If you love to work a smokey eye but are bored with the same old black and grey color palette, try this modern brown smokey eye makeup, as seen on Ashley Benson. This makeup style will suit blue, green and brown eyes with fair, medium or olive skin tones. Plus, it looks equally fabulous with all hair colors. Here’s how to get this gorgeous look:

Ashley Benson hairstylesStart with a cinnamon brown shade on the eyelids and then start to layer a deep chocolate shade on top. It looks extra gorgeous if you use an eye shadow with some shimmer in it.

Next, apply dark brown eyeliner on the top and bottom lash lines. Use a pencil if you wish to blend it in with the eye shadow and using a small blending brush, gently blend the shadow around the lash lines, pulling it down and outwards. Or, for a more precise look, use liquid eyeliner if you don’t want to get a smokey effect. Finally, use a dark brown mascara to bring out those lashes.

Ashley has left her lips bare to keep all of the attention on her eyes, but if you want a bit of color on your lips as well, go for a nude lipstick or one with just a hint of pink. Keep the lips matte or semi-matte for best results.