look? Thanks :))

April 04, 2013 5:34 PM Esmeralda Says:

Gretchen, what should I use on my face for dry skin, dark spots due to low estrogen. I'm 49 and looking every bit of of it. I like a foundation that covers everything but don't like the line from head to neck. Please help. Thanks

March 01, 2013 2:14 AM kate Says:

I absolutly love this look! Very summery and girly can't wait to try it out myself!

February 28, 2013 10:56 AM Saima Says:

Please please please could you list the colours that you used for this pink smokey the look!

February 25, 2013 1:19 PM Trish Says:

You're so beautiful that you do not need makeup at all! But I love pink, so pink smokey eyes!


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