When applying makeup, subtlety can often be harder to accomplish than drama – after all, a single swipe of dark shadow over one’s lid can create a boldly glamorous look in no time, while attempting to frame eyes with refined definition can take hours.
However, Kate Lee, the makeup artist who made-up Rose Byrne for Sunday’s Emmy Awards, shared with InStyle magazine how she created the actress’ sculpted eye makeup.
“I started with a layer of eye shadow base, then worked directly over it with a gentle mauve pewter shade,” Lee told the news source. “I added black liner under the lashline for depth, then went back over with liquid shadow for extra emphasis.”
And, it seems that the folks at the publication were impressed with Lee’s flawless application, as they wrote that Byrne’s makeup “managed to look arresting and subtle all at once.”
While recreating this look may take a bit of practice, a good eyeshadow base will help your makeup last once you perfect your subtle application. Too Faced Shadow Insurance is a silicone-based formula that keeps eye makeup from creasing, melting and fading.