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?)
19 thoughts on “How to Copy Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops On My Guitar” Makeup”
Oh man, 17-year-old me would have been all over this effect!
Was hoping for a shot on how it turned out on you! Taylor is so pretty, but young, I hope her looks last, she seems to be on top of the world right now!
I have no talent with makeup, I envy you!! These are amazing tips
Love Taylor! Cool makeup look!
Ah, I remember when this came out – I believe I was in college, and I thought, wow, that’s deep. She has come out with so many great songs and always looks fresh! Great tips to follow this look! <3
I’m not Taylor’s biggest fan and I’m probably too old for this look, but I bet the youngin’s would LOVE this! (Yes, I just made myself sound EVEN OLDER! Ha ha!)
This can come in handy with Halloween face do ups too!
I like Taylor and her music, nice make up and cheers for the tips
Can you do my makeup. I have no skill with it but love the way this looks.
This is so cool! I never really think of doing awesome makeup like this but i would love to! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I always love Taylor Swifts makeup and hair, she’s amazingly pretty. Thanks for sharing how to create the look!
Cute tutorial! Love that makeup look.
Taylor swifts eyes are amazing, I love to be able to do my eyes like this 🙂
I do enjoy Taylor Swift, and her eyes always look awesome. Thanks for sharing!
Great that you are so talented with makeup! Ill have to read this step by step while trying it!
I agree with Andi, I was searching for a picture of the final result on you. 🙂 Either way the look is very elegant..thanks for providing instructions on how to pull this look off.
Hi. I loved this article and would like to do a Taylor Swift inspired makeup look on my YouTube channel. Is there any way I can use the image of her in my video without abusing copyright? Thanks, Emily. 🙂
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