Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie in “The Runaways”

Besides Kristen Stewart’s look as Joan Jett, we also have a breakdown from makeup department head Robin Mathews for Dakota Fanning’s look as Cherie Currie.


Step 1. Apply Star Powder #922 (copper) onto the eye lid, all the way to the inner corner, stopping just shy of the outer corner.

Step 2. Using Aqua Eyes #3L (iridescent navy blue), line the lash line on the top and bottom lids. Robin’s tip: for the perfect smoky eye, the trick is to apply the eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible.

Step 3. Smudge the eyeliner on the top and bottom of the eye using a smudging brush to create a more fluid, blended look.

Step 4. Apply Eye Shadow #81(metallic navy blue iridescent) to the outer corner of the eye using a small flat brush, then drag the shadow into the crease very lightly.

Step 5. Tap the brush to remove any excess shadow and then blend the blue shadow line ever so slightly. Using the same brush, apply the blue eye shadow onto the bottom lash line to blend it out and create a smoky effect.

Step 6. Curl the lashes, then apply Smoky Lash Mascara going up and out to accentuate and elongate the eye.



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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.

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