As pretty much everyone does at the moment, we love Jennifer Lawrence! She’s refreshingly honest, gorgeous, and a great actress to boot! So, naturally, we were thrilled when we heard that top makeup artist Kay Montano used our Lid Last Shadow Pen to achieve Jennifer’s stunning look at the BAFTAs earlier this month!
This cream-to-powder eye crayon is silky to apply and blends easily to create gorgeous looks on its own, but also works well as a radiant base for powder shadows. The waterproof formula ensures that the shade stays true all day…or for your entire walk down the red carpet! :)
Find Lid Last Shadow Pen at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/makeup/eyes/lid-last-shadow-pen-475
Now onto Jennifer’s makeup!
Kay explains how she created the look on her blog (http://www.kaymontano.com/2013/02/11/jennifer-lawrence-bafta-make-up/):
“I began this look by applying Pixi Lid Last Shadow in a wide smudge under her eyes and as a starter for the shape extending up and outward slightly, and softening in with my fingertips.”
Kay also mentions that she likes to “always make the top lid darker than the bottom, it’s just as dramatic, but way more flattering, not so ‘dragged down’ looking” – we agree & love this trick for a lifted, but still sultry look.
To get a two-toned, faded smoky eye like Jennifer’s, see the how-to below:
- Apply an eye primer from upper lash line to brow. Dab under lower lashes as well.
- Trace upper lash line with a liner in a dark shade and blend well.
- Smudge along lower lash line with a chubby shadow pencil in a colour a few shades lighter than the shade used on upper lash line; again, blend well.
- For an even smokier look, apply the same chubby shadow pencil used on the lower lash line to the outer corner of upper lid & blend out, so that the colour fades out to nothing.
When doing a look like this, we love to work with our Endless Silky Eye Pen in a deep hue on the upper lash line and Lid Last Shadow Pen in a slightly lighter hue (but still in the same colour family) on the lower lash line. Here are three of our favorite combos: