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beauty queen: rooney mara

get schooled on her perfect smokey eye.

by: liza darwin

September 16 2013

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Rooney Mara is an actress who knows exactly what looks work best for her. Minimalist, directional designs? Check. Mostly-neutral color palette? Check. Old Hollywood makeup, with long lashes,  and berry lips? Check and check.

But while we can typically count on Mara to stick with tried-and-true staples and look gorgeous, the 28-year-old pushed the beauty boundaries at last week's Downtown Calvin Klein event with a silver smokey eye and nude lips. As the face of the brand, Mara's makeup artist crafted a "modern interpretation of the smokey eye" with products from, yep, Calvin Klein.

We might not be film ingenues or have a beauty contract, but what we do have is the step-by-step guide on how to get her look below. Next best thing?

COLOR IT: ck one Color Eyeshadow in Evolved- $15
Swipe on this taupe-gray color with a brush, extending past the lids and onto your browbone. If you really want intensity, dip your brush into water before applying. Oh, and don't be afraid to layer! 

LIFT IT: ck one Color Mascara in Black- $18
Give lashes a major lift with this customizable wand. It'll make them pop enough to showcase the dramatic shadow, without clumps or that annoying piled-on effect. 

SWIPE IT: ck one Color Pure Color Lipstick in Whatever- $16
One swipe of this pinky-nude hue, and you're good to go. We love it because it works so well with Mara's porcelain complexion without washing her out.

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