The smoky eye is an iconic, classic beauty look that will never go out of style, and with the holidays coming up, it's always nice to have a refresher course. CK One Color Global Makeup Artist Kayleen McAdams — who works on beauties like Jessica Biel, Sofia Vergara, and her sister, Rachel McAdams — stopped by to show us how to get a jewel-toned smoky eye in two minutes.
What if Taylor Swift was a zombie? The country darling is always the picture of perfection, with her vintage dresses, bright red lips, and that gorgeous blond fringe everyone envies. It would be hard to imagine her as part of the living dead, right?
Which is why zombie Taylor Swift is the perfect Halloween costume (man-eating comments aside!). Turning Taylor into her zombie counterpart was loads of fun — and fairly easy to do too. So if you're in need of a creative Halloween costume this season, then pick your favorite celebrity and get ready to zombify.
You want a bold smoky eye and you want it fast! Sounds complicated, doesn't it? Well, achieving that perfect smoky look doesn't have to take long. In today's episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, Jackie Perdue is working against the clock to get a smoky eye in one minute flat!
If you like the sassy-chic '60s girl, then you'll love Libertine Fall 2013's retro eye makeup look. Inspired by the vintage silhouettes in the collection, the geometric liner goes past the lid and "straight to the runway," says MAC makeup artist Chantel Miller. See how to take this dramatic liner style from the runway to a girl's night out in today's How-To.
To add a flush of color to Krysten's cheeks, Nadine used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Hush ($14), a pale pink. Then, Nadine swept Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveillé ($36), a neutral champagne hue, all over Krysten's lids, followed by black liner all along the lash lines. Finally, to match Krysten's lips to her bright-colored shoes, Nadine applied Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint ($24) in the new poppy shade, Spirited. So if the spirit moves you, give this matchy-matchy technique a try.
To start, Herr applied Lancôme Liner Design in Indigo Darling (a navy blue hue) to the top lash line. By applying liner before shadow, she achieved a less stark line that goes well with a more relaxed daytime look. Next, Herr used a light-reflecting shadow in the inner corners to create the illusion of bright and open eyes. This shimmery shadow was blended with a darker plum shade that covered Julia's outer lid. (Both shades are from the Color Design Quad in Twirling in Tulle.) Herr finished with mascara on both top and bottom lashes. By mixing a luminescent shadow with a matte darker hue, Herr created a polished eye look that's ideal for daytime — and doesn't take much to update for night.
Whether you prefer to pull blood-sucking inspiration from Nosferatu or True Blood, a vampire costume is a classic for a reason. It's an easy way to look spooky and seductive at the same time — if you get the makeup right. Learn how to vamp it up with expertise from MAC Senior Artist Tiffany Johnston, who shows the step-by-step way to create a fangtastic look for your costume. Watch now!