Summer is all about lightening up. We shed heavy layers for breezier silhouettes like almost-maxi skirts and Bermuda shorts. And we lighten our hair colors to suit the season. Our makeup bags also go through some reshuffling. It’s out with the heavy foundations and powders and in with the tinted sunscreens and oil-controlling primers. This season we’ve decided to rock smoky eyes straight through summer, but with a twist.
Smoky eyes are versatile, but there’s so much more to the look than sooty black eyeshadow. But all that dark shadow isn’t really representative of the season or the best look in muggy temperatures that can cause makeup meltdowns. It’s time to lighten up smoky eyes by making use of the gorgeous eyeshadow palettes we already have.
Ahead, 13 fresh smoky eye looks that aren’t too heavy for summer.