6 Beautiful Makeup Looks Perfect For The Brown-Eyed Girl

Despite Robin Black's self-professed love/hate relationship with beauty, the photographer-cum-makeup artist behind Beauty is Boring is bent on capturing the faces of everyone from top models to friends to perfect strangers with her vintage Big Shot Polaroid camera, complete with Magicubes & film — after she does their makeup, of course. Get your bookmarks tab ready, ladies.
Born with brown peepers? Make 'em stand out with these stunning makeup looks — including everything from a crazy-dark smokey eye, to a vampy red-lipped look.
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Simplicity can be beautiful. Here I used a single black shadow to create an extreme version of the smokey eye — runway, rock show, and night club ready.

Tom Ford Noir Absolute, $36, available at Nordstrom; Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir, $30, available at Chanel; Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel, $48, available at Chanel; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-1, $32, available at Laura Mercier.
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I've always loved the 1920s. The look was sexy, a bit gothic, playful, and innocent! It was a decade of decadence and social change. Along with the right to vote, women began to openly display an independence that was shocking given the conventions of the previous era. Gone were the corsets, the ornate hats, and long hair twisted into intricate updos. Chic women of the time — like Lee Miller and Coco Chanel — opted for a menswear twist on style that was reflected in their hair cuts. Today, the idea that a hair cut or shift in hemline could be revolutionary is almost laughable, but back then it was an outright statement of defiance. Mariko's delicate features and Louise Brooks-inspired bob lend themselves perfectly to this 1920s look!

Armani Eyes to Kill in Lust Red, $33, available at Armani; Armani Eyes to Kill in White Punch, $33, available at Armani; Armani Maestro Eye Shadow in Shade 5, $30, available at Armani; Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in Black, $29, available at Armani; Hourglass Film Noir Mascara, $28, available at Hourglass; MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy, $15, available at MAC; Rouge D'Armani Lipstick in #604, $32, available at Giorgio Armani; Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Cream Ivory, $45, available at Laura Mercier; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3, $32, available at Laura Mercier; Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder, $35, available at Laura Mercier.
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Upcoming designer, model, and all around cool girl Atlanta de Cadenet shows off simple makeup and gorgeous features. To get Atlanta's stained lip look, apply your favorite red lipstick and then blot off. Smooth on some moisturizing lip balm and you have the perfect rose tinted lips.

Atlanta is the daughter of Amanda de Cadenet (The Conversation) and John Taylor (of Duran Duran fame) but these days she is making a name for herself with some really exciting fashion projects on the horizon. Stay tuned for updates, this girl has talent and style!

Note: Amanda de Cadenet was also featured on this site, click here to view her post!

Chanel La Ligne in Noir, $45, available at Chanel; DiorShow Mascara in Black, $25, available at Sephora; Hourglass Illume in Sunset, $40, available at Hourglass; Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle, $34, available at Chanel; Clarins HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, $24, available at Clarins; Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, $43, available at Laura Mercier.
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I love a good cat eye! It's a classic look that feels modern and there is a flattering shape for almost every eye. This simple line can be tough, sexy, cool, innocent, playful, gamine, mysterious, and all those other adjectives that we yearn for. The secret is to find the shape that resonates with your style and fits your eye. I could easily write a dissertation on the varieties of shape and techniques for creating the perfect line but I'll resist and just offer a few thoughts.

1. Don't be afraid to go bold — it's just makeup and it wipes right off!

2. Find your medium — some people prefer liquid liners with fine points (Hourglass does an amazing one), others like a thin brush and gel liner (Bobbi Brown and MAC make great gel liners) and occasionally, I find someone who does it with wet eyeshadow.

3. If the outer corners of your eye slope downward, stop the line a few lashes short of the corner and angle up for an instant lift.

4. Practice makes perfect! I rarely wear make up but I can apply my signature cat eye shape with a brush while driving my car (this was done by a trained professional on a closed course, do not attempt).

5. Let's take a moment to appreciate the exotic Bruna Tenorio — the tilted eyes, the high cheekbones, the aristocratic arch of her nose, the shapely lips, her gorgeous face practically demands a dramatic cat eye.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, $45, available at Clarins; Bobbi Brown LongWear Gel Eyeliner in BlackInk, $24, available at Bobbi Brown; DiorShow Mascara in Black, $25, available at Sephora; Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash, $21, available at Anastasia; NARS Bronzing Powder in Casino, $36, available at NARS; Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in Beige 20, $45, available at Chanel; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3, $32, available at Laura Mercier.
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Jodie reminds me of Grace Jones, one of my all time beauty favorites! Her deep-toned, flawless skin is perfect for a variety of looks — everything from natural to extreme editorial — and it shows off color in a totally different way. This is a great, natural look with a touch of wide-eyed drama thanks to a strip of false lashes. Stay tuned for more looks on Jodie.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $24, available at Bobbi Brown; Shu Uemura False Eyelashes $21-29, available at Shu Uemura; Hourglass Film Noir Mascara, $28, available at Hourglass; NARS Lip Liner in Fantasia, $22, available at NARS; Giorgio Armani Gloss d'Armani in Shade 102, $29, available at Giorgio Armani; NARS Multiple Bronzer in Rapa Nui (eye crease and contour), $32, available at NARS; NARS Multiple in G-Spot (cheeks), $32, available at NARS; Era Spray On Foundation in R10. $55, available at Era.
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Suki Waterhouse in a dreamy Emilia Wickstead dress for the BAFTA Britannia Awards. Chic updo by Sascha Bruer.

DiorShow Art Pen, $30, available at Sephora; Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Linen, $25, available at Laura Mercier; DiorShow New Look Mascara in Black, $28.50, available at Dior; Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Brunette, $32, available at Hourglass; Chanel Cream Blush in Revelation, $38, available at Chanel; Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Petal, $26, available at Hourglass.
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