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She headlines a cult teen show, co-runs a lifestyle blog, and she is a bona-fide social media superstar. There’s a lot to love about Toronto-born, LA-based actress Shay Mitchell. But, if we’re being honest, it’s her enviable beauty look we’re truly obsessed with. Maybe it has something to do with that impossibly glossy hair, those perfectly on point brows or her radiant, lit-from-within bronze skin. And yet, it’s all in the eyes.
Sometimes you can look at a smoky eye and think, ‘It’s pretty, but I wouldn’t be able to wear it.’ Have you met Mitchell’s smoky eye? It’s sexy, not too sultry, and doable enough for anyone. Seriously! To get the look we turned to another homegrown beauty, Lise Watier. The beloved Canadian brand’s Quatuor Eyeshadow Quartet palette in Les Cuivrés is the only eye shadow you need.
To start, take the light taupe shade all along the lid. This will act as a primer and create an even-coloured canvas that will keep the smoky shadows from budging. Next, swipe the middle-toned brown on the crease before layering the dark brown shadow on top and along the lower lash line to create depth. Then apply the spicy bronze shade on the centre of the lids, intensifying it at the outer-corner for added drama. Play up the lower lash line with the Smokey Kohl Velours in Brun, a rich chocolate-y eyeliner. Finish by coating your upper and lower lashes with Dramatique Lash Booster mascara in Noir.
And voila, you’ve got a stunning cool-girl smoky eye that was made for a weekend of endless summer nights!