The gorgeous Hilary Duff was in NYC yesterday to promote her first ever novel, Elixir. She matched her mass of curls with a gorgeous chocolate brown smoky eye. Nicole Thompson, MAC's Senior Makeup Artist, who was backstage painting faces at the Spring '11 shows, shares her advice on creating the gorgeously undone look . . .
STEP 1: Start with a cream base; this will help to pick up the colour of the eyeshadow and hold it on!
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STEP 2: Use the same brush to smooth a shimmery taupe shadow, such as
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Keep reading . . .STEP 3: Use
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STEP 4: Finish with HEAPS of mascara! Do two layers on one eye, move to the next eye, then go back and repeat. When the mascara slightly dries between layers it will help to build up the product and get your lashes super thick.