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Emily Blunt Dares to Match Her Eye Makeup To Her Hair! Would You? Here's How!

Tue, February 15, 2011 4:15pm EDT by Add first Comment

Emily went matchy-matchy at the premiere of her new movie! Are you brave enough to try this look yourself? Here’s how to do it!

At the Feb. 14 premiere of The Adjustment Bureau, her new movie with Matt Damon, Emily Blunt looked stunning with copper makeup that matched the highlights in her hair. For you readers who are afraid of looking too “matchy-matchy,” read on to find out how Emily pulled it off so well– and get tips on how you can do it, too!

Here’s what Emily does right:

Choose a subtle color – See Emily’s pretty soft hair color? She takes a cue from it and uses a shadow with a gentle color, instead of an intense one. If you have blonde hair, do a warm taupe shadow, and if you’re a redhead, use a coppery shade. Doing this keeps your makeup less severe and makes it look less intentionally “matchy.”

Stick with shimmer – See how the shimmer makes Emily’s eyes look brighter? You might think that using a shimmery shadow would be more dramatic, but actually it’s less! Colors with shimmer are less intense than matte colors, and they’re more interesting because they change with the light.

Keep the rest of the face minimal – Since her eyes are stealing the show,  Emily doesn’t  go overboard on the rest of the face– she just uses a soft pinky-peach blush and shimmering nude gloss to finish the look. Make sure that when you’re playing up your eyes, you’re keeping everything else simple!

Line your eyes – Emily makes sure her eyes don’t get washed out with shadow by lining them with a basic black liner. Make sure to copy her trick by lightly lining eyes before applying shadow. Then add black mascara to give even more definition.

This is never an easy look to pull off, but we think Emily nailed it! Are YOU brave enough to try matching your makeup to your hair? Let us know in the poll below!