Eye makeup that is so great, it's worthy of praise in an awards show speech, is obviously something any beauty lover would want to pay attention to, so when Amy Schumer's smoky eye got a shoutout in her Emmy's Best Variety Sketch Series acceptance speech on Sunday night, I immediately thought, seriously, how do I copy this? Thanks to her makeup artist (via a press release), we've now got all the steps to recreate the comedian's smoky eye ourselves. Not that we have Emmys speeches to thank it in or anything...but you know.
Because dancing on pianos with Jennifer Lawrence wasn't enough to make us love her, Schumer decided to thank her makeup artist in her Emmys speech, and the Internet just about died with mad love. "The girl who gave me this sort of smoky eye...I love it," Schumer said. Seriously, hands down best speech. Ever.
But for those of you like me who are admittedly makeup-challenged, creating a smoky eye is the most daunting of all cosmetic applications. Luckily, the Trainwreck star's makeup artist, Andrea Tiller, broke down the steps she took and products used to create Schumer's amaze (and now infamous) smoky eye. The best part? it's surprisingly simple.
Here's exactly what you need to recreate Schumer's smoky eye.
Apply cream shadow on the eye socket and right under bottom lashes framing the eyes. ("Copper" Long Wear Cream Shadow by Bobbi Brown; $26; nordstrom.com).
Apply bronze shadow at the outer corner of the eyes and crease with a fluffy blending brush, and then apply the same colors under the eyes on top of where you put the base. (Charlotte Tilbury "Golden Goddess"; $52; charlottetilbury.com).
3. Smoke It Out
Apply a dark brown color to smoke out the outer corner of the eyes top and bottom for drama. (Dior 5 Couleurs #796 Palette; $62; nordstrom.com).
Apply a bronze shadow with finger, right on the center of the eye socket and also use this color to highlight around the tear duct for a bit of pop. (Urban Decay's "Baked" Shadow; $19; urbandecay.com).
On the waterline use a black/blue liner to give your eyes a subtle color pop. (Laura Mercier's "Black Turquoise" Liner; $25; lauramercier.com).
6. Falsie Prep
Use a black liquid liner to make a thin line, so your false lashes have something to stick onto when applied.
Give your top and bottom lashes a coat of mascara. (Make Up For Ever's "Smoky Lash"; $23; makeupforever.com).
Apply false eyelashes and you are good to go. (Velour Lashes in "Strike a Pose"; $35; velourlashes.com).
Images: Nordstrom; Charlotte Tilbury; Urban Decay; Laura Mercier; Makeup Forever; Velour Lashes