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Taylor Swift's Makeup at the 2008 Grammy Awards

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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Niki-Lovebug Niki-Lovebug 9 years
She looks pretty :-)
katelynrene katelynrene 9 years
i love this look! Taylor swift is great! she might not be the best to go see live, but her CD is to die for! and these eyes? AMAZING :D i love it! thanks for the style, you can sure find me trying these soon!
TrickyTara627 TrickyTara627 9 years
that blue liner on the inner eyes makes them look too close together, its a very squinty look...not flattering to her natural beauty at all
cupcake101 cupcake101 9 years
I tried something similar once, didn't look that good on me! she pulls it off beautifully though :)
kitson1 kitson1 9 years
I don't know about 7th grade, but trailor trash comes to mind.
jamiedynamite jamiedynamite 9 years
ugh she's a pretty girl but i totally agree that it reminds me of seventh grade... yuck.
emalove emalove 9 years
It's so reminds me of the sea and of mermaids. I would definitely wear this for a night out.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I think she pulls it off so well, but I don't think I could.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I don't think she's pretty, but the eye makeup is interesting.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I think she looks great and for an award show it works.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
I wouldn't do this. I have dark brown/green eyes and I just don't think it would look right. She seems to do her makeup like this a lot. It looks good on her though.
indreams8318 indreams8318 9 years
this would never work for me, but omg she looks soooo good! plus her music rocks!
kaenai kaenai 9 years
She's a very pretty girl, but the shade of blue makes her eyes look more squinty. :( She still looks fantastic, though.
MissMeow MissMeow 9 years
She looks so pretty, and pulls this look off really well. It would never work for me, but that's ok - I have my own dramatic night out looks anyway.
OtterKim OtterKim 9 years
I met Taylor at her concert in my city a couple weeks ago. She is drop-dead gorgeous and very sweet! This is a great Grammy look~
calliope calliope 9 years
I also agree with kitkatherine. I would never do this look. I also have brown eyes and don't think it would be very complimentary to me.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I love it too! It would be a fun thing to try for a night out on the town :)
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I agree kitkatherine.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
this just reminds me of the blue eyeliner girls did in the 7th/8th grade. i just would never ever wear this on my face.
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
Very hot look... Loves it!!!
dolphinlover89 dolphinlover89 9 years
she can really pull off that look. very pretty. reminds me of a mermaid
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
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