You, Too, Can Have Daisy Ridley's 'Star Wars' Premiere Smoky Eyes

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Daisy Ridley

Her makeup artist reveals how she created the soft, feathered look.

Making your debut in something as huge as a Star Wars franchise film has to be intimidating. But Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley makes it look easy. She walked the red carpet at Monday night’s world premiere in a custom white-lace Chloe dress, styled by Petra Flannery, paired with the perfect hair (by Robert Vetica) and romantic makeup.

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Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua was responsible for the latter, and she conceived the look to play off the ultrafeminine dress Ridley wore. "To contrast the dress, I created a fresh, smoky-eye look with a softly defined lash line and feathered lashes," she says.


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The first step was applying Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Tisse Gabrielle ($62) on Ridley's lids using a Chanel small contour and shadow brush #26 ($30). Next, "I softly defined the lash line with Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso [$27]," a dark coffee shade that ensured there was nothing harsh or hard about the look.

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Lastly, Bua "created feathered lashes to round out her eyes using Chanel Le Volume Ultra-Noir de Chanel mascara [$32]." And because no smoked-out eye would be complete without a defined brow, Bua used Chanel Crayon Sourcils sculpting eyebrow pencil ($29) along with the angled brow brush #12 ($30) to finish Ridley's arches.

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