beauty queen: janelle monae

look like a q.u.e.e.n with the flick of some liquid liner.

At last night's BET Awards there was a lot to talk about, from Mariah Carey's many chandeliers to Ciara and Nicki Minaj performing onstage together. But if we had to crown one woman queen of the evening, it would definitely be Janelle Monae; not only was the Q.U.E.E.N. musician tasked with closing the show (with a little help from Erykah Badu), but she also showed up to the awards show with some flawless eye makeup and her signature sculpted pompadour.

You'll have to be ready to defy gravity if you're looking to nab her hair look, but channeling her regal liquid lined-peepers is just a three step process:

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To make your liquid liner really pop, start by applying an ecru cream shadow across the entire lid.

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The secret to making a consistent, shake-free line? Rest your elbow on something--your side table, sink, or vanity--to steady your hand.

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Skip the falsies and go with a lash-enhancing, clump-erasing formula.