Beauty Queen: Jennifer Hudson

double the eyelilner color, double the fun.

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There are many reasons to heart Jennifer Hudson, but this week the fact that she's not shying away from brightly colored makeup is a biggie.

At a VMA after-party the singer-actress paired an electric purple lip with, rather than boring old black liner, a chrome-blue combo.

Whether you're staying up late with a Vogue cap on or just heading out to a friend's party, here's how to have a little fun with your beauty routine:

EYE IT: Lancome Artliner 24H in Chrome - $30
On your top lid, use a chrome liner--think somewhere between gold and silver--to draw on a cat eye.

LINE IT: Lancome Artliner 24H in Sapphire - $30
Most people stick with the same shade when lining their top and bottom lids, but Hudson gets wild by going with a blue below. We love Lancome's new Artliner 24H liquid liner because it's super easy to apply and lasts for--as the name suggests--hours.

LIP IT: Maybelline ColorSensational Color Whisper Lipcolor in A Plum Prospect - $5.99
Scared of purple lipstick? Try this gel-based formula, which imparts color without a super-heavy wax.