From Weekend to Evening: How Joan Smalls Is Nailing Her Eye Makeup


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Leave it to Joan Smalls to pull off a graphic cat eye midday and then take her smoky eye to denim-like heights for an evening fete, all while effortlessly stunning. Over the weekend, Joan hit the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in a white summer dress paired with strikingly cool winged eyeliner courtesy of L’Oréal Paris brand ambassador Sir John. The inky liner defined the model’s brown eyes and came to a sharp point on the inner and outer corners of her eyes, giving her overall look a little bit of edge.

The Puerto Rican beauty loves a bold beauty look (remember that violet lipstick from the 2014 Met Gala?) and those almond-shaped eyes of hers didn’t let a little rain stop a full-on smoky eye from happening. Joan enlisted the expertise of Sir John once again for the CFDA Fashion Awards, who gave her smoky eye the “denim smoke” treatment. Complemented by a sleek ponytail, Joan’s nude lip and clean complexion made way for the vibrant jewel tone shade of cobalt to stand out. It goes to show that a smoky eye isn’t limited to black or gunmetal colors — and that a pop of color can elevate the classic sultry look and make it more modern and less overwhelmingly dark. 

Joan knows how to work her beauty when it comes to her eye makeup as of late and we’re on the edge of our seats waiting to see what look she nails next.