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4 Star Wars Beauty Looks Your Inner Fangirl Will Love

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    PSA: There's about a month left until the new STAR WARS: The Force Awakens hits theaters. We've bought our tickets in advance and rewatched the first six films — twice. We thought our excitement levels couldn't get any higher. Then, in a turn that completely satisfied our inner franchise and beauty fangirls, the inimitable makeup artist Pat McGrath brought this visual feast of a fantasy world to real life, exclusively for COVERGIRL's latest campaign.

    In this perfect pop-culture-meets-beauty moment (sorry, is our nerd showing?), McGrath personified six otherworldly characters from the light and dark sides of the Force and literally put a face to the names. With nothing more than movie characters and special effects to go by, she translated artificially intelligent robots, faceless soldiers, dutiful clones, and more into amazing, avant-garde beauty looks. Despite the unusual origins, these looks are more high-fashion than sci-fi — easily at home on a runway or in the editorial pages of a magazine. But as much as we’d like to wear Stormtrooper's sharp, graphic liner to the office or Droid's all-gold-everything on a date, we recognize that pulling off such bold artistry is not for the everyday.

    So, we tapped into our own Force and reimagined some of our favorite far-out looks in a more realistic, wearable way. Not only are these iterations of McGrath's looks easy to replicate with COVERGIRL's STAR WARS-centric product line, but makeup artist Deanna Melluso's expert application tips allow you to embrace your own light side on days you’re feeling sweet or tap into your dark side when you’re leaning a little more badass. Whichever way you play it, you're sure to look out of this world.





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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.