Get the Look: Nikki Reed at the Teen Choice Awards

I was inspired by the combination of the architectural feeling of Nikki's top and the flirtiness of her skirt. I wanted to do something sexy but still fresh and young, and the navy cat eye felt a more playful than black; sex kitten versus sex bomb. 

I dusted a shimmery bone shadow over her lid and then used a taupe in the crease and under the lower lashes. Even when I do liner under the lower lashes I like to use a little taupe for depth. It adds a very subtle definition to the eye. Then I used a small pointed brush, swiped it over the pencil and painted on the line. I did two coats of the color because the second coat really made the navy color pop. I started the line about 1/4 of the way in on her eye, winged it out, and continued the liner 1/3 of the way under the lower lashes. 

I added a few individual lashes to make the eyes sexier and more dramatic. To keep the lower half of the eye less dramatic I used a burgundy mascara on the lower lashes. It's softer and I love the unexpected color when the sun hits it. 

In lieu of blush I used bronzer to contour the cheeks. A flush of color would have felt a little juvenile. The contour was a edgier. 

The lips were a warm nude which paired nicely with the contoured, bronzey, sunkissed skin.  MOst of the time I like to just focus on one feature, and the eyes were it this time around.

Yonka Pamplemousse

Armani Luminous Silk #7

Benefit Sunbeam 
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in "Terra"

Josie Maran Argan Eyeshadow in "Vintage"
Chanel Ombré Essentielle Eyeshadow in "Slate"
Laura Mercier Caviar stick in "Sapphire"

YSL 5 Volume Faux Cils (burgundy)
YSL Volume Faux Cils (black)

Anastasia Brow Wiz in "Brunette" 

Nars Velvet Matte pencil in "Calliope"