Elizabeth Banks’ makeup artist Fiona Stiles shares how to get the actress’ look from the LA premiere of Pitch Perfect.
Elizabeth wanted a vey sexy look for the premiere of Pitch Perfect so we amped up the drama on the eyes and focused on great, luminous skin paired with neutral lips.
A lot of times when you think strong eye, you think black or grey. But those colors can be really severe and I still wanted there to be a warmth about the look. So I went with a deep shimmery cranberry color on the upper lid and under the lower lashes, and smoked out so the lines so they were soft. Instead of using black shadow for depth I used a really deep matte purple. It gave the drama I was looking for, but wasn’t harsh looking. Plus the purple and cranberry colors made Elizabeth’s blue eyes look even more intense and sparkly.
Sometimes black liner on the waterline can really close up the eye, so I only lined the outer 1/3 of the inside of the eye. It made it feel sexier without making the eyes look small. Then I did a ton of mascara on the top and bottom, as well as using lots and lots of individual lashes for a super flirty, sexy eye.
Right now, Elizabeth’s eyebrows are bleached to white for her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games so I had to draw them back in, otherwise they would be invisible! I used a medium ash color and made the shape very strong and defined. But because the color was light it didn’t look overdone. And the light brow made her eyes stand out even more. I finished off the look with a light bronze cheek and a warm nude gloss pencil. I love the gloss pencils from NARS because they have more staying power than a regular gloss and have more substance as well.
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