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Thank You For Smoking

Master the modern-mysterious look with Bobbi Brown.
Thank You For Smoking Master the modern-mysterious look with Bobbi Brown.

We love the easy elegance that Bobbi Brown Beauty Team Artist Sébastien Tardif showed last month at the launch of Bobbi's fifth and latest literary installment, Makeup Manual. Minimalist and feminine chic, with a hint of a decidedly '90s aesthetic, was the look of the day.

After prepping with a base to even out skin tones, brows were softly defined before moving on to the main contender, the model's sultry, ultra-sexy peepers. In quite the novel approach, Sébastien carefully dabbed black gel liner onto the lids with a stubby eyeshadow brush—the whole process taking surgical precision, with the edges deliberately not going over the eye crease to keep it pared-down–and in what seemed like the Best Idea Ever, topped it off with bright cobalt blue shadow from the Bobbi Brights Palette. The result was a dark and multi-dimensional, yet clean and updated, take on the smoky eye, which is on-trend with this season's painterly and futuristic flavor.

To balance out the moody eyes, the cheeks and lips were kept in the nude-slash-warm peach territory with a powder blush and soft, petal-colored lipstick, with finishing touches like two coats of black mascara and black eyeliner polishing it all up. The hair, in homage to the great grunge-glam generation, was effortlessly simple: we welcomed back the side-swept ponytail with open arms, as it keeps us all face forward and ready to shine for the rest of S/S '09.

Click on for tips on copping our Look We Love: Modern Smoky Eyes.

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—Eunice Lucero, Beauty Editor