Tyra Banks is considered one of the most beautiful models in the world, and for good reasons: her skin, her face, her Victoria's Secret body! But she's also a serious multitasker: television host, actor, singer, sponsor of TZONE (a self-empowerment organization for young girls) and founder of the Tyra Banks Scholarship fund, which provides African-American girls the opportunity to attend her high school. Here, Tyra's pretty makeup is a palette of heathery lilacs, punctuated with sexy, spiky lashes. Makeup artist Deborah Grayson tells you how to get her look.
Step 1: Using an oval-shaped eye shadow brush, apply a heathery lilac powder shadow across the entire upper eyelid, dragging the color horizontally till you reach the outer section of your lids, where you'll drag the shadow upward, creating Tara's winglike placement.
Step 2: With the same shadow and brush, place color at the inner corners of each eye (the areas closer to the nose) right up to the brows, which will work amazingly well to create a sense of depth, especially effective for wide-set eyes.
Step 3: Draw a line across the entire inner rim of the lower lash line with a matte black eyeliner pencil.
Step 4: With a fat shadow liner pencil in a lilac-purple tone, draw a generous line across the entire outer section of the lower lash line, following the curve of the eye from corner to corner.
Step 5: Next, using a flat rectangular blending brush with the same heathery lilac shadow you used on your upper eyelids, place shadow directly over the lower eyeliner shadow pencil to set the color and produce a smokier, mellower effect.
Step 6: Apply a strip of false lashes to the base of the upper lash line. Here Tara's lashes have six intentionally exaggerated spiky tips. Wait for the lash to adhere completely before the next step.
Step 7: Carefully fill in the brows using a color a full shade lighter than your hair color, really paying attention to the arch. You might like to try a brow-shaping kit, which comes with stencils that you actually place over the brows and fill in.
Step 8: Cover any nasty blotchiness under the eye area with a creamy, highly pigmented concealer. Just dot on and use your finger to blend in smooth, patting motions.
Step 9: Next, apply a cream-to-powder foundation to the entire face, blending in even, smooth strokes.
Step 10: Blend a creamy pink-blue blush to the apples of the cheeks and just under the cheekbones using your pointer and middle fingers in small circular motions.
Step 11: Set foundation and blush using translucent blotting with a velvet puff '- just pat and press over your entire face.
Step 12: Line lips in a deep taupe-pink matte pencil liner and fill in with a pale pink gloss, going right over the liner, diffusing the line into the gloss.
Product Name: Flirt! Pretty Easy Quick Cover Stick
This silicone-based cream-to-powder foundation stick gives a wonderfully even application and dries to a velvety, matte finish.
Product Name: Shu Uemura False Eyelashes 01
These delicately formed lashes have a few thick strands intermingled with longer strands for extra drama '- giving that spiky look.
Product Name: M.A.C Select Cover-Up Concealer
M.A.C calls it their liquid camouflage '- this concealer brightens, lightens and smoothes out those nasty blotchy areas!
Product Name: Sephora Jumbo Eye Pencil in Violet
These fat pencils give a great, broad line, which can easily be layered under powder shadow for more intensity.
Product Name: Pop Beauty Eye Cake in Violet Eyes
This palette, featuring variations of lilac, violet and lavender, can be worn singularly or blended together to create your very own adaptation.
Product Name: Make Up For Ever Eye Shadow Brush 10S
A sable eye shadow brush designed by the masters at Make Up For Ever, which perfectly conforms to the curves of the eyes, making application easy.
Product Name: Sephora Arch It Brow Kit We love the stencil concept; it's like using Colorforms as a kid and makes arching and shaping basically idiot proof.