Well-lined lids with a thick, inky black liner can feel gothic fast, but Jessica Chastain shows us that not only can pale complexions and redheads pull off the look, but you can also make it feel feminine, too. The secret is balance. Yesterday, at The Hollywood Reporter party, Jessica paired her black eyeliner with a soft pink palette: shimmering shadow, pink lips, flushed cheeks, and soft waves. Her eyeliner, on the other hand, gave the look a seriously sexy edge.
To pull it off, reach for a liquid liner like Nars Eyeliner Stylo in Black ($44) for a clean line like Jessica's. Swipe on a powder pink blush to the apples of your cheeks and then apply Ck One Color Pure Lipstick in Dollface ($35). The pale pinks will balance out the black liner in the perfect way, plus it won't clash with lighter hair or skin tones. So shelve your browns; there's a new liner in town.