Get the Look: OP’s Smokey Cat-Eye

Another event, another stunning look. For the NYC Ballet gala, Olivia decked out in a beautiful velvet tuxedo and a black lace bodysuit, she also donned a gorgeous plum smokey eye thanks to one of our favorite makeup artists, Andrea Tiller. See the breakdown of what was used and what you’ll need in order to recreate this subtle sexy, perfect for an evening out beauty look below!
First comes the prep. Begin by using Vitner’s Daughter botanical serum followed by using your favorite moisturizer (I love using Sisley’s “Confort Extreme” ) and under eye cream. As for the lips I apply “Agave Lip Mask” by BITE. This makes sure that they stay moisturized during (and after) the rest of the makeup application.
Next comes the foundation. Here we used Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation which I lightly applied in an even layer with a foundation brush followed by Nars’ “Radiant Cream Concealer” under the eyes and on any red areas to conceal. From there I set all of it with Laura Mercier’s translucent powder and added some bronzer to the cheekbones (“Hoola” from Benefit) is my favorite!
Now for the eyes. I used “The Glamour Muse” palette by Charlotte Tilbury utilizing the “prime” shade all over the lid as a base and then taking the “smoke” shade and applying it along the crease using a blending brush. Inside the eye socket I used the “enhance” shade to add depth while in the middle of the eye I dabbed the “pop” shade with my finger some discreet color. Finally, I finished by taking a smudge brush and applying a light wash of the “smoke” shade under her bottom lashes to connect the eye.
When it came to the eye liner, I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Bedroom Black eye pencil along the waterline. From there, with a medium liner brush I applied Laura Mercier’s Caviar Shadow Stick in “Tuxedo” to create a wing line on top of her lashes, then I smudged it out with a smudge brush to emphasize the smokey effect on the end of the wing to elongate the eyes. Finishing off the look, I applied a few coats of black mascara to both thetop and bottom lashes along with some “wispies” from Ardell Lashes as well as a quick touch of K.I.S.S.I.N.G Penelope Pink lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury.

About the Author

Make-Up Artist Andréa Tiller is recognized in the beauty and fashion industry for having the ability to create a range of exceptional and diverse looks, from bold and graphic to glowing and natural Make-Up. Born in Arequipa, Peru, and initially based in Vancouver before making New York City her home, Andréa's international experience has taken her to Milan Fashion Week, working under make-up legends Val Garland, Lisa Butler and Tom Pecheux backstage for fashion design houses such as Emilio Pucci, Moschino and Salvatore Ferragamo. Within her 12 years of professional experience, Andréa has traveled extensively throughout North America, Eurpoe, Australia and Asia working with internationally acclaimed recording and tv/film artists for press junkets, sold out arena concerts, red carpet events, fashion editorials, and campaign photo shoots. Some of her celebrity clientele include; Amy Schumer, America Ferrara, Allison Williams, Cary Chalkin, Olivia Palermo, amongst other exciting talent. Beauty looks created by Andréa have been featured in world-renowned magazine covers including Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue, GQ, and Nylon and she has collaborated with top photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Mark Seliger, to name a few. Her expertise and loyal following have led her to be frequently interviewed as an esteemed beauty insider sharing make-up tips and techniques with magazine readers. She is also passionate about education and with years of experience working as an educator and pro artist for mega make-up brand Make-Up Forever Paris, and she is called upon to teach make-up workshops internationally. Andréa's talent in creating flawless faces, paired with a friendly demeanor, professionalism and attention to detail have contributed to her reputation as a leading beauty artist in New York, where she currently resides.