Don't steal the look: Elizabeth Mitchell

Mar 22, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Usually we blog about how to steal the look of the celebs. Today, we want to tell readers, "Don't steal this look!" Here, Lost star Elizabeth Mitchell's makeup has gone way wrong. Don't make the same mistakes!

Elizabeth Mitchell

Yes, the smokey eye look is very popular, but here Elizabeth's eye makeup is just "too much." She wears way too much liner and the colors she uses are too dark for her complexion. You need to consider your skintone when selecting makeup colors.

However, the biggest mistake Elizabeth makes is that she uses the dark eye shadow higher than the crease. For the ultimate smokey eye look, keep the dark shadow ON your lids. Above the crease to the browbone should be highlighted with white or light shadow.

If you want to see how to do the smokey eye look properly - even for a fair skin, check out this video from makeup artist Amy B.

The results are sexy, smokey, retro and very beautiful.