Natalie Portman is a true fan of the smokey eye, and she always wears it well. At the premiere of her latest film, Brothers, Natalie was exquisite as usual— her makeup was flawless! We can’t help but admire her eye makeup, since this is the time of year we find ourselves rockin’ different variations of the classic look.
To create a similar look at home, we suggest you try Maybelline’s new Stylish Smokes eyeshadow quad in Natural Smokes. This quad along with the other 3 in the collection has every shadow you’ll need to give your peepers the perfect smokey eye. Add some eyeliner and your favorite mascara and you’re set to hit the town looking bold and beautiful.Maybelline Stylish Smokes, $5.49 each, drugstore.com
Sonia Kashuk BCRF ‘Curl for a Cause’ Eyelash CurlerWho wouldn’t love a pink eyelash curler? We love this one not only for its fabulous color (not to mention the adorable floral case it comes with), but because we know that purchasing it 15% of the purchase price will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $9.99, target.com
Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and EyesWith this special, limited-edition all-in-one makeup palette, you can show your support. This palette includes four gorgeous eye colors and two cheek colors that can be used to highlight, define or contour for a look that’s customized to you. Packaged in a limited-edition pink compact. Perscriptives will donate $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during the annual October Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. A $100 value, $48.50, nordstrom.com
Ramy Beauty Melon Rouge Juicy CheeksCelebrity makeup artist and cancer-survivor Ramy Gafni is well known for his brow-shaping skills, but this year 20% of the sales of his ‘Melon Rouge’ Juicy Cheeks— a bright pink hue that gives skin just the right amount of “flush”— will go directly to CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. $24, ramy.com
Beyonce was honored last week as ‘Woman of the Year’ at Billboard’s Women in Music awards. We were in awe of her glowing skin and overall makeup look, but it was her stand-out eyeshadow that we loved most. Makeup artist Jackie Gomez explains: “I loved the color of her dress so much so I wanted to mirror the effect that it had against her skin- the Cleo Duo Eyeshadow was perfect.”
We think so, too.
Nars Cleo Duo Eyeshadow, $32, sephora.com
Antique Gold— deep gold sparkle
Black Pearl— medium purple
Brown Metal— warm brown sparkle
Chrome Patina— golden pewter
Goldstone— gold sparkle
Mercury— silver sparkle
Starry Night— navy blue sparkle
Starry Purple— deep purple sparkle$19 each, saks.com