Celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine is the beauty genius behind pretty faces like Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth and Krysten Ritter. She's also launched an amazingly useful how-to site, TheBeautyDeparment.com, with friend and client Lauren Conrad.
So when we had questions about how to achieve this season's new smoky eye, (like the one we saw on Amber Heard at Trevor Live Sunday night), calling Amy seemed like the smartest thing to do. She gave us some new color combos to work with, plus shared her suggestions for a perfect holiday party look…
Can you explain how the smoky eye trend has changed?
"The traditional smoky eye has been updated by changing the typical color scheme of grays and blacks with coppers, bronzes, metallic silvers and purples—as well as intensified by rimming the inner waterline with a black liner. And instead of using a black kohl or kajal liner, rim it with a longwear liner so it doesn't disappear in an hour. Liners have come a looooong way thanks to technology, so upgrade now!
What's your top holiday beauty tip this season?
"Glitter eyes plus a red lip never fails to make a beautiful and festive statement at a holiday party!"
What type of makeup trends do you think we'll see on the Grammys red carpet this year?
"With a lot of stars rocking fun hair colors like pink and blue, expect softer color ways like pastels anchored with a black winged liner."
Is it the sort of thing people can try at home?
"It absolutely can be done at home!"
Who are you excited to see on the GRAMMYS red carpet?
"Adele and Taylor Swift always look classically stunning while Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lady Gaga never fail to surprise with something daring and fun."