Megan Thee Stallion’s Smokey Eye Is the Most Dramatic Beauty Look at the Grammys

The stunning look was inspired by graphic shapes.

Megan Thee Stallion at the 2022 Grammys
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Megan Thee Stallion may be known for catchy rap lyrics and brazen confidence, but nothing could’ve prepared us for her stunning smokey eye at the 2022 Grammys. Nominated for Best Rap Performance for her hit song, “Thot Sh*t”, the Houston native wowed the crowd with a dramatic ombré eye lined in black liner with a graphic v-shape at the ends that shut down the entire red carpet.  

“For Megan’s Grammys red carpet look, we were inspired by graphic shapes and tropical temperatures,” says celebrity makeup artist Lauren Child. “Complementing her animal print dress, we made her ultra-black and dramatic cat eye the focus. We decided to go with light shades on the lid and browns in the crease to sculpt and provide a softly shaped background to her graphic liner. Layering golden bronze highlights on the high points of her face and body, we accentuated her dreamy skin to complete this bold but lush look.” 

Megan Thee Stallion’s Smokey Eye

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To create the look, Child covered the 27-year-old rapper’s eyes with the So Fierce! Prismatic Palette ($12) in Tantrum for a range of nudes. Next, she created sharp lines with So Fierce! Vinyl Eyeliner ($10) in Midnight Mystery, and for extra drama and dimension, she lined Megan's eyes with ColorStay Sharp Line Liquid Eye Pen ($10) in Blackest Black for an elevated wing. To finish the eye look, Child applied the So Fierce! Big Bad Lash Mascara ($10) in The Blackest Black for full, fanned out lashes.

There's no doubt this smokey eye lives up to her standard of being a fierce, over-the-top, leading lady. 

Deena Campbell
Beauty Director

Deena Campbell is the Beauty Director of Marie Claire where she oversees all beauty and health content on all platforms. Deena is a leader who is passionate about driving conversations on beauty topics, and is particularly dedicated to ensuring BIPOC feel seen and that their stories are told. Deena joined Marie Claire after a decade-long career as an editor in print and digital media. Before joining the brand, she managed editorial content for L’Oréal owned and where she led and developed a team of beauty editors and edited their contributions. She also crafted and successfully executed comprehensive brand strategies that resulted in brand growth and differentiation, a skill she currently brings to Marie Claire.

In 2015, she launched’s hair channel where she received Time Inc.'s Henry R. Luce Award, shortly before joining’s staff as Senior Beauty Editor. Along with her editorial positions, she also consulted on content and marketing strategies for beauty companies including DevaCurl and Dove, and has appeared at various speaking events and live television segments. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Byrdie, SELF, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and a host of others. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. You can find her on Instagram at @deenacampbell.