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October 21, 2013

Brown Eye Shadow

While red hair never fails to make a statement in itself, finding a complementary shadow color can be tricky. Too-light hues can leave you looking washed out, while a dramatic smoky eye tends to dominate a look. Julianne Moore mastered the balance at the Los Angeles premiere of Carrie, where her makeup artist Elaine Offers swapped the tried-and-true noir shades for a soft, russet-toned brown. “Smoky eyes and pale lips seemed like the perfect choice to play off of her sleek hair and white Givenchy gown,” she told us. “It’s a very clean and modern look.” To start, Offers used a brown liner by L’Oreal along the star’s upper and lower lash lines, applying it like a cream shadow. “I smudged it, then set it with a brown eye shadow,” she said. The sexy, smoldering effect was continued by sweeping the same liner along Moore’s waterline, and to prevent the effect from being overdone, Offers added a subtle highlight with a frosty white shadow. “The color was used to illuminate her inner eye corners, and two coats of a black mascara finished the look,” Offers added.

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