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Madonna's Makeup at RocknRolla Premiere

How-To: Madonna's Wide-Eyed, Winged Makeup

At last night's premiere of her husband's new film, RocknRolla, I was mesmerized by Madonna's wide-eyed, winged eye makeup. It's not an everyday look, but it really amped up M's style. To learn how to do the multitalented songstress's makeup, check out my instructions below:

  • FACE Start off with a foundation with semimatte coverage (such as Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation [$9.49]). To add instant radiance, use a highlighter to accentuate the under-eye area, forehead, and nose with Benefit's High Beam ($24).
  • CHEEKS Next, add a peachy accent with Urban Decay's Afterglow Blush in Score ($17) to the apples of the cheeks and around the hairline. Add a slight dusting over your jawline and chin to blend.

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  • EYES Create a light pinky peach shimmer on your lids by applying Stila's Eye Shadow Pan in Starlight ($18). Next, swipe a bronze shade in the outer crease for depth — Stila's Eye Shadow Pan in Twig ($18) will provide a shimmering earthen brown. For the dramatic winged liner, I like Clinique's Quickliner for Eyes in Really Black ($14.50), as it's easy to control and blend. Start from the top lashline moving from inner corner to outer corner, extending straight out beyond the outer corner. Go back over the the outer lashline again to make a heavier line, using the picture above for reference. Apply the same method for the lower lashline, eliminating the retracing step. Lightly blend any uneven edges and set with a black eyeshadow such as Smashbox's Single Eye Shadow in Blackout $16. Check out my tutorial for false lashes and add thickening mascara to complete the dramatic look.
  • LIPS For a dramatic high shine, try a coral gloss like Vincent Longo's Perfect Shine Lip Gloss in Fioresh ($22).


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