Red Carpet Beauty – The Oscars 2008
Penelope Cruz does sexy cat eyes
We are so late in getting the rest of our favorite red carpet beauties up on our blog but here they are. We hope you enjoy!
We just adore Penelope Cruz. She has great style and you can always count on her to be sporting gorgeous eyes, smoky eye or cat eye, she loves them both. At the Oscars she didn’t disappoint, her make up looked fresh and her skin was radiant. The focus was on her eyes which were tightly lined using a black gel eyeliner and then set using a Violet eyeshadow and pale lavender shadow to highlight the eyelids.
To get Penelope’s sexy eyes start with a rich black gel liner, try Onyx from beth bender and using a tapered brush apply along the lashline making sure to extend the line beyond the lashes and increasing the thickness of liner as you get closer to the outer eye.
Repeat the same underneath the lower lashline starting with a thicker line at the outer eye and tapering the line as you get closer to the inner eye. If you prefer not to line the entire eye as Penelope has done, you can blend the liner and stop slightly beyond the center of eye on the top and bottom.
Once you have finished applying the gel liner, using an eyeshadow brush take your Violet eyeshadow, Try Lilly Eyedust and sweep lightly over the liner and blend onto eyelid as seen here on Penelope. Take the same color and sweep under the eye as well. This will soften the liner and give the eyes a very sultry look. For eye popping peeper’s take a pale lavender shimmer, try Twinkle Twinkle and apply to the inner corner of eyes and blend into crease.
Finish with two coats of rich black mascara focusing on the outer lashes and make sure to hit the bottom lashes too. Try Lashblast Mascara in Black from CoverGirl available at most drugstores, Target, CVS and Walmart.
Perfect eyes deserve perfect brows so make sure yours are groomed and red carpet ready. If you need some help with your brows check out Anastasia’s Eyebrow stencils for creating perfect brows. She is the Hollywood Brow expert and her list of celebs is endless. Her stencils are the best and so easy to use.