Kristen Stewart's Moody 'Nylon' Makeup Gives Us the Blues

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Kristen Stewart

In the best possible way, of course. Here, makeup artist Beau Nelson reveals the products behind Stewart's covetable look.

Kristen Stewart may not aspire to be a beauty icon, but her apparent willingness to experiment and don bold makeup looks surely has put her on that path. Her latest can’t-wait-to-copy countenance? A smoky, metallic blue eye on the September 2015 cover of Nylon.

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The look was created by makeup artist Beau Nelson, who also works with Nina Dobrev and Nicole Richie. Of the impetus for this bold maquillage, he tells Pret-a-Reporter, "We always try to switch up her look. We had done blue shadow before but not quite like this, and Chanel has some amazing blues for fall."


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Additionally, Nelson took the fashion into consideration: "We looked at the clothes and saw that this look would help make the whole shoot look cool, especially when paired with undone hair." As for the smoked-out shadow, quite a few products were employed.

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Says Nelson, "I used the Chanel fall-collection quad and single shadow Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Jazz and Ombre Essentielle in Swing ($26), along with Ligne Graphique de Chanel ($34) to create this eye." And a tip for at-home application: "Using the shadows in the quad wet creates more intensity."

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The look’s real surprise? That the gorgeous rosy lip color the actress is wearing is not a color at all, but the completely natural shade of her pout, enhanced with a little balm. It must be good being K.Stew.