Once-country, now-pop icon Taylor Swift receives accolades for a wealth of number one hits today, but she first saw success with her hit “Teardrops on My Guitar”. (I’ve embedded the video below.) Taylor’s gorgeous eyeshadow and glitter in the music video looks too luxe for real life, but believe me kids, it’s not all video magic! Here’s how to master Miss Swift’s ultrafeminine look:
- Start with green eyeshadow. Don’t be afraid: smooth a mint green cream shadow like NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Carioca all the way from your lashline to your brow. As long as you’ve picked a light enough shade, you will NOT look scary, I promise.If you’re lucky enough to have the matching powder shade (or close enough), set your cream shadow with that. Apply some black mascara and eyeliner, subtly feathering the liner on both the top and bottom lids for a very romantic look.
- Throw some glitter, make it rain. You know the Sassy Dove rule – get the tough stuff over with while you can clean up without ruining the rest of your makeup. Since we live in reality, unfortunately we can’t get away with jewel stick-ons like Taylor for our glitter. (Except on Halloween or if you’re 7 and at Libby Lu – then it’s okay.)
Luckily, Too Faced Shimmer Veils in Pixie Dust (update – discontinued, try Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder in Green) are a great alternative that are still ultra-glam and high wattage. Just spread the glitter starting from the inner corner of your eyes, through the crease and then blend the outer edge upward toward the end of your eyebrow. Go down a little under the outer edge of your eye too, if you’re brave – but if not, there’s no need, you’ll still look hot.
- Pump up the gloss. Don’t pick a colored lip gloss – there’s enough pizzazz in the eyes on this look. Just pick your shiniest clear gloss slather it over lip liner in your natural color – even the cheapest drugstore gloss will work. Ta-da! You’re ready for whatever insane Victorian high school Taylor Swift goes to. (Seriously, whose bedroom looks like that?)