I have to admit it: I've only seen maybe one of Lily Collins' films (it was The Blind Side, and my friend got it as a free screener). Much as I love YA, you pretty much couldn't pay me to watch The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and I haven't seen Mirror Mirror yet, either (though the Eiko Ishioka-designed costumes look to die for). I may know little of her metier, but I've always admired her fashion/beauty game from afar: Dress-wise, she sure knows how to rock a classic ball gown, be it intricate Monique Lhuillier or fairy tale-esque Elie Saab, and face-wise, she doesn't shy away from the bold — and her Audrey Hepburn-like features mean she can pull off just about anything. Lily Collins latest Glamour UK shoot showcases her fab features with cool makeup looks and the results are pretty darn stunning.
One look showcased surprisingly delicate electric blue eyeshadow paired with a toned-down pink lip, while another favored a sultry winged smokey eye and a glossy red lip. Perhaps most boldly of all, the last look featured major lash drama paired with even more major lip drama. And you know what the best part is? These looks (while maybe not appropriate for your afternoon seminar or day job) are actually pretty easy to replicate. Here's all you need to steal her style:
The Smoky Eye
I don't know about you, but to me, this look practically screams Urban Decay Naked Palette. While it's definitely a bit of a investment, I'd go out on a limb and say it's worth it: My aunt gifted me the Naked 3 two Christmases ago, and I've worn it almost every day since.
For the lips, you could go much more budget with the L'Oreal Colour Riche Aqua Lacquer in Coral Tattoo, for that glossy muted red lip. And as for the nails? Essie in Licorice is a a classic jet black cream that's perfect for the job.
The Blue Shadow
This might just be my favorite look of the bunch — the blue has that '60s Mad Men look (Peggy Olson in particular has been rocking it on and off for the last couple seasons), and the toned-down pink lip keeps everything grounded.
Forgive me, but I've got to go back to Urban Decay on this one — the pale-yet-electric Peace has a gorgeous satin finish, and has just the right mix of modern and retro for this look. And this is another pricey product, but I can't help thinking that Dior Rouge Baume in Lili would be gorgeous — and if you're looking for budget option, try the L'Oreal Aqua Lacquer again: Rose On and On is just the glossy pink for the job.
The Purple Lip
Ooh, the drama: Makeup Forever Rouge Artist in 14 has just the amount of intensity and shine for the job, while OCC Lip Tar in Black Metal Dahlia is a cult-fave that's similarly high-impact. With the lashes, you can't go wrong with Benefit's Bad Gal Lashes for volume (and hey, some falsies never hurt anyone either).
Now just add some major brow gel and half a can of hair-texturizing product, and you're good to go!