Angelina Jolie Eye Makeup: A Step By Step Tutorial

Time to take some tips from the Tomb Raider herself to make heads turn wherever you go.

Reviewed by Simone de VlamingSimone de Vlaming, Beauty Expert
By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Angelina Jolie is a movie star from heaven, and she has made us all drool over her makeup. So, if you ever wanted to recreate her look, we are here to help you with some tips on Angelina Jolie’s eye makeup. Her simple yet elegant makeup always makes her stand out in the crowd, and the secret is her well-defined eyes. This diva has never failed to rock the red carpets with her rosy red lips and neutral shades of eyeshadows. Swipe up for more.

Getting Started

Regardless of the look, one should always moisturize and prime the eyes before getting started. This creates an even base and allows the products to glide on the eyes effortlessly, and remain unsmudged and intact for a longer period.

You Will Need

  • Eyeshadows
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Brushes

Fake Eyelashes (optional)

Step 1

Identify the crease area with the help of a fluffy brush.

Close your eyes and place the brush exactly where you can feel your eyeball.

Step 2

Take a matte finish brown eyeshadow and start by applying the color with a fluffy brush on the crease.

Blend it all over the crease. This technique helps to contour the crease area and makes your eyes stand out even more.

For the eyelid, you can opt for a neutral eyeshadow that complements the crease color. Here, I have used a translucent powder on the eyelid as it looks natural and gives the illusion of having fuller eyelids.

Step 3

Take the same brown eyeshadow and apply the color on your lower eyelid, concentrating more on the outer corner of the eye to get a soft, smokey look.

In case of any fall out, dust off the eyeshadow with a loose powder.

They say brows frame your face, so do not forget to fill in your brows!

Step 4

Once you are done with blending the eyeshadow, you can start fixing the false lashes. Adding false lashes makes the overall look even more impactful.

You can choose to use either dramatic or natural looking lashes.

Quick Tips

  1. Cut the lashes into halves or into one-thirds to make application easy.
  2. You can apply mascara before curling your lashes.
  3. Always measure the size of the lashes by placing them on the eyes, and then, you can trim or cut the lashes according to your eye shape.
  4. If you notice any space between your real and fake lashes, fill in the gaps with liquid or gel eyeliner. This makes the lashes look more natural.
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Always use a volumizing mascara instead of a lengthening mascara before curling your fake eyelashes for a dramatic look.

Step 5

Once you’re done fixing the lashes, apply an eyeliner with either an angular or a pointed liner brush. In this case, I have used a gel liner called Blacktrack by MAC.

Start the application from the outer corner of the eye, gradually drawing the line till the inner corner. The liner should be applied very close to the lashes so that it covers the false lash line.

Use an eyeshadow of the same color as your liner, and dab it with an angular brush or a flat eyeshadow brush to make your liner look even more intense. It will also prevent creasing of the liner.

Note that, Angelina also loves to flaunt a cat-eye look, which focuses on a winged liner. You can use black liquid eyeliner to draw a thin line along your upper lash line. Gradually thicken it towards the outer corner of your eye. Finally, draw a winged tip upwards and outwards towards your temple.

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You can also use a black or dark gray eyeshadow and lightly whisk it over your upper and lower lash lines to create a beautiful smokey eye look.

Step 6

Use the same eyeliner and  blend the color on the lower eyelids as well.

Step 7

Curl your lashes to give them a lift and a rounded effect. Using a curler also elevates your lashes and opens up your eyes.

Coat both the top and bottom lashes with lots of mascara. For more drama, you can coat your lashes two to three times. I have used Colorbar’s mascara here.

You can keep the lips neutral or experiment with vibrant reds, pinks, or corals. As Angelina Jolie is known for her voluptuous and pouty lips, I chose to use a vibrant pink shade.

The beauty of this look is – you can tweak it to get either a subtle or a glamorous look! It is one of the best and most stunning celebrity visuals, that’s for sure.

Final Look!

Actress Angelina Jolie’s captivating eye makeup is simple yet elegant and grabs the attention of many. Everyone wants to know the secrets of her eye makeup, which is perfect all the time. Before starting any eye makeup, you should moisturize and apply a primer. This makes product application easier. Then, with a good eyeshadow, eyeliners, and mascara, you can recreate the look of Angelina Jolie. The step-by-step tutorial mentioned above will help you get the desired look, and you can get the best compliments for this eye makeup.

Now that you know how to do eye makeup like Angelina Jolie, what are you waiting for? Go channel your inner Angelina Jolie and stun everyone with your looks! Was this tutorial helpful? Share your feedback with us in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to choose the right colors and products for an Angelina Jolie smoky eye look that complements your skin tone and eye color?

Since a smoky eye complements all skin tones and eye colors, all you’ll need is a full-coverage concealer, a densely packed eyeshadow brush, a fluffy blending brush, an eyeshadow palette with black/brown/neutral shades with shimmer and matte shades, a gel eyeliner, and a waterproof mascara. Whether you want a dramatic or minimal look, these items will help you create your desired smoky eye look.

How does Angelina Jolie apply her eyeliner?

For an Angelina Jolie-style liner look, line the inner rims of your lashes rather than just on top and bottom. You can use a pencil, gel, or liquid liner.

Is Angelina Jolie’s eye makeup suitable for all skin tones?

Yes! If you want to recreate Angelina Jolie’s natural and fresh look, you just need to start with an eye prep and primer.

Are there any potential side effects associated with Angelina Jolie’s eye makeup?

No, there are no potential side effects. Although, removing eye makeup every time before bed is a must to avoid eye and skin-related issues in the future.

How has Angelina Jolie’s eye makeup look evolved over the years?

From using blue eyeshadow in 1998, and winged eyeliner in 2000, to volumized open lashes in 2015, and experimenting with smokey eyes in 2017, Angelina Jolie’s eye makeup trends have evolved quite a bit over the years, but they all beautifully complimented her striking blue eyes.

What kind of brush does Angelina Jolie use to blend her eyeshadow?

You will need a Mac 233 flat shader brush, a Mac 275 fluffy angled brush, a Real Techniques setting brush for a bigger, fluffier effect, and a liner brush to achieve Angelina Jolie’s eye makeup look. The Real Techniques setting brush will help blend the eyeshadow seamlessly.

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