Magic Is Lily Collins’s Cat Eye—and Here’s How to Get It for Yourself
By no means should Lily Collins stop giving the world impeccable beauty looks to try, but I gotta say, they’re starting to pile up and this girl only has so many plans that don’t involve talking on the phone (yes, I still do that) on the couch in my sweatpants.
While I was planning on working her recent burgundy eyeshadow/red lipstick moment Saturday night, Lily’s simplistic yet oh so elegant beauty look at the premiere of her new flick, Rules Don’t Apply, might have just changed my mind. It is something beautifully fierce, and we have the exclusive details on how it was achieved from the actress’ makeup artist, Molly R. Stern.
The focal point, in my opinion, is the eyes. Lily’s makeup artist used several brown and beige shadows to create the sultry, subtle, and shimmery eye, complimented with a gorgeous cat eye flick. You can bet the wings are even, and we have to assume it’s due to a combination of Stern’s skills and Lancôme's Grandiôse Liner in 02 Brun ($32; sephora.com), an eyeliner that literally bends.
But there’s also a trick you should know if you (like me) struggle with drawing on a cat eye, let alone a precise line along your top lashes.
"The trick that I have come up with that help get it better is to do a softer line with a pencil liner, where it's not about precision and you get the general angle and shape you want," says Stern. "Then you go in with your liquid and have a guide to follow for precision. You can do the preliminary line with a light color, so it's easy to smudge out what ever you don't want," she adds.
On top of all that, she says you should always have makeup remover and Q-tips nearby—accidents happen.
"I always have an entire box of Q-tips and eye makeup remover standing close by. Even with being a makeup artist for 25 years, it can still be hit or miss. People should not feel bad that it's hard because it's hard even for me!"
Yep, that makes me feel better!
To finish off the eyes, which of course includes the brows, Stern used Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler to prep the lashes and then applied two coats of Lancôme Grandiôse Extreme Mascara ($32; sephora.com).
To create the shimmery lip that made me reconsider sparkly lips, Stern used Lancôme's Color Design Sensational Effects Lip Color in Pale Lip ($23; macys.com) in an effort to “tonality of the overall look in sync.”
Yeah, the burgundy eyes might have to be a Monday move.