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A dose of weekend inspiration: Emmy Rossum’s two-toned eye makeup
Fri, 8 April 2011 1:07PM
Before I get into all the makeup banter, I must point out that Emmy Rossum has marvellous hair. It’s brilliantly shiny, has an extremely pleasing amount of body and seems to just sit perfectly, no matter how it is styled. (Jealous much?)
But let’s move on. It’s her makeup I really wish to talk about today.
This is Emmy and her beautiful pal Olivia Munn at Elie Tahari’s Emmy Bag Launch in NYC just yesterday.
And this is the required close-up shot of Emmy so you see her darn cool eye makeup.
Oh no. I’ve found myself briefly distracted (again!) by Emmy’s super glowy skin, her perfectly nude, shimmery lips and her wonderful brows. This girl has got the whole beauty thing down pat.
Back on track, Cherie, back on track.
So, did you notice her eye makeup, Primps? It’s a little daring and more than a little creative, but I love the bold finish.
She’s applied black liner almost all the way around the entire rim of her eyes, leaving the inner v’s free of the dark hue. This is seriously smart, Primps, because it keeps the eyes open and bright, but still leaves them looking defined. It also mirrors the eye shadow application, which I will get to now. (Woo!)
The eye shadow is my favourite part. The way in which she’s applied a daring charcoal hue on the outer corners and blended a gold pigment across the inner v’s is exceptionally beautiful. To give the eye a little bit of balance, she’s even applied a very thin line of the charcoal hue underneath the lower lashes on the outer corner, and ever so slightly taken the gold hue down to where her lower lashes begin. Once again, it’s divine.
Add to that a mean dose of mascara and you’ve got one awesome eye makeup look that is ridiculously perfect for this very weekend. It’s sexy like your traditional smoky eye, but the golden hue shakes things up a little. And mixing things up a little is always a bucket load of fun.
My guess is she used something along the lines of these bad boys (and you should, too, if you’re keen as a green cucumber to recreate this look):
MAC Eyeshadow in Knight Divine, $32
Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow in Seashell, $44
Are you a fan of this eye makeup?
Is it something you’re likely to recreate this very weekend?
Or is it not to your makeup tastes?
Posted by: Cherie Herrmann