We know Avril Lavigne was going for a punk vibe, but this scary eye makeup is more Corpse Bride than rocker chic. We miss the days when Avril rocked those perfectly shaded smoky eyes that always looked edgy and sultry and made her blue eyes pop.
And what's up with the scraggly, too-long hair extensions? Is Amanda Bynes giving out her extensions stylist's number again?
We will give Avril props for her flawless skin though. Thankfully, she's not so rock ‘n' roll that she sleeps in her makeup. Plus, she appears to stay out of the sun (perhaps she's keeping vampire hours?). But we would have loved to see a bit more of a flush to her cheeks. The harsh eye makeup and pale skin totally washes her out.
Beauty Bailout: First of all: Get rid of those extensions, girl! They look like they're literally weighing you down. And if you whip your head around on stage, you might take out your guitar player's eye! Now, if you are married to the idea of extensions, go for higher quality pieces that are the same texture as your natural hair.
Speaking of natural: We're not expecting Avril to abandon her kohl eye makeup for the fresh-faced look (though we would love to see it!), but she needs to take it down a notch. It's easy to create a more flattering shaded smokey eye:
Trace a line along your upper lash line (getting thicker as you get closer to the outer eye) with a black gel liner like MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. Then, take a dark brown or plum eye shadow and apply it directly to your crease in a back and forth motion, taking the eye shadow brush out past your crease and down into the outer corner of your eye in a V-shape.
Shade the shadow by making your V-shape larger from the outer half of your crease to the outer half of your eyelid. To give this look more depth, take a smaller shadow brush and use a shadow that is a few shades darker and make a small "V" from your outer crease to the outer corner of your eye. Then blend like crazy!
Next, take that smaller shadow brush and dip it into the original shadow and apply along your lower lash line and then blend and diffuse the line. Hint: If you don't have a blending brush, use a Q-tip.
Now, if Avril is actually trying to land a part in Tim Burton's next movie, then this look is perfect! If not, it's time to tone down the fright factor on that eye makeup. It's scaring the kids!
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