Natalie Portman Smokey Eye Makeup: Step By Step Tutorial

Today we will learn about Natalie Portman smokey eye makeup tutorial. Natalie Portman is a very talented actress.

She’s been in many movies, starting from Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace. In recent times, she starred in the superhero movie Thor.

This tutorial will teach you how to do the smokey eye makeup that Natalie Portman wore to the American Music Awards in 2007.

You can also use this look for an evening party or dinner with your friends and family! It’s really easy, and all you need are some basic makeup brushes (and patience).

Natalie Portman Smokey Eye Makeup
Natalie Portman Smokey Eye Makeup

Natalie Portman Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

What You Need:

Step 1: Prepping Eyes

Combine your foundation with a few light swipes of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, or use it as the base. You can also use this powder alone, but under the eyes, apply a very thin layer with a pressed or sponge brush to minimize the appearance of fine lines. (This is also great for blemish-prone skin.

Step 2: Applying Primer Foundation

Smooth on primer, starting just beneath your jawline and working your way up. This is where the magic happens. Prime one eye at a time, leaving the other open so you can see the difference. Doing this prevents you from getting a primer in your eye and helps both sides of your face match up perfectly.

Step 3: Applying Concealer

Using a brush or clean fingertip, apply concealer to any dark spots or blemishes you may have.

Step 4: Golden Bronzer

Using a tiny brush, apply a generous amount of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to the cheekbones, nose, and forehead in the hollows of your cheekbones. Blend out the edges. This will add an instant glow to your face. You can also use a contoured sponge if you don’t have a brush or if you prefer to contour with makeup on your fingers.

Step 5: Applying Blush

Tap a brush into a matte blush and apply the color to the apples of your cheeks. This gives your face a glowing, rosy flush. Go lightly–you don’t want to look like you have pink powder all over your face!

Step 6: Eyelashes

If you want to add long lashes for extra oomph, use two coats of L’oreal Telescopic Mascara or any waterproof mascara.

Step 7: Lipstick

Apply a bright, red, matte lip color. Although Natalie Portman is wearing a deep scarlet red shade in the American Music Awards makeup tutorial, she can also wear natural lip color. Apply lipstick last because it’ll make your lips look chapped if you apply too much!

Step 8: Face Powder or Bronzer

To finish off your smokey eye makeup, you can use face powder to diffuse any harsh shadow lines or simply use MAC Studio Finish Natural for an everyday look. If you’re going out, try MAC’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation instead.

Step 9: Eye Shadow

Apply a blending brush dipped in eye shadow to the lid and then along the crease of your eye with a shimmery beige or light brown color, such as MAC Brown Script. You can also go for neutral beige hues like light lavender, light blue, or light purple.

Step 10: Eye Liner

Outline your eyes very lightly with a black eyeliner pencil. Start in the middle and draw a straight line out to the outer corners. This will create the illusion of bigger, wider-looking eyes.

Step 11: Eye Shadow on Lid

Using the same brush you used to apply eye shadow on your lid, sweep a deeper brown along your crease. Bring it all the way up to your brow bone, extending it outward and upward like you’re painting an artist’s brushstroke.

Step 12: Smoky Eyeliner

Add a smoky gradient of shades along with your lower lashline. This line is your new definition line and makes your eyes look bigger and wider. You can choose whatever neutral shades work best for you or use a black liner.

Step 13: Faux Lash Curl

If you want to enhance the illusion of longer lashes, apply mascara after applying falsies. This will make the fake ones look more natural, and you’ll get lots of length out of them. Remember: Longer lash equals bigger eyes!

Step 14: Finishing Touches

You’re almost done! Add a hint of highlight to the inner corners of your eyes by placing a highlighter directly along your tear ducts with a brush. This gives your eyes more dimension and makes them look bigger than ever. Finish off with a coat of mascara, and you’re good to go! If you want to play it safe, you can skip this step.


Who says makeup is just for Halloween? This Natalie Portman makeup tutorial is definitely a very popular and fun look that you can use any time of the year!

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