We're always on the hunt for a new makeup style, especially for a night out. While we love a fabulous red lip, sometimes we like to go all-out on the eyes. And thanks to the Star Trek Beyond premiere this week, we've found our new go-to night out makeup look.
Actress Sofia Boutella (who, FYI, is our new cool girl crush) took to the red carpet with an incredible smoky eye–meets–black-eyeliner wing created by makeup artist Jillian Dempsey. On deciding how to do Boutella's makeup Dempsey said they chose to go for "a sheeny eye with luminous skin and a peachy cheek [as] we wanted an edgier look to offset Sofia's white, feminine dress."
The look is sort of part beautiful alien, part feline. Luckily, we've found out exactly how to re-create the look with an exclusive step-by-step guide from Dempsey, so we're all set for our night out this weekend.
Keep scrolling for makeup artist Jillian Dempsey's guide to creating Sofia Boutella's makeup from the Star Trek premiere, and which products to use.
1. THE BASE
"First, I applied the EX1 Delete Concealer (£9) (please colour-match!) under the eyes and blended into her skin. I then mixed two of the EX1 Liquid Foundations (£13) (please colour-match!) and applied to her face. I used the EX1 liquid foundation in two shades, and I always use a metal palette for my light and a dark mix.
The EX1 concealer is used in combination with the liquid so they blend into each other as to not create any lines. After blending, I used the EX1 Pretty in Peach Blush (£10) on the apples of Sofia's cheeks. I placed the blush on the apples and upper part of the cheeks followed by a light dusting of EX1 Compact Powder (£9)."
2. THE EYES
"We kept the lips nude, keeping the focus on the eye. For this, I applied Jillian Dempsey Jet Black Eyeliner followed by Jillian Dempsey Smoke Lid Tint on her lids [you can't get hold of these products in the UK, so we recommend Charlotte Tilbury's Rock 'n' Kohl Bedroom Black Liner (£19) and MAC's Carbon Eye Shadow (£13)].
I used MAC's 217 Blending Brush (£20) to blend the eye shadow in an upward motion on the eyelids, with a folded tissue under the eye. I applied the eyeliner on the upper lid and blended it directly into the eyeshadow. Use the kohl liner on the upper water line then gently extend outward towards the temple. Follow using the eye shadow with a sweeping motion and a flick upwards.I find the two very workable to blend. Using a tissue to balance the shape is a good idea too."
So there you have it. A new go-to sultry makeup look for your Saturday night. Let the weekend commence.
Oh, and before you head off to try this eye look note Boutella is rocking a micro fringe, the '90s trend we predicted would make a comeback.
Will you be trying this out? Tell us in the comments!