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Photographed by Justin Borbely; Styled by Brylie Fowler at The Wall Group; Hair by Linh Nguyen at Kate Ryan; Makeup by Deanna Melluso at The Wall Group; Nails by Fleury Rose at Bryan Bantry Agency; Set Design by Cooper Vasquez at The Wall Group
The Inspiration: Stormtrooper
The Look: Cat-Eye 2.0
Toughen up an everyday go-to with this graphic look inspired by the character's black-and-white helmet. Taking cues from McGrath's angular, colorblocked creation, we created a bold yet wearable negative-space cat-eye. Then, we balanced it out with matte skin and neutral lips.
Giambattista Valli collar, YSL vest.
Start with your usual base makeup. Then use a large fluffy brush to dust a light layer of loose mattifying powder all over your face. This will act as the perfect backdrop for a strong, graphic eye.
The key to this look is breaking it into three steps. First, use an inky liquid liner to trace along your upper lashline from the inner to the outer corner. Once you reach the end, extend the line into a small flick for your cat-eye, then retrace the line to thicken it. (You can also do this in short strokes if you've got unsteady hands.)
For the negative-space effect seen here, draw a line through your crease — starting about a quarter of the way inward and extending to meet the tail of your cat-eye. Melluso suggests practicing the shape with a pencil liner first, then tracing over it with a liquid liner once you're satisfied.
Define and fill in your brows, then finish the eyes with several generous coats of mascara. Start by holding the wand at the roots of your upper lashes, and then twist as you sweep through to the tips for clump-free fringe.
To define those hard-to-reach bottom lashes, try holding your wand vertically and running it across your lashes like a windshield wiper. This distributes the product more evenly, so your lower lashes pop against your matte skin. COVERGIRL's Super Sizer mascara wand is especially handy here, since its plastic bristles are longer at the tip to reach even the tiniest lashes.
Round out the look with a nude lip to balance your graphic eyes.
The Inspiration: Mystic
The Look: Emerald Envy
This iridescent green and purple look, inspired by McGrath's "forest dweller," puts a colorful twist on a tried-and-true smoky eye. And like McGrath, we mixed and matched metallic and frosted textures for an end result that's truly out of this universe.
Alexis Bittar necklace, Antonio Berardi dress.