The secret to Olivia Wilde's stunning smokey-eyed look has been revealed by her make-up artist.
The actress wowed in a chic black lace Gucci gown earlier this week as she attended the premiere of her new movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in Hollywood.
Olivia teamed the shimmering floor-length number with a pair of classic black killer heels by Charlotte Olympia and a smouldering beauty look.
The star's make-up artist Melanie Inglessis has revealed how to re-create the head-turning look.
“I went with Olivia’s classic look, a sexy smokey eye, but kept it chic and fresh by incorporating metallics into the look,” she explained to Beauty High.
"The focus of this look is definitely the eyes. To start I applied a primer over the lids so the shadow will adhere better and last longer. Then start by creating the shape of the smokey eye by tracing both top and bottom rims with a thick black line. It doesn’t have to be perfect as it will be blended. The darker around the rim of the eyes, the sexier the eyes will look."
Melanie created intensity by layering different shades onto Olivia's eyelid. The beauty professional says thorough blending is the key to achieving the perfect look.
"Next I applied a dark cream shadow to fill the entire lid and create a base to which the powder eyeshadow will stick. I also used this colour on the bottom lash line to start creating the smokey eye," she explained.
"I applied a dark burgundy powder shadow to lid and under the eye on top of the cream to create a bit more depth. The trick to a good smokey eye is blending! Blend all of the colours with a medium and small size shadow brush according to the eye shape that you want. I like to blend a smokey eye with a strong but light shimmer eyeshadow on the outside of the eye."
To keep attention on Olivia's peepers, Melanie made sure the rest of the star's look was kept natural.
“To create dewy skin I applied a luminous foundation with a wet sponge all over the face. Next I applied a warm creamy blush to the apples of the cheeks, this helped soften the overall look and keep her looking young and fresh," she said.
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