I often get stuck in make-up ruts, sticking to my tried and tested formula of burnt orange/red/pink eyeshadow. It's only when I see pictures on Instagram of someone sporting something totally different that I realise I'm ready to shake things up.
One post that stopped me in my tracks was a shot of Katherine Langford – you know, the girl from 13 Reasons Why? She's gorgeous. Anyway, she attended the Teen Choice Awards and instead of your average black winged liner or lash-lined smudged kohl, Katherine was wearing 3D stars made of pearls and tiny smoke-coloured crystals across her eyes.
S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. She looked out of this world (get it? You know, stars). Topping off the look was holographic eyeshadow placed right in the inner corner of her eyes and pressed gently onto the lid. Katherine's make-up artist Fiona Stiles explained the look: "I wanted something a little more light-hearted with the make-up," she told Refinery29.
"I had gone on a mad hunt looking for a thing all over Los Angeles – and I didn't know exactly what thing I was even looking for! I wanted something special. I finally found some really beautiful 3D pearl stars and a few other things."
The 'few other things' included beautiful deep grey Swarovski crystals in various sizes, to offset the pearl stars. "It's a nod to Chanel with those pearls," added Fiona. "It felt elevated. It wasn't teen-y, you know? It was a cool, young look." She affixed everything with Duo Eyelash Glue, which is known for its serious lasting power.
The best thing about this look? It only took Fiona five minutes! Which means, folks, that we can create this look ourselves in, say, 15 minutes?! I believe in us. If you want to give it a go, here are some products to help you on your way:
MAC Cosmetics Silver Glitter Stars, £16.50
Make-up Forever Strass Jewels in Hematite Pearl, £17.95
Duo Lash Adhesive, £8.95