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Joan Smalls Pulls Off An ‘Indigo Smokey Eye’ At CFDA Awards 2015

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Joan Smalls is a beauty goddess. The supermodel knows how to pull out all stops on a colorful lipstick or dramatic eye. At the CFDA Awards on June 1, she did it again, pairing a simple plunging white Calvin Klein gown and sleek ponytail with a dramatic navy blue smokey eye.

 

(Photo : Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Joan's makeup artist Sir John documented the process on Instagram, calling Joan's signature beauty look "Denim Smoke."

He added to Style.com, "Even though she has a simple halter dress, I wanted you to be able to see her eyes from a block away. Blue is modern. Everyone thinks they can only do a black, gunmetal, or brown smoky eye, so navy was a way of doing something expected in an unexpected color. I want to get as close to denim blue jeans as possible."

(Photo : Instagram/Sir John)

Sir John also shared his tips on recreating Joan's look: create the smokey eye before the rest of the beauty look, start with navy eye kohl in near the inner and outer lash line, blend it out with a synthetic brush, then, once you've achieved the shape, set it with a trio of eye shadows.

Love Joan's smokey eye? Shop these navy eyeliners and shadows below.

Beauty Crush: Joan Smalls' Denim Smoky Eye

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Deep Blue, $4.49

MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz, $16

Charlotte Tilbury Rock'N'Kohl Eyeliner in Marlene Midnight, $27

Wet'N'Wild Eye Shadow Collection in Blue Had Me At Hello, $4.68

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Skybox, $28

 

 

This article was originally published on Fashion & Style

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