Redbook: Supereasy Celebrity Beauty Tricks
SMOKY EYES IN TWO STEPS
When stars like Penélope Cruz wear this smoldering look, it signals high drama. To bring it down to earth, Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin says to line your lids top and bottom with a carbon-black eye pencil (the deepest version of black). Try Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil, $22. Then, use a small shadow brush to sweep a dark gray or navy shadow on top of the lines (try one from Revlon Colorstay 12 Hour Eye Shadow quad in Sultry Smoke, $6.99). “This creates that hazy effect,” Goodwin says. Drag the shadow slightly out past your eyes, and bam — instant bombshell!
A crisp flick of black eyeliner gives you chic, wide-eyed appeal. The easiest way to create it, says Rachel Goodwin (who did Emma Stone’s look here), is with a cream or gel liner, such as Essence Gel Eyeliner in Midnight in Paris, $3.49. “It lasts as long as a liquid formula, but it doesn’t dry immediately, so you can fix mistakes,” she says. Apply the color using a thin, pointy brush like Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush, $25. Then try Goodwin’s trick for a flawless winged finish: “Picture a curved line connecting your eye’s outer corner with the tip of your brow’s tail, and trace along it a quarter of the way up.”