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Olivia Wilde’s Purple Smokey Eye — A Sexy Departure

Tue, March 12, 2013 11:35am EDT by Dory Larrabee 1 Comment
Olivia Wilde Incredible Burt Wonderstone Makeup

Olivia Wilde went dark and sexy for the March 11 premiere of ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, March 11. Do YOU love her smokey eye?

Olivia Wilde gorgeous green eyes were on display at the premiere, where she wore a stunning backless Gucci dress. We’ll help you get her smoldering smokey eye below with tips from celeb makeup artist Melanie Inglessis, who worked with Olivia for the event!

Olivia styled her ombre hair in soft waves and wore very little lip gloss. She has some of the best cheekbones in the business, and highlighted them with a soft coral blush. But the show stopper was her smokey eye!

Olivia Wilde’s Sexy Smokey Eye — Get The Look

Melanie explains the inspiration behind Olivia’s makeup:

“I went with Olivia’s classic look, a sexy smoky eye, but kept it chic and fresh by incorporating metallics into the look. To create dewy skin I applied a luminous foundation with a wet sponge all over the face. Next I applied a warm creamy blush (Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Pinched) to the apples of the cheeks, this helped soften the overall look and keep her looking young and fresh.”

“The focus of this look is definitely the eyes,” Melanie continues. “To start I applied Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener over the lids so the shadow will adhere better and last longer. Then start by creating the shape of the smoky eye by tracing both top and bottom rims with Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black. It doesn’t have to be perfect as it will be blended. The darker around the rim of the eyes, the sexier the eyes will look. Next I applied a dark cream shadow to fill the entire lid and create a base to which the powder eyeshadow will stick.”

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“I also used this color on the bottom lash line to start creating the smoky eye. I applied a dark burgundy powder shadow from the Revlon ColorStay 16H Eyeshadow Quad in Precocious to lid and under the eye on top of the cream to create a bit more depth. The trick to a good smoky eye is blending! Blend all of the colors with a medium and small size shadow brush according to the eye shape that you want. I like to blend a smoky eye  with a strong but light shimmer eyeshadow on the outside of the eye.”

“I also used this color on the inner corner of the eyes for brightness. To finish the eyes, I curled the lashes, applied one coat of Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara in Black to top and bottom lashes, waited for it to dry and repeated a second time. I topped the look off with the really pretty Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Front Row on the lips and applied it with my finger, building the color for a natural and polished look.”

Do YOU love Olivia’s makeup look, HollywoodLifers?

— Dory Larrabee

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