"What I am noticing for Fall is a major cat eye with the heavy eye shadow," says Hollywood makeup artist Debbie Zoller (who has worked with stars like Patricia Arquette on Little Nicky and Christina Hendricks on Mad Men). "Last season for Fall it was more about the Mad Men look with the heavy eyeliner, but not really the eye shadow. What I am finding now, is that it's more of the heavy eye shadow that’s coming back," she adds. To find out Debbie's tips for getting the sultry, wearable look, just keep reading.
Selita Ebanks's magenta lipstick and silvery smoky eye, which she wore at the New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala last night, make great alternatives to the more typical red lipstick/charcoal smoky eye combination. The bright, cheery pop of pink livens up the whole look, making it festive for nights when you want to stand out from the crowd. To get Selita's look, try a magenta, cranberry, or fuchsia lipstick, like Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Lipstick in Provocative Pink ($34), and for your eyes, first sweep a silver shadow like Nyx Single Eye Shadow in Silver ($6) from lash lines to your creases. Then, follow by lining the upper and lower lash lines with a blue-gray liner like Ulta Mineral Eye Liner in Pewter ($8). And to find out more about any of the products featured above, just click on the images for details.
- Lids: Using a sponge-tip applicator, base with MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Blackground.
- Crease: Staring straight into the mirror using the tip of a tapered contour brush for eyes, sweep a black shadow onto the crease. I used Face Atelier's Carbon eye shadow. Tip: Don't add a lot of pigment to your brush and keep the sweeping action going with a gentle hand, as it will blend nicely!
- Liner: I lined on top of the shadow with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. Apply with a bent liner brush. It's best not to close your eyes so you can get right at your lash line as well as to see the angle for a little winging action on your line.
- Inner corner: On the tear duct area, apply a reflective white/silver shadow using a pencil-tip brush which gives a precise application with easy blendability. I used Yaby Cosmetics' PP080. Little known makeup brush tip: If you hold your brush close to the tip, your application will be more heavy-handed than if you hold closer to the middle of the brush. Holding even further to the end of your brush, you get a light-handed application; great for blush and bronzers!
- Finish your eye with your favorite mascara.
Want to see more? Find out how to get the rest of the makeup look, along with tips on getting the tousled ponytail, by reading Andrea's entire post. When you're through, why not start an OnSugar blog of your own? You, too, may be featured on BellaSugar.
Vera Farmiga looked utterly fetching wearing a toned down smoky eye at the Toronto Film Festival for the recent premiere of Henry's Crime. This subtle smoky eye, which was created by celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose, featured a hint of plum-toned shimmer with subtly diffused lines. So to find out how to smoke it up softly, just keep reading.
With her new dark chestnut hair and glowing skin, Julia Roberts looked hotter than ever last night at the Eat Pray Love premiere. To create the simply chic look, celebrity makeup artist Genevieve Herr (who has also worked with stars like Blake Lively and Penelope Cruz) decided to play up Julia's light brown eyes with a smoky blend of plum and black hues from Lancôme. Find out how to get smoked out with just three products when you read more.
Have you already created a beautiful smoky eye? Then try this tip from Castle's makeup artist, Debbie Zoller, to give your baby blues (or greens or browns or hazels) even more punch.
"You can take a little bit of blush that has a heavy pigment, put it on your blush brush, and then wipe it completely over the eye quickly," she explains. "It makes it pop even more because you're giving it a little bit of color." So simple, yet so effective.
Ellen Page is always winsome (even without a lanky Michael Cera type to play off of), and her red carpet appearance at the Inception premiere last night was no exception. We especially loved her gunmetal gray smoky shadow, which beautifully accentuated her eyes' hazel tones. The look is neutral, so it's also gorgeous with other eye colors. It's also super easy to do, so to find out how to re-create Ellen's look at home, just keep reading.
Is it just us, or did June fly by with lightning speed? Now that we're right in the heart of the heat, we've gathered together a few of our favorite beauty items to keep you chill throughout the month of July. From smoky, cool-toned shadows to a versatile warm-weathered headband, here are 10 items you need to check out.
Those of you who have followed me for a while might remember that Evil Shades Cosmetics created a custom eye shadow just for moi! You can check out that blog post and more swatches here. Anyway, I decided to dig up some makeup that got buried in my stash and remembered this amazing color. Here's what I came up with. Honestly, the camera didn't pick up the complexity of the shadows, but I tried.
Eyes: MAC Painterly Paint Pot, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, Evil Shades Mysteria (inner corners lid),
Evil Shades Abyss (center lid), Evil Shades Nymphette (outer lid), and Matte black from 88 palette in crease.
Face: Lumiere Flawless Medium/Deep Beige and MAC Buff.
Lips: Korres Lip Butter Jasmine.
When you think of a sultry smoky eye, the words radiant and glitter probably don't come to mind. But last night at an Almay concert to celebrate the Rainforest Fund's 21st birthday, Kate Hudson (the brand's new spokeswoman) pulled it off beautifully. For tips on creating a milder version of the look, just keep reading.