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Recreate Oscar nominee Felicity Jones’ colorful smoky eye with this step-by-step guide.
Written By Lexy Lebsack
Photography By Guy Aroch
Makeup By Sabrina Bedrani
Hair By Alex Poli Ll O
Nails By Debbie Leavitt
Styled By Karla Welch
Recreate Oscar-nominee Felicity Jones’ multifaceted smoky eye with this step-by-step guide  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
Recreate Oscar-nominee Felicity Jones’ multifaceted smoky eye with this step-by-step guide  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

-ACTRESS FELICITY JONES / PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY AROCH

The Iridescent Smoky Eye Tutorial
BEAUTY CREDITS
  • NAILS BY DEBBIE LEAVITT
  • YSL LA LAQUE COUTURE IN 40 SEPIA 7E
FASHION CREDITS
  • STYLING BY KARLA WELCH
  • BLACK DRESS BY DOLCE & GABBANA
  • RING BY CARTIER
To compete with the flame-orange sunset, clear azure pool and sprawling view of the Hollywood Hills in the background of the frame, the final beauty look for VIOLET GREY’s shoot with Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Jones could be nothing less than color-spiked and deeply glamorous. Luckily, makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani knows her way around a showstopping eye. Using shades of aubergine, navy, aqua and green — made extra moody with a hint of gloss — Bedrani crafted a smoky, upturned masterpiece befitting the picturesque location. While the look is not for the faint of heart, it isn’t complicated to recreate or difficult to wear in real life. Bedrani’s suggestion? Worry not about securing a Los Angeles mansion, and simply balance the vibrant eye with clear skin and a neutral, matte lip. Bedrani’s full breakdown, below.

THE Iridescent Smoky Eye
TUTORIAL

BY SABRINA BEDRANI

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A bold eye calls for an even complexion, so Bedrani applied a perfecting base to Jones’ skin first (we like the Tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer), followed by a hydrating foundation like Kosas Tinted Face Oil with a brush. She skipped blush and powder to keep the look minimal and fresh.

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Using a small shadow brush (try Utowa’s Regular Eyeshadow Brush 10), Bedrani sweeped an iridescent purple shadow like the Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes in Visual Eyes on the outside half of Jones’ lid, building the shape up and out, stopping at the crease.

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To intensify the eye, Bedrani smudged a soft black liner into Jones’ top lash line, blending away any harsh edges with a small, stiff shadow brush like Utowa’s Pointed Eyeshadow Brush 7P. She lined the actress’s bottom waterline with the Dior Diorshow Waterproof Liner in Mint No. 468 to add a pop of color, then smudged the purple shadow along the bottom outer lash line.

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To give the eye an imperfect, lived-in texture, Bedrani dabbed a glossy lip balm (we like Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm) directly above the lash line in the center of the lid. This step will also help to blend the hues together. A few coats of lengthening mascara like Chantecaille Longest Lash Faux Cils Mascara in Black applied to top and bottom lashes were the finishing touch.

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A dewy, statement eye and fresh skin are properly balanced by a nude lip. Bedrani prefers a matte texture like Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillowtalk.

IN POLITE
SOCIETY

In polite society, an evening dress becomes proper pool attire
 after the stroke of MIDNIGHT.
— VIOLET GREY
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