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How-To: Taylor Swift's Icy Eyes

Last night at the 50th Grammy Awards, country singer-songwriter Taylor Swift walked the red carpet with icy eye shadow to accentuate her slate-blue eye color. The rest of her face was smooth, pale, and flawless with a sweet hint of baby-doll pink color on her lips and cheeks.

To find out how to create these icy-hot eyes at home in four simple steps,


  • Step 1: Begin by applying a primer to your lids. Spread it evenly in a thin layer and let it sit for about a minute. I like the way Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Shadow Base leaves lids smooth and absorbs any extra oil. This is a great way to ensure that your shadow lasts all night without creasing. Then, take your favorite champagne shadow and blend a little bit from the base of your lids all the way up to your brow bone.
  • Step 2: Next, with a small, tapered shadow brush, apply a pale, shimmery silver-blue shadow such as the light blue shade in the Nars South Pacific Duo to the inner half of your lower lid, making sure the shadow is well below your crease line. Use the same color on the inner V of your eye and bring it all the way down creating a line to the middle of your lower rim.
  • Step 3: Then, apply deeper blue shade such as MAC Eye Shadow in Tilt to the other side of your lid, making a V shape from the base into the crease. Using a clean brush and a windshield wiping motion, blend the shadows together.
  • Step 4: Lastly, line your upper lashes and the outside edges of your lower lashes with a light navy shadow such as Midnight Blackberry by Terry. Apply false lash pieces like these Corner Faux Eyelashes from Laura Mercier to make your eyes look wider. Apply two coats of black mascara as a finishing touch.


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