Smoky eyes don’t always have to be layered with deep kohl or pewter. Case in point: Emily VanCamp‘s subtle but sultry honey lids. We got the inside scoop from celebrity makeup artist Rosie Johnston, who created the fresh, understated look for the Revenge star’s appearance at the recent Environmental Media Awards. “Emily’s dress was such a bold color,” Johnston told InStyle.com, “we wanted to keep it simple.” She began by prepping skin with oil-free tinted moisturizer and spot concealer. “Just enough coverage, so the skin look clean and keeps a natural dewiness,” she said. To highlight the contours of VanCamp’s face, Johnston used Giorigio Armani’s Blushing Fabric in Carmel ($39, saksfifthavenue.com) on her cheeks and jawline. But it’s those smoky lids that have us ooh-ing and ah-ing. Johnston’s secret? “I used the same liquid bronzer on her eye lids as I did for her cheeks,” she told us, adding that she blended the bronzer with MAC eyeshadow in Texture ($15, mac.com) up toward the brow bone and outer corners of the eyes. Johnston also suggested lining a light layer of shadow under the lower lash line to make eyes really pop. To finish off the look, she filled in the brows with Talika Eyebrow Extender in Dark Brown ($35, talika.com). “You can’t forget the brows!” Johnston exclaims. “They’re so important to the look.” Love celebrity beauty tips? Check out our gallery below!
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