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How to: Sarah Hyland’s Party-Perfect Metallic Smoky Eye

Tue, 18 December 2012 4:38PM

So many parties to attend, so many makeup looks to try. The latest on our hit list is this minxy little look from Modern Family starlet Sarah Hyland. From the high tousled ponytail to the metallic smoky eye, there is so much to love here…

HAIR TIP: The key to creating a messy textured ponytail like Sarah’s here is all in the preparation. Begin by working some styling spray like David Babaii BOHO Beach Texturising Spray, $24.50, 1300 387 204, through dry hair and scrunch it in to achieve that slightly messy finish. If your hair is on the finer side, use your ghd IV styler, $239, ghd, and working in thick sections at the back and sides, create bendy, loose waves. Then, pull your hair up into a high ponytail and secure with a clear elastic. Pull a thin section of hair away from the ponytail and wrap it around the base so it conceals the elastic, and secure with a bobby pin. Pull the ponytail tightly to achieve the fountain-like effect.

EYE TIP: The smoky, dark violet gleaming eye is the focal point of Sarah’s makeup, and it’s not just because the purple shade is renowned for setting off gorgeous green peepers so beautifully. Start with your eye makeup before you begin working on your base so that you can clean up any fallout. Apply a wash of shimmering aubergine shadow, like Nars Cosmetics Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Calabria, $39, Mecca Cosmetica, working it into the crease and up towards the brow bone, winging it out at the sides. Then go in and press a deeper charcoal grey shadow over the lid, blending it out at the wing and then lightly brush along the lower lash line. Pick a lighter violet shadow shade and soften the look slightly by brushing over the darker shadow on the lower lash line and in the inner V to open up the eye area. Finish with a few healthy coats of lengthening mascara.

SKIN TIP: Note how Sarah has opted for flawless, dewy skin, complementing her wet-look eye makeup. Using a moisture-enriched foundation (I love Laura Mercier’s Supreme Moisture Foundation, $59, Adore Beauty), and use your fingers to apply your foundation, beginning in the centre of your face and blending outwards, really moulding it into your skin. After you have applied concealer, whisk a little translucent powder on the t-zone to minimise shine, but try and keep your base as fresh as possible.

CHEEK TIP: Using your fingers, dab a cream blush on the apples of the cheeks, and blend it up in the direction of temples, towards your hairline. No harsh edges here, Primpers; you want to look as though it gradually disappears into the cheeks, leaving a pretty flush of colour.

LIP TIP: To achieve that slight pearlescent, peachy lip, use a lip brush to slick on your favourite creamy peach lipstick, then add a generous coat of shimmering gloss. We love L’Oréal Paris Miss Candy Glam Shine in Miss Candy, $22.95, from pharmacies. It’s a glossy fusion of silver and pale purple sparkling particles, and smoothes on softly without veering into sticky territory. In other words it’s perfect for party season, and adds a little extra dimension to your regular lipstick look.

Tell me, Primpers … do you love Sarah’s party-ready makeup here?

How are you at applying metallic eye makeup?

What about that tousled ponytail?

Hayley x

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  • Posted by: PrettyPrincess Master Fan // Tue, 18 December 2012 06:16pm

    I think the tousled ponytail, looks good on Sarah (and teenagers)
    For me, I think the look is a little too messy.

  • Posted by: adriennne Master Fan // Wed, 19 December 2012 08:22am

    Hey PrettyPrincess, I always look dishevelled with a messy ponytail!! I have one right now and while it looks great on celebs, I look homeless.

    Sarah looks nice here, the eyes are very dramatic but the make up suits her feature very nicely.

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Wed, 19 December 2012 11:35am

    She looks so cute and pretty. I love her hair and make up.
    That loreal glam shine lip gloss looks awesome!! Id love to try that out.
    Thanks for the tips and how to copy her look. I love them!

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Thu, 20 December 2012 10:47am

    I could never get away with leaving my hair that messy :) it looks great on her though.

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Thu, 20 December 2012 01:43pm

    I think this is a great summer/glam look.
    Glamorous makeup and beachy casual hair would look great with a maxi dress at night.

  • Posted by: lovefashionangel Master Fan // Thu, 20 December 2012 01:52pm

    Im so jealous. She is amazing with the prettiest eyes! I really want to try this look.

  • Posted by: jimmney // Thu, 20 December 2012 02:38pm

    PrettyPrincess Sarah is like 22 I think? Might be wrong? I do know what you mean though, I wouldn’t be able to recreate this mine would turn out messy, but she looks gorg

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 09:33pm

    I like the hair do but the eyemakeup looks way too smudged under the eyes looks like she slept with her makeup on.

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 09:34pm

    On another note I love the Glam Shine Lip Glosses, I’ve had two and they are very nice and give off a great shimmer look.

  • Posted by: Erin-1312272625 Master Fan // Mon, 3 June 2013 08:52am

    Pink toned lips and smokey eyes is always flattering

  • Posted by: jessica88 Master Fan // Wed, 5 June 2013 10:42am

    I think her eye make up is a bit heavier than what I would normally do but it looks great on Sarah. Love her hair as well. Great look.

  • Posted by: aliasam47 Master Fan // Thu, 8 August 2013 01:11pm

    This eye is a little too full on for me, but she does look great.