How to: Do a Burgundy Smokey Eye (Like Kristen Stewart)

Okay, so your makeup brushes are squeaky clean, and you’re ready to incorporate this season’s hottest hue into your face routine. The next step? A smokey eye inspired by Kristen Stewart. Check out our tutorial below, and get ready to vamp up your look.

You’ll need: thick, flat eye shadow brush, an angled makeup brush, a blending brushburgundy eye shadowblack eye shadowtaupe eye shadow,   mascara,  and black eye pencil

Optional: primer

Pat primer onto a bare lid

Using your thick, flat eye shadow brush, pat burgundy eye shadow onto the inner two thirds of the lid

Using your thick, flat eye shadow brush, pat black eye shadow onto the outer third of your lid in a v-shape

Using your blending brush, pat taupe eye shadow on the entire crease

Tip: Use a windshield motion to blend evenly

Using your blending brush, blend the burgundy and black together, as well as the taupe, burgundy, and black

Line your waterline with black pencil

Using your flat eye shadow brush, apply taupe to bottom of eye

Use a Q-Tip to clean up any loose eye shadow

Apply two coats of black mascara to your top lashes

Admire yourself and go catch your own Edward Cullen Robert Pattinson

What do you think? Any other tutorials you wanna see?

Luxe for Less: Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed emerged into the national entertainment consciousness in 2003 as a troubled adolescent in the gritty film Thirteen. But, she didn’t achieve super star levels until she portrayed Rosalie Hale, vampire extraordinaire,  in Twilight. As Reed’s popularity has shot up so has her sense of style. Often spotted in boho chic looks, Reed epitomizes cool and casual. Recently, this gorgeous brunette was spotted in a flirty Keepsake frock and Michael Kors’ platforms. The look was undeniably chic, but we can’t quite justify spending $200 dollars on a pair of metallic heels. As such, we decided to recreate Nikki’s look, but with a few delicious twists; our version is a completely gorg coral because the color is über hot right now. Plus, we chose woven, vegan leather sandals because we thought metallic straps might be a tad too overpowering. Total cost for our version? Less than $95.

(lace-up back dress, snake print bangle set, pyramid studded dome ring, and strappy textured leatherette platform)

What did you think? What other celebrities would you like to see?

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