Get the Look: Cassie’s Smoky Eye Makeup

Fashion Bomb reader Bianca wrote in asking, “I am a 18 year old girly girl and I have been dying to know how to get Cassie‘s look in this pic. I am almost certain she has on Rice Paper from MAC and a black kohl eyeliner of course, with possibly Covergirl’s Delish 225 on her lips. Please tell me anything else that I may have missed or if I am wrong“.

Hey Bianca!

I’m going to need to borrow those 18 year old eyes of yours because my 29 year old ones were straining to see Cassie’s eye makeup in this pic…lol. It’s hard to tell exactly what makeup was used on celebrities (or anyone) because so many brands have similar looking makeup products, but I can give you a list of similar products you can use for this look.

The makeup was done by celebrity artist Mylah Morales for Cassie’s February appearance in Wiz Khalifa‘s “Roll Up” video. Fellow beauty blogger Blaq Vixen Beauty reports that the lipstick is actually CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Enchantress as per her PR contact at CoverGirl.

As for the eyes, from what I can see it looks like a smoky eye gradation with a brow highlight.

Image from makeup artist Mylah Morales' Tumblr

Start with a manicured brow (see tips here). Apply an eyeshadow base like MAC Paint Pot to keep shadow in place for hours. For the first layer start with a plum brown eyeshadow like MAC Folie Eyeshadow and apply it on the lid and into the crease with a blending brush like MAC #224. Then for the second layer, pack on a black eyeshadow like MAC Carbon onto the lid with a flat brush MAC #252. Blend it with a brush like MAC #224 into just about the crease making sure there is a clear difference between it and the lighter crease shade. Apply a matte eyeshadow 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone on your brow bone (or use a shimmery one like MAC Rice Paper Eyeshadow). Line the eyes with a waterproof pencil like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Zero, then using a liner brush like MAC #266, line directly underneath the lower lash line with the plum brown shadow and gently smudge. Apply 2-3 coats of mascara.

Her face appears contoured which you can do with any matte makeup (eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, etc.) that’s about 2-3 shades darker than your skintone applied to the hollows of your cheeks and the jaw line (get more contouring tips here). Then apply a peach blush (MAC Peaches for lighter skin tones, NARS Gilda for tan or caramel skin tones, or Illamasqua Excite for darker skin tones). Then use a highlighter on the tops of the cheek bones (see this post for tips on ones to use for your skin tone). Be sure to blend so there’s no obvious makeup lines.

You can of course substitute any of the products mentioned above with similar ones from other brands and you’ve got yourself a Cassie-esque makeup look!


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