Redbook: Supereasy Celebrity Beauty Tricks
SMOKY EYES IN TWO STEPS
When stars like PenÃ©lope 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 â€” 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.”