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2011 MTV Movie Awards: Ashley Benson’s deeply lined eyes

Mon, 6 June 2011 2:35PM

Ashley Benson’s flirty dress in neutral tones at the 2011 MTV Awards was the perfect excuse to play up her eyes. If she was wearing a black dress we would probably expect this smouldering makeup to look a little goth. But when your face is fresh and the outfit fun, you can definitely pull this off, and achieve the same level of gorgeousness that Ashley did.

Ashley Benton

Wanna give it a go? Here’s how…

Step 1: Smooth your complexion by buffing a pressed powder mineral foundation over any unevenness. Try ELES Mineral Makeup Mineral Foundation Powder, $61.50.

Step 2: Swirl a rosy pink blush over the apples of your cheeks.

Step 3: Define your brows (how amazing are Ashley’s?!) with a brow powder, using light feather strokes.

Step 4: Find yourself a nice, thick black eyeliner pencil. We love Chanel Le Crayon Kohl – Intense Eye Pencil, $42; and Pop Beauty Cat Eyes Eyeliner, $35.95.

Step 5: Draw along the upper lash line in a super thick line, extending slightly further out at the outer corner. Draw another thick line above that, practically filling in the entire lid with black eyeliner.

Step 6: Along the lower lash line, draw a similarly deep line from the inner corner to the outer.

Step 7: Grab a sponge applicator or angled eyeliner brush and softly smudge the edges ever so slightly.

Step 8: Brush mascara through your lashes.

Step 9: Finish with a light slick of a pretty pink lippie, like Maybelline New York Color Sensational Pearls Lipcolor in Pearly Pink, $16.95.

Do you like this bold eye look with Ashley’s sweet dress?


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  • Posted by: bluebird Master Fan // Mon, 6 June 2011 03:03pm

    I love this combo, the bold smoky eye with understated dress and nude tones. Agree totally that the neutral dress makes her eyes the feature. Lovely.

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Mon, 6 June 2011 03:17pm

    I love this look, it totally rocks!

  • Posted by: NatMon Master Fan // Mon, 6 June 2011 03:27pm

    I think her eyes are a bit too dark for the dress. It would have been better if they were a little bit softer; still dark and smoky but not as heavy.

  • Posted by: beautybee1 Master Fan // Mon, 6 June 2011 04:22pm

    I agree with NatMon – a little too dark and defined. Nice dress though from what I can see.

  • Posted by: Karen-1298334769 Master Fan // Mon, 6 June 2011 04:38pm

    It might be the camera angle but her eyes look odd… like uneven.

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Mon, 6 June 2011 06:41pm

    i love this look, but i think this really dark eye suits blondes much better..

  • Posted by: lozfromoz Devotee // Tue, 7 June 2011 11:13am

    I think the eye is too dark, it looks strange because her eyebrows are lighter than her eye makeup, I like the shape but I think a graduation of greys would have been nicer on her. Skin, hair, cheeks and lips look great though!

  • Posted by: Coconal Master Fan // Tue, 7 June 2011 12:57pm

    I love it, I often wear a similar look but tone it down a wee bit…

  • Posted by: beautyaddict_xo Master Fan // Tue, 7 June 2011 12:59pm

    Her eyes look amazing!

  • Posted by: Louise-1295043242 Master Fan // Tue, 7 June 2011 01:55pm

    wow love the dress and earrings!

    The eyes are a little overly lined for me, they really make her eyes look amazing, but less liner would pull off that look and still stay away from “Taylor Momsen” territory!

  • Posted by: samuel Devotee // Tue, 7 June 2011 04:17pm

    This really highlights the eyes I love it.

  • Posted by: georgiamae83 Devotee // Tue, 7 June 2011 05:01pm

    Ooooh, i love this. beautiful.
    I need to go to a gig or something so i can replicate this!

  • Posted by: Jannz Master Fan // Tue, 7 June 2011 05:40pm

    I rather like the look. I’ve had a very good makeup artist do a dark eye on me and it looked amazing. When I’ve tried to repeat it I just can’t pull the effect off. I have hazel eyes, but I definitely think people with blue eyes suit this look best.

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Tue, 7 June 2011 08:09pm

    Ashley looks gorgeous! I love her whole look!

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Tue, 7 June 2011 08:28pm

    I see I am alone in this, but I actually find this kinda trashy. Like, next step- Taylor Momsen. It’s not elegant at all.

  • Posted by: StuddedTerror Enthusiast // Wed, 8 June 2011 01:33pm

    It reminds me of when I used to overdo my eyeliner when I was in year 7… Not a super fan unfortunately… Maybe if it was grey or navy it wouldn’t look so ‘panda’

  • Posted by: katiekates Devotee // Wed, 8 June 2011 05:27pm

    i like that she paired the smoky eyes with a light dress, would have looked gothic otherwise, but she looks beautiful.

  • Posted by: lala212 Enthusiast // Wed, 8 June 2011 06:07pm

    hee eyebrows are amazing, so jealous!! might have to try this look out this weekend :)

  • Posted by: cashmere Enthusiast // Wed, 8 June 2011 07:39pm

    This look is amazingly hot on Ashley! I’m afraid to try this look – what if I look like a dirty panda??

  • Posted by: Julieow Master Fan // Thu, 9 June 2011 02:43pm

    Love the dress and the flicked hair, eyes toned down a tad would have worked better for me

  • Posted by: Fashionista8P Master Fan // Wed, 13 July 2011 12:29pm

    i think its a bit too over the top here on the dark eye liner..

  • Posted by: Bantam Master Fan // Sun, 23 October 2011 02:53am

    Her eyes are a little too bold…

  • Posted by: FashionGuru Master Fan // Thu, 29 November 2012 09:45pm

    can;t wait to try this!!

  • Posted by: cookiesandcream Devotee // Thu, 14 March 2013 11:01pm

    my god shes so pretty

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Sat, 15 February 2014 08:41pm

    What a gorgeous girl, love the look, dress and make up.

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