How to Achieve Lana Del Rey's Grammy Awards 2018 Cat-Eye in 5 Steps

This look is easy to recreate

By Alanah Joseph Jan 28, 2018 11:42 PMTags
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Lana Del Rey's beauty is an extension of her music, and that's why it's genius.

Since the debut of "Video Games" in 2011, the singer's stylized cinematic voice and songs references to the '50s and '60s have been personified with the use of makeup. Her retro style, which includes cat-eye makeup and Americana-influenced hairstyles, standout on the red carpet with its romantic notes and glamour. It's her signature, and like her sound, it's remained consistent and unique.

This year, in honor of her nomination for Best Pop Album of the Year, the singer appeared on the Grammy Awards 2018 red carpet with her signature look. Like her album Lust for Life's nostalgic references (Watch: "Lust for Life" and "Love"), she sported her classic Hollywood style with an elongated cat-eye and dewy makeup. She kept her hair simple, with a middle part and slightly bumped ends. Then, she topped off her beauty with a Gucci halo-inspired crown, unofficially crowning herself the "Queen of Retro."

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The elongated eyeliner with rose-tinted eyeshadow and lipsticks pair well with the glamour of the red carpet. It's also classic, bringing a glamorous and feminine flair to any outfit, at any event. It's a go-to for the star, and for anyone else that enjoys an easy, sultry beauty look.

Love the singer's look? Thinking of adding this cat-eye to your Valentine's Day beauty? Check out steps and tips from PRIV makeup artist, Jared Lipscomb below!

Pro tip: Take your liner to the edge of your eyebrow to achieve the star's Grammys red carpet style.

Step 1

Apply a primer to the lids for long-lasting wear.

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer, $21

Step 2

Wash over the lid with a nude-to-pink eyeshadow, using a blending brush.

Dior Limited Edition 5-Couleurs Eyeshadows, $63

Step 3

If you have trouble drawing even cat-eye lines, use a stamp to outline the pointed tip.

Vampstamp Vavavoom Medium, $25

Step 4

Fill in the outline and connect the outer portion to the inner, top lash line.


Step 5

Apply mascara to the top and bottom lash line. Use a few coats on the top to add drama to the look.

Almay One Coat Mega Volume Mascara, $6.97

Final Look!

Finish with a rose-tinted lipstick!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina Shimmer, $22

Watch: How to Get Sir John's Denim Eye

Need some help? With the PRIV app (now part of the NBCUniversal family), you can book a makeup artist any time, any where. Use PRIVnow10 for $10 off your first service!

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