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How To Apply Eyeliner Like Angelina Jolie 2008-10-06 13:00:47

Get Angelina Jolie's Eyeliner Look on the Cheap

Over the weekend, Angelina Jolie upped the wow factor once again with her beautiful red-carpet look at the premiere of Changeling. Last year, I got the lowdown directly from Angelina's makeup artist that Angie is a huge fan of Guerlain Terracotta Loose Kohl Powder in Deep Charcoal Black ($32). While this beloved shade is adored by many, the steep pricetag just might not fit the bill — or should I say your bills.

To achieve Angelina's sultry eye makeup on the cheap — using a cool new marker-esque liner that's now becoming a Bella favorite —


  • Start by creating a base with a pale, shimmery eyeshadow, such as Maybelline Expertwear Single Eyeshadow in Linen Shimmer ($2.99).
  • Next, apply my new favorite (and affordable) felt-tipped eyeliner — Physician's Formula Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker in Ultra Black ($6.95). To make for a smooth application, try one of these techniques: Either start lining your top lashes from the middle working to the outer corner of the eyes, then line from the inner corner back to the middle or create a series of dots or dashes as a guideline, then connect.
  • To finish, use a black eye shadow on the lower lash line for a smoky eye, and then apply it over the liquid liner to create a smudgy, diffused look. I like NYX Shadow For Eyes in Black ($3.99).


Join The Conversation
miss-ellie miss-ellie 8 years
Punk Glam - thanks for that awesome tip! I love the cat eye look with my liquid liner but sometimes I screw it up! I will try that from now often. Bella, thanks for this post. I love the look of her make up so much and I'm going to go out and buy this liner yay!
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 8 years
bought the liner last ngiht, love it! if anyone else buys it though, make sure you have a good makeup remover on hand. Physicians formula makes a good one too.
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
Angelface_7: "Thanks Punk Rock Glam !!! I think I am going to try it right now ;)" You're welcome, I hope it works for you!
Angelface7 Angelface7 8 years
Thanks Punk Rock Glam !!! I think I am going to try it right now ;)
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
I've done this look before. It looks great! It's a subtle smokey eye. I will definately start wearing this look more for fall. :)
misslilad misslilad 8 years
didn't even know that how i always wear my eye makeup was red carpet worthy
sewingmema sewingmema 8 years
Great tip! Now to try it.
CYL CYL 8 years
so gorgeous :) thanks for the tip Bella
piksie007 piksie007 8 years
i tried the covergirl liquid liner pen thing..and it dried out the first time i used it =( i was so disappointed. maybe i should try the physician's formula...
tglynn tglynn 8 years
NYX eyeliner always runs for me. looks ugly and diffused by the end of the day. Covergirl has the best drugstore eyeliner I've tried
ForeverMeg ForeverMeg 8 years
I am going to a Halloween party tomorrow at disney and I was looking for a new eyeliner to use (and, as a disney employee, how to apply a winged eye correctly). I'm going to get it tomorrow and see how it works! I can't wait!
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
Great! I've been looking for a felt-tip liner but Sephora was always sold out or like, $40. Now I'm excited!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
psychobabble: "Thank you Punk Glam Queen, that's a simple and genius idea! I would have never thought of it!" I'm glad I could pass on the tip and that it made sense (it was a little hard to figure out how to put it in words!) I figured out the tip many years ago when I was a hair/ makeup artist and had to get a diverse bunch of women looking relatively similar. Just play connect the dots LOL!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I love her look, thanks for the guide.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
Thank you Punk Glam Queen, that's a simple and genius idea! I would have never thought of it!
SmileyFace26 SmileyFace26 8 years
I love her eye make-up, I am going to give this a try
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
psychobabble: "Any tips for mastering that subtle liner wing that Angelina always has? I've tried to do it countless times but I never get it right!" Make a tiny dot where you would like the little "wing" to end. Then make a dot on the other eye, making sure they are at the same distance, height etc. Once you have them equal, connect the little dot to where your eyeliner ends (at the outer corner of your eye.) Viola!
emalove emalove 8 years
I love it...her liner always looks fab.
blackmagicrose blackmagicrose 8 years
I'm going to try this. Thanks.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
Thanks Bella! I've always wanted to know how she achieved that simple, flawless eyeliner look!
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
Oooohh! I shall have to try the Physician's Formula liner! Thanks Bella!
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
Any tips for mastering that subtle liner wing that Angelina always has? I've tried to do it countless times but I never get it right!
ImmaDiva ImmaDiva 8 years
love it!!! :)
BuchaBaby BuchaBaby 8 years
Very office-wearable, will try ;)
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Angie's make-up is beautiful! Thank you for the how-to!
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