Our favorite part about award shows has to be the red carpet coverage. Celebrities have access to the best of the best when it comes to their styling teams and we love nothing more than a star looking glamorous from head to toe. During this weekend’s MTV movie awards we were gushing over Elizabeth Reaser (that’s Esme Cullen, to you Twilight fans) in that short black dress, so we set out to find all of the details on her look.
Makeup artist Monika Blunder was responsible for the actress’s flawless makeup. “Elizabeth was wearing a very sexy short black dress so I wanted her make up more simple but still have an edge to it. My focus was a cat eye and the rest was pretty minimal,” she says.
Want to try this look next time you’re sporting your favorite little black dress like Elizabeth? Well, Monika shared all of her tips and tools for Elizabeth’s eye makeup.
• On Elizabeth’s eyes, Monika used Becca Eye Tint in Baroque, black eye shadow on a 266 brush by MAC. “I applied this along the upper lash line-I chose an eye shadow over a liquid eyeliner because I can move it where I want it to be. I also flicked the line at the end, then I took a 217 brush by MAC and blended the line along the lash line. This technique makes the line look a little bit more distressed and not quite perfect. Then I took a black eye pencil and ran it on the upper and lower, inner lash line. I also used NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Bateau Ivre. I ran the lighter color in the palette on the lower lash line to add a little color.”
• Monika curled Elizabeth’s lashes and applied about three coats of Clinique High Impact Mascara (which she says is her new favorite mascara). To finish her eyes, she used a few individual lashes.
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