I recently interviewed Kristen Stewart for the first time, and honestly, it was a little hard to concentrate. This was partially due to my general obsession with the award-winning actress's brilliance and cool-girl attitude, but it was also due in part to her incredibly sultry black eye makeup, which was smoked out to perfection. As soon as I got home, I interrogated my makeup artist contacts to find the genius responsible for her look, and I quickly uncovered that it was none other than Jamie Greenberg, an effervescent Hollywood artist (and dear friend) who's painted the faces of every cool bish from to Elisabeth Moss to Busy Phillips to Kaley Cuoco.
Of course, this all sent me down a rabbit hole of Kristen Stewart eye makeup looks over the years, many of which were done by Greenberg. I don't understand how I'd never noticed how consistently unique, edgy, and just plain cool her eyeliner game is. According to her makeup artist, Stewart has a distinct point of view when it comes to her look and does not shy away from pushing the envelope. "Kristen always has an idea to collab," says Greenberg. "She is very much part of the art direction. ... She can pull off anything and is usually game to." Want to feel high-key inspired by this celeb's consistently fire eye makeup game? Keep scrolling for 11 of Kristen Stewart's best looks.
This high-impact smoky eye is smudged to perfection, and the cool-toned shimmer at the inner corners brings it just enough dimension. Create a similar look with Pat McGrath's Mothership I Eyeshadow Palette in Subliminal ($125).
Two-toned eyeliner is one of K.Stew's signatures. This witchy look boasts shimmery red on the bottom with black on top and in the inner corners. Greenberg created this look on Stewart for a Chanel dinner using the brand's Le Rouge Collection Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Eros ($33).
This Amy Winehouse–style flick looks dope on K.Stew. To re-create it for yourself, use a jet-black shadow with a fine-tipped brush to create the wing and a matching eyeliner pencil on the upper and lower lids.
That same Pat McGrath Subliminal Palette would also work beautifully to create this alien-esque blue-on-blue look.
This key to this Twiggy-like look is a thick layer of black liquid liner on the top lid, contrasted with bright white in the water line and tons of lashes.
This androgynous supervillain look is pure genius. To re-create it, try using Nars's L'amour Toujours' Eyeshadow Palette($59), which has all the blacks, slate greys, and blues you'll need.
This warm look (super-flattering on blue-green eyes), involves a blend of rusty red shadows on the top and bottom lids. To do it yourself, try using Nyx's Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Neutrals ($18).
This shimmery silver-blue look is a slightly softer departure from Stewart's gothic effects. (See more simple eye shadow looks here.)
Placing bright cobalt liner just at the inner corners is a bold move, but are we really surprised? Marc Jacobs's Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($25) would work great here.
Half shimmery rose gold, half matte black? Sounds intense, and it is, but it totally works. Tarte's Chrome Paint Shadow Pot in Frosé ($22) would slay this look.
This bottom liner–heavy look, complete with an upward-curved wing, is like something from a sci-fi film (in the best way possible).
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