Taylor Swift, we spotted you looking lush on the red carpet last night at the Country Music Awards! Yes, the singer teamed a chic, polished ponytail with Bambi lashes and smouldering eyes, then finished off her look with a gorgeous, glossy nude lip. Taylor looked every inch the superstar so we’ve decided to recreate her look for ourselves! Now all we need is a red carpet…
The key with Taylor’s look is to perfect your smoky eyes. Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette, £36, has 12 high pigment, neutral shadows that blend together to create whatever combination of smoky eye you could want. For Taylor’s look, blend Bootycall and Verve over the inner to middle of your lids, then dust YDK along your lashline for a hint of sparkle. Next, blend the matte shadow, Blackout, into your socket line. Then, using a liner brush, dust the Blackout shadow along your lower lashline, and finish by patting a little of the YDK shadow over the top to really make your eyes pop. Give your lashes the wow factor by applying Illamasqua’s False Lashes in 016, £12, to your upper lid.
Now it’s time to go glossy with your lips. Here on the LOOK Beauty Desk we’re crushing on Dior’s new Addict Gloss Mirror Shine Volume and Care in Angélique, £22. The pinky, beige shade is the perfect nude and won’t wash you out. Plus it stays put for hours and the creamy, non-sticky formula means your hair won’t get stuck to your pout. Now all you need is a sweep of bronzer to finish off this award-winning look and you’re good to go!
By Victoria Jowett
8th April 2013