Jennifer Hudson looked amazing when she arrived at the Costume Institute Gala wearing a super dark smoky eye complete with winged eyeliner. Get the look by completely filling in eyelids with a jet black eyeshadow. Line the lower lids with liquid eyeliner, creating a cateye effect at the outer corner.
Selita Ebanks was full-on glam at the 2011 Apollo Circle Benefit in this super shimmery two-toned eyeshadow look. Prep your eyelids with a lid primer to make sure your makeup lasts until after the ball drops. Add a metallic silver shadow to the entire eyelid and blend in a berry-colored shadow into the creases. Add jet black mascara and eye liner to finish off the look!
With her smudged, navy-black liner and major brows, Rachel Roy gave great eye at the “Dirty Girl” premiere. Get the look by lining your upper and lower lids with a navy pencil. Dip a small brush into navy eyeshadow and lightly smudge the shadow into the lashes. Finish off the look with subtle blush and a barely-there lip shade.
When it comes to dramatic eyeshadow and lipstick, who says you have to pick just one? Iman chose both at the Moves 2011 Power Women Awards when she rocked a bold smoky eye paired with rich, red lips. For this brazen makeup move, start with a smoky eye, add a high-shine crimson gloss, and get ready to wow your fellow partygoers all night!
If you’re more of an au naturale girl, create a subtle yet sexy party look like the one Keri Hilson sported at a party at the Moet Rose Lounge. Add metallic gold eyeshadow to the entire lid and blend a dark, bronze shade into the creases. Line the eyes with a thick eyeliner pencil and create high-def lashes with jet black mascara. Bronzer on the cheekbones adds the perfect touch to this party-worthy look.
At Lord and Taylor’s event for Fashion’s Night Out, Solange Knowles killed it in kohl-rimmed eyes and the barest hint of matte, petal pink lipstick. You can rock a similar look by creating bold black lids with a waterproof, cream eyeshadow and filling in lips with a matte pencil. So fierce!
If you shied away from the red lip trend in 2011, now’s the perfect time to shed your inhibitions! Eve rocked a red lip at the grand store opening Philipp Plein and you can, too. Begin application in the center of the mouth — applying directly from the tube or with a lip brush — and then blend outwards to the corners of the lips. Trace your lip line with a matching red lip pencil to prevent bleeding and fading.
There’s no better night to rock fabulous false lashes than New Year’s Eve! Take your cues from Christina Milian who was spotted out and about in LA in these uber-battable lashes. To make your eyes pop, take a strip of feathery lashes, hold them against your real ones and trim the falsies to fit with cuticle scissors. Add a dab of lash glue and and lay the strip against the base of your lashes.
Wearing shimmery emerald eyeliner, just-pinched cheeks and sweet pink lips, Kelly Rowland looked stunning at the “X Factor” auditions in England. Recreate the look by lining the upper and lower lids in your favorite colored eyeliner. Add jet black mascara for ultra-luxe lashes and top off the look with the perfect pink pout. Pure perfection!
With her lilac eyeshadow and persimmon lipstick, it’s no wonder all eyes were on Alicia Keys at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball. If you want to be the center of attention, too, fill in your eyelids with shimmery purple shadow. Thickly outline your lashes with liquid eyeliner and top it off with jet black mascara. Put on your favorite orangey-red lipstick and get ready to turn heads!