Get the Look : Elizabeth Banks at CinemaCon

hair: Campbell Mcauley  /  styling: Wendi & Nicole

Blue eyeshadow has a bad rap.  Immediately you think of a frosty blue 80's eye or the blue liner that your aunt wears that she hasn't updated in 30 years.  But when you use it right, it can be light and fresh and oh-so-pretty.

Elizabeth wore a simple black dress for CinemaCon, so I wanted to play a little with color to lighten it up a bit.  Navy liner and soft, metallic sea blue colors defined the eyes without screaming BLUE EYESHADOW.  The cheeks and lips were done with soft peachy/rose colors to compliment, not compete with, the eyes which made for a really pretty, wearable look.

The other key here is to use the color sparingly.  I kept the blue tight to the lash line, using bronzers and taupe colors on the rest of the lid to make the eyes look finished.  You don't have to use the same colors family all over the's nice to mix it up and use neutrals with color so that the color isn't overwhelming.  I also mixed it up with the mascaras.  By using black on the top, but blue on the bottom, I was able to have the definition of a mascaraed lash, but without the bottom looking heavy.  I like to use a different color on the bottom lashes so it feels a little more airy and light.  It's a good trick, give it a whirl.

YSL Le Tient Touche Eclat BD40

mark. Super Conceal Concealer in "Medium"

mark. Set Things Right Loose Powder in "Medium"

Jouer "Peach Bouquet"

Anastasia Brow Wiz in "Medium Ash"

mark. On The Dot "Smokey" Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Color Stick in "Sapphire"

Lancome Virtuose in "Black"
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils in "Deep Night"

mark. Make It Rich Lip Crayon in "Punch"