Whether you love or hate socialite and reality TV star Paris Hilton, you've got to admit the woman has charisma. Most of her fame has been bestowed on her, after all, for just showing up and being herself. But in spite of having a complicated social life, Paris's personal style has evolved into something that is remarkably simple. And we commend her for it '- it's no small task to look carelessly glamorous when you have so much to choose from. Here, iVillage makeup artist Deborah Grayson gives us the lowdown on how to achieve Paris's enchanting, smoky eyes.
Step 1: Begin with the eyes by lining the entire inner circumference (inner rims) of both the upper and lower eyelids with black eye pencil.
Step 2: Using a black liquid liner with a narrow pointed brush, draw a strong line across the upper lash line, allowing it to widen gradually as you reach the outer edges.
Step 3: At the midpoint of the lower lid, with the same black liquid liner, draw along the lower lash line, extending outward until the lower line meets the upper line.
Step 4: Using an oval-shaped, soft-bristled shadow brush, sweep a heather-colored powder shadow onto the crease of the eye in the shape of a crescent. Blend in a back-and-forth motion to diffuse the color.
Step 5: Highlight eyes with a silvery pearl powder shadow at the center of the eye crease, just above the irises.
Step 6: Apply black mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
Step 7: Gently pat a creamy concealer along the hollow of the under-eye area, where any darkness may occur.
Step 8: Apply a peachy-pink gel or cream blush to the apples of the cheeks with your fingers, in small circular motions.
Step 9: Finish with a sheer, moisturizing lip gloss.
Product name: Hollywood Prescription Two-Step Lip Treatment
This exfoliating and moisturizing lip treatment claims to boost collagen production to the lips, while imparting a glossy finish.
Product name: Make Up Forever Blush Cream in N1
This gorgeous pearly, peach-pink cream blush gives cheeks a natural flush of brilliant color.
Product name: Anna Sui Metallic Eye Color in 800
This golden pearl velvety powder shadow has a wonderful iridescent quality. What's so special about all of Anna's cosmetics is that they smell like fresh roses.
Product name: Estee Lauder Artist's Eye Pencil in Slate Writer
Created to be long-wearing, this pencil is excellent for shaping and filling in, with a smudge applicator for easy blending and a special ColorControl grip for shaping.
Product name: Giella Custom Cream Liner in Velvet Black
The putty-like texture of this custom-made liner allows you to draw lines that won't leak or smudge.
Product name: Boi-ing Concealer by Benefit
Don't let the smooth consistency fool you '- Benefit calls this concealer "industrial strength" in its ability to conceal dark circles and imperfections.
Product name: Paul and Joe Mascara Duo in Noir 01
This rich, glossy mascara is two sided '- apply one side for added length and the other for volume.