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Beauty Beat: The secret to Elle Macpherson’s Fashion Star makeup

Catherine Conelly is a graduate from Arizona State where she earned a degree in creative writing and now works as Senior Editor at SheKnows. She helps oversee the beauty, love and health family of sites. Follow her on Twitter to keep up ...

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Of course we tuned in for the fun fashion shows on NBC’s Fashion Star and looked forward to shopping the looks at H&M. But it’s impossible to overlook the fact that the show features three beautiful ladies, and we had to know how to get their looks, too.
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Julianne Kaye, the makeup artist behind their fashion faces each week, sat down with SheKnows to share her secrets in three eye makeup tutorials. First up, we got the step by step to Elle Macpherson’s soft, smoky eye.

Julianne is thrilled that women are departing from the super smoky eye. “I think we’ve been doing that enough,” she said. When we sat down in her chair, she showed us how to achieve a soft, smoky eye. “It’s really great if you don’t have a lot of time,” claims Julianne.

1

Add a smoky liner

“All you need is a creamy, blendable black pencil,” said Julianne. Seems simple enough to us! She chose MAC’s Black Russian which she loves for the sparkles that are infused. “It helps add a little radiance to the eye.”

2

Blend the eyeliner

Next Julianne shows us how to enhance the line along the perimeter to the lids; you’ll need a small brush with a fine pointed end. Work it into the black pencil, actually rubbing the brush onto the tip of the pencil. “Go back and forth over the line [you] just created. Slightly go above it to fuse the color.”

How to get Elle Macpherson's soft smokey eye makeup
Elle Macpherson's Fashion Star makeup tutorial
Elle Macpherson's Fashion Star makeup tutorial
3

Top it off with mascara

Finish the look with mascara. “Another great trick of mine is to take a tissue underneath your lash base and just swipe away.” Voila! “That’s how you get Elle Macpherson’s really quick, easy smudgy eye.”

4

Pair your soft, smoky eye with a pink lip

When you have achieved your soft, smoky eye makeup, complete the look with a petal pink lip. You can leave just the lipstick, but Elle likes to do a lot of shimmer.

next Fashion Star look:

How to get Nicole Richie's cat eye makeup >>

Elle Macpherson photo credit: NBC Universal
A special thanks to Bliss Spa and the W Los Angeles - Westwood.

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