Jennifer Hudson seemed to be the only woman on the red carpet with some eye makeup on (as well as Taylor Swift) at this years VMA’s! We thought her look was perfect- it matched both of her outfits and is the right balance of smoky eyes with a pop of color. Here’s how to get her look!

Step 1: Apply our Matte Eyeshadow in ‘Nude’ to the lids as a base. Using our Eye Defining Brush and the ‘Charcoal’ Matte Eyeshadow, define the outer corners of the eyes and crease for a smoky look.

Step 2: Grab your favorite blue eyeliner (check our our Mineral Eyeliner in ‘Midnight’) and line the lower water line and lower lash line. For an extra pop of shimmer, set the eyeliner by applying our Mineral Eyeshadow in ‘Beachy’ over the eyeliner.

Step 3: Coat lashes with our Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara. Apply the half lash from our Lash Collections in ‘Dramatic’ to the outer edge of the eye to accentuate the winged eyeshadow for bold lashes!

What did you think of her look and her surprise performance?