Get The Look: Lucy Liu's Violet Smoky Eye

You can never go wrong with sultry, perfectly-blended smoky eye, as Lucy Liu demonstrated at the 2014 Hauding Film Awards. “The inspiration for Lucy Liu’s look was romantic glamour,” makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen says. “The focus was on dramatic eyes, paired with glowing skin and a lilac toned lip colour.” We love how the hint of violet in her smoky eye adds a softer, feminine touch to an otherwise super-dramatic look.

For the base, VanLeeuwen swept Armani’s Eyes to Kill Quad Palette ($60) in 07 over her entire lid. Then, he darkened her crease with the deep plum shade from Serge Lutens’ Eyeshadow Palette ($160) and highlighted her brow bone with the beige shade in the same quad. He lined Liu’s eyes with Chanel’s Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner ($32) in Black to add dimension, and finished off the sultry eye look with two coats of Armani’s Eyes to Kill Mascara ($32) in Black. And as for her soft pink lip? He reached for Cle de Peau’s Enriched Lip Luminizer ($35) in Plum Pudding, a petal-pink shade with lilac undertones—simple and striking.