Red Carpet Eye Makeup

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Red Carpet Eye Makeup
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Many enjoy admiring the flowing gowns and carefully coiffed hairdos worn on the red carpet, yet it's their spectacular makeup that is the most attainable aspect for most women. While the events you attend might not always reach the glamour levels of an awards show or film premier, you can still look like a star with leading-lady makeup. Take your cue from some celebrity beauties to achieve that perfect Hollywood look.

Blow a Kiss With Red-Hot Lips
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Blow a Kiss With Red-Hot Lips

Actress Holland Roden lets her eye makeup take a backseat to her vampy, red lips. You can do the same by emphasizing your mouth with red and keeping the color on your eyes subtle and understated. Coat your lashes with several layers of mascara to make them pop.

Go Au Naturel
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Go Au Naturel

Actress Blake Lively is a natural beauty, so it makes sense for her to keep makeup minimal, even at fancy red-carpet events. To create a similar look, wear a light foundation and a barely-there pink shade of lipstick. For the eyes, keep the makeup low-key with only a few coats of mascara and a matte brown or cream-colored eye shadow.

Stun With Smoldering Eyes
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Stun With Smoldering Eyes

Blonde-haired actress Amanda Seyfried gives off a sultry vibe with her smoky eye makeup that contrasts her green eyes. For a similar look, line your eyes with a dark eyeliner and wear several coats of mascara. Add dimension by using four complementary colors, like Seyfried does. Shades like brown, gray and black make a dramatic statement.

Embrace a Soft and Feminine Look
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Embrace a Soft and Feminine Look

All makeup is girly, of course, but some products lend themselves to femininity more than others. Take a look at the pretty face of actress Busy Phillips, for example. She wears a soft, pink lip color and pale-pink blush with a slightly smoky eye that would be equally at home as part of a daytime ensemble. To keep eyes soft rather than smoldering, use shades of purple, blue or green.

Glow With a Bronze
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Glow With a Bronze

You can look like you live at the beach without ever sticking your toes in the sand. Even actress Jessica Alba, who has naturally bronzed skin, enhances her glowing skin with a facial bronzer. To keep up the beach theme, wear a shimmery, pink lip color, add a thin line of eyeliner on the upper lids and one or two coats of mascara. To make your eyes really stand out, swipe a pale shimmer above each lid.

Have Fun With Color
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Have Fun With Color

Singer Katy Perry always stands out in a crowd. Though sometimes zany, she also knows how to pull off a traditional, girly face. To recreate a look as girlish as Perry's, wear a light foundation with a pale-pink lip color and blush, then show off your eyes with several coats of mascara. For an extra dose of playfulness, thickly line your eyes with two different shades of eye liner and shadow. Don't forget the faux lashes!

Be Edgy
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Be Edgy

Musician and actress Taylor Momsen stays true to her inner grunge even at awards shows. She's known for her super smoky, almost-over-the-top dark eyes and long, carefree locks. If you have an edgy side, take it to the extreme like Momsen. For those who don't wish to go quite as far, use a lighter hand when applying the eye makeup while still mimicking the overall look.

Get a Pin-Up Pout
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Get a Pin-Up Pout

You'll be hard-pressed to find model Dita Von Teese in something that doesn't scream retro. The same is true for her classic makeup style. Pay homage to the pinup vixens of the past with a darkly winged eye and bright, ruby-red lips. If you're feeling especially brazen, paint on a faux beauty mark like Von Teese's.

Add a Twinkle to Your Eyes
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Add a Twinkle to Your Eyes

When it comes to choosing your eye makeup, you'll want to sparkle. Take a note from actress Jayma Mays who has a touch of shimmer over her matte gray eye shadow that seems to reflect the blue of her dress. She keeps her look youthful with a nude lip and minimal coloring on her cheeks, yet, her eyes stand out on the red carpet.

Be Peachy Keen
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Be Peachy Keen

Opt for peach tones, like actress Naturi Naughton, who accentuates her gorgeous skin and lip color. Sometimes a monochromatic palette can emphasize your features even more so that a dark, smoky eye or bright lipstick. If you're using all peach or pink, be sure to wear mascara and define eyes with liner to achieve Naughton's understated glamour.

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