beauty queen: lily collins

shimmery shadow + red lipstick=weekend perfection

by liza darwin

Shimmery shadow might conjure up cringeworthy memories of Limited Too shopping sprees and awkward school dances, but Lily Collins just made the look totally appropriate for the red carpet. Or, you know, in real life. Turns out the secret lies in keeping the rest of the face bare, save for some perfectly curled lashes, full brows, and red lipstick. The result is a just-rolled-out-of-bed Friday situation that carries you throughout the weekend. Which, let's be real, everyone can get behind....

CURL IT: Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler-$20 

Once you get it, you can't go back. Just curl your lashes pre-mascara, and it doesn't matter if you were out til 3 AM the night before...nobody can tell. 

SPARKLE IT: Makeup Forever Aqua Shimmer in Pearl White - $23

Smudge all over your lids for a shimmery glow, and then layer when you want additional shine (browline? cheekbones? You get the picture...)

LIP IT: Smashbox Be Lengendary in True Red- $20  

Finding the perfect shade of red is key here. Our forever obsession is this Smashbox hue, which goes on densely, offers plenty of shine (but not in a sticky way), and lasts forever.