Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Leighton Meester’s Smoky Cat Eye at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball

Leighton Meester/a> totally redeemed herself at the KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles after her little mishap at the American Eagles Outfitters grand opening celebration. The young star wowed the crowd in a white Cushnie et Ochs crew neck marble print dress and a smoked-out cat eye.

According to In Style, Dean Bryant created Leighton’s look by brushing espresso shadow up to the crease and blending it towards the tail of the eyebrow with a small brush. He then lined the top lash line with black eyeliner and blended that outwards as well. To finish, dark brown pencil was applied on the bottom lash line and smudged upwards, with a final touch of fake lashes.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. she looks so pretty here! & yes, she definately redeemed herself after that “dramatic” look she had @ the AE event

  2. I love reading your blog.
    I would love it even more if you made video tutorials!!!
    I’ve been following you for years now. You’re so beautiful! :)

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