"There’s actually scientific reason why January Jones’ cool orange and navy eyeliner combo really works," MAC Cosmetics’ senior artist Keri Blair told me. Ever since Jones debuted this red carpet look earlier this month, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Little did I know that her stunning eye makeup wasn’t just a random pairing of two awesome colors—there was strategic thinking behind it.
Remember the color wheel we all learned as kids in art class? "Blue and orange are complementary colors," Blair reminded me. "And that’s what makes this particular look so fun! The style is really modern, but the jewel-tone navy on the top lashline grounds the look, while the shimmery orange-copper color on the bottom makes it standout without being too over-the-top.
To easily copy the style, Blair recommends swiping on MAC Fluidline Eye Liner in Waveline on the top and MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Rubenesque along the lower lashline. To make the look more wearable from day to night, keep the rest of the face natural with a slight contour on the cheeks and apply a matte beige-pink lipstick so it feels polished. Bonus points for pairing it with a breezy braid like Jones did above!