How to Recreate Lily Collins’ Sultry Navy Smoky Eye

Lily Collins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event Hosted by Mark Holgate, Lisa Love, Federico Marchetti, And Diane von Furstenberg

First, I must confess that I seriously covet Lily Collins’ brows. They are dramatic (in a good way), perfectly shaped and are something my brows will never be — noticeable. Mine are blonde and unimpressive.

Beyond the brows though, Collins, in general, wears makeup really well. Lately I’ve found myself looking to her for inspiration.

That’s why, when I got the scoop on how makeup artist Molly R. Stern created her recently look from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show & Tea, I had to share it. I’ll also be recreating it on my own face — after I get my brows tinted, of course.

Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1: Perfect your skin with foundation. Stern used Lancome Teint Visionnaire in Ivory, $60.

Step 2: Apply a peachy blush like Lancome Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose, $30.

Step 3: Swipe your lids with a bluish purple cream eyeshadow like Shu Uemura Cream Eyeshadow in 796, $15.

Step 4: Sweep a navy eyeshadow from lashlines to creases using a flat brush. Try Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Indigo Intrigue, $49.

Step 5: Blend a mauve-y brown eyeshadow shade into your creases. Try Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Plum Splendor, $49

Step 6: Line top and bottom lashlines with navy eyeliner pencil. Stern used L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H in Navy, $9.95.

Step 7: Apply black mascara like Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black, $27 to top and bottom lashes.

Step 8: Finish the look by slicking on a pinkish-nude lipstick like Lancome Rouge in Love in Lasting Kiss, $26

Oh, and if you haven’t seen Stuck in Love — starring Lily Collins — do. It’s great.

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How to Recreate Lily Collins' Sultry Navy Smoky Eye

Lily Collins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event Hosted by Mark Holgate, Lisa Love, Federico Marchetti, And Diane von Furstenberg

First, I must confess that I seriously covet Lily Collins’ brows. They are dramatic (in a good way), perfectly shaped and are something my brows will never be — noticeable. Mine are blonde and unimpressive.

Beyond the brows though, Collins, in general, wears makeup really well. Lately I’ve found myself looking to her for inspiration.

That’s why, when I got the scoop on how makeup artist Molly R. Stern created her recently look from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show & Tea, I had to share it. I’ll also be recreating it on my own face — after I get my brows tinted, of course.

Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1: Perfect your skin with foundation. Stern used Lancome Teint Visionnaire in Ivory, $60.

Step 2: Apply a peachy blush like Lancome Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose, $30.

Step 3: Swipe your lids with a bluish purple cream eyeshadow like Shu Uemura Cream Eyeshadow in 796, $15.

Step 4: Sweep a navy eyeshadow from lashlines to creases using a flat brush. Try Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Indigo Intrigue, $49.

Step 5: Blend a mauve-y brown eyeshadow shade into your creases. Try Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Plum Splendor, $49

Step 6: Line top and bottom lashlines with navy eyeliner pencil. Stern used L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H in Navy, $9.95.

Step 7: Apply black mascara like Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black, $27 to top and bottom lashes.

Step 8: Finish the look by slicking on a pinkish-nude lipstick like Lancome Rouge in Love in Lasting Kiss, $26

Oh, and if you haven’t seen Stuck in Love — starring Lily Collins — do. It’s great.

Beauty Experiment: I Tinted My Eyebrows

After a summer of growing out my brows in all their full and natural (and sometimes unruly) glory, I was ready to have them cleaned up and sculpted for the fall. I headed straight to the Benefit Brow Bar in my neighborhood (click here to find one in your hood). As I was sitting in the chair, Roxy, my waxer asked, “Do you want a brown tint? I think it’ll look good on you.” What? The only time I ever died my brows was the short period that I died my hair chestnut brown (that’s a whole other story). But always up for a beauty experiment, I was game. So, using their vegetable-based dye, Roxy whipped up my custom shade brow tint and carefully applied the glaze-like color. I was amazed what a subtle, yet kind of dramatic difference it made to the look of my brows. They are just a little more defined and look even more full. I’m now totally obsessed because instead of making them just darker, I realized they are uniform in color. Much better. Check out the before and after — can you see the difference like I do?

Would you ever dye your brows?

— Carrie Stern Kleiner

How to Fake Perfect Eyebrows

If you haven’t had the time or cash to splurge on a pro brow shaping, but you need to look pulled-together in a pinch, use this quick trick courtesy of Taylor Chang-Babaian, makeup artist and author of Style Eyes:

The key is to “create a well-defined arch or the illusion of one,” says Chang-Babaian. Do this by filling in your brows focusing on the arch area with a fine-tipped brow pencil.

If your hair is blonde, Chang-Babaian recommends using a pencil that’s one shade darker than your brow hairs, but if you’re a brunette, use a shade that’s one shade lighter. She also suggests using pencils with a slightly ashy or taupe tone. “Colors with too much red in them look fake — unless, of course, you are a redhead,” she says.

Try: Benefit Instant Brow Pencil, $20

And, if you’re not quite sure how to create the perfect shape, cheat by using a brow stencil like Anastasia Beverly Hills Classic Stencils, $20. Just be sure to brush through your brows really well after penciling them in for a more natural look.

Set your brows with clear gel like Urban Decay Urban Brow Styling Brush and Setting Gel, $20 and you’re good to go.