Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman works sultry, smokey eyes. Photos: Getty Images

Smokey eyes are the perfect holiday look, and pint-size actress Natalie Portman has recently demonstrated that they're a surefire beauty secret to standing out on the red carpet. Portman has been spotted rocking this dark, smokey and sophisticated look and we love it!

The "Brothers" star alternates between a subtle and shimmering smokey eye to a smoldering and sexy smokey eye -- intensifying her look with lush lashes and soft, pink lips.

Portman's eye makeup may appear impossible to recreate, but makeup artist Carmindy breaks down the smokey eye in six easy steps. No matter how you start, the key to pulling this look together is in the highlight, says Carmindy. "Apply it right underneath the eyebrows, and at the inner corners of the eyes."

Click on the gallery below to learn how to create a smokey eye from start to finish.