2 Surprisingly Simple Secrets to Nailing Amy Schumer’s Emmys Smokey Eye
When you win an award as major as an Emmy, it’s a no-brainer to thank your co-stars, your agent and your fam. But when Amy Schumer was blasting out TYs during her acceptance speech after she took home the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for Inside Amy Schumer, she gave a totally awesome and unexpected shout out to the girl who gave her a “sort of a smoky eye” (another reason to love the Trainwreck star!).
Prep for Amy Schumer’s Smokey Eye: Flawless Face + Subtle Eyelids
Apply Deep Bronze to Outside + Blend into a Bright Bronze
The first secret to getting a next-level smokey eye like Amy’s Emmys look is to use solely metallic shimmery eyeshadows to create and accent the smokey eye — I’m calling it a mixed-metal ombre smokey eye. Start on the outside corners of your lower lash line and apply a deep bronze shimmer shadow (like the middle, lower right pod from Japonesque Color Pixelated Color Eye Shadow Palette, $38) using a small, firm shadow brush so you have more control with the placement.
Amy Schumer’s Smokey Eye Secret 1: Mix Your Metals
<i>your</i>peep our post here to find out what shade to use!). Once you have that colored liner locked down — I ended up choosing a dark green eyeliner, Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Eyeliner in Green ($24), because I have hazel eyes — apply it to your lower lash line gradually, blending out toward the inside corners of your eyes. Pro tip: Stop the liner where your lower lashes start to thin out — don’t take it all the way to the inside corners. This will help your eyes look brighter and bigger.
Amy Schumer’s Smokey Eye Secret 2: Enhance With Colored Eyeliner
GO BIG here! You can always opt for some falsie eyelashes if you really want to step it up, or you can just apply a few coats of mascara. Pro tip: Apply each coat before the previous coat dries all the way to avoid clumping.
Finishing Touches for Amy Schumer’s Smokey Eye: LOTS of Mascara!
The shimmer is subtle, but still so stunning. This is one beauty copycat we’ll stash up our sleeves for a while!
What makeup looks from last night’s Emmys are you obsessed with? Tell us in the comments below.