I’m having a total beauty crush on the newest Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe. At home in Atlanta this weekend, my dad and I went to see Skyfall. The second Bérénice came on screen, I was all, “Um, who is that? Where is she from? And how can I get that look?”
When I was younger, I hated the “Mongolian folds” in the corners of my eyes (they’re actually called Epicanthic folds) that led other kids to ask me, “So, are you, like, Asian, or something?” Once I grew older, I learned to embrace and then eventually even love my distinctive features–but as an insecure, hypersensitive 16 year old, all I wanted was to look like everybody else in my uniform Georgia town.
Bérénice is half-French, half Cambodian-Chinese, and girl is hella gorgeous, don’t you think? She reminds me of my Aunt S., who always lined her eyes heavily with kohl, had elegant red fingernails and walked through rooms in a cloud of Givenchy Amarige. As a child, I thought Aunt S. was the most glamorous woman on the planet, but eventually displaced her in favor of icy blondes like Grace Kelly and Carolyn Bessette. Looks like I’ve come full circle!
My personal favorite eyeliner for the “waterline” (which is the inner lower rim) is Buxom Insider Eyeliner in Emerald. Other excellent liners if you’re looking to get this look: Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner and Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting eyeliner. Keep the liner in place by using an eyeliner brush to set it with a black powder eyeshadow (any shadow will do). And don’t forget to periodically check your inner corners for goop!
Hmm, maybe it’s time to go brunette again.