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Despite the very complex character she played on Pretty Little Liars, Janel Parrish’s look from a recent magazine party is very pulled-together! I love how she pairs her totally fall-appropriate dewy skin with a heavy-yet-flattering contour using matte shades. I’m also drawn to her smoky, sexy eye, and more importantly, how she works it so well with such a bold, bright lip!

The easiest way to keep this sexy eye subdued so it doesn’t overwhelm the lip is to use matte shadows. After priming, my recommendation (And my new obsession) is the Essential 18 Piece Eyeshadow Palette, which contains shimmer, satin, and matte shades. I’ve found myself reaching for this palette for both every day looks and parties recently, and I definitely think it would be perfect here. Use a lighter, doe-brown shade all over the lid, then contour the crease with a darker matte brown using the NEW Studio Crease Brush. On the face, contour as well with the Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Fiji, which features all-matte shades that are universally flattering for most skin tones.

What do you think of Janel’s look?

Sara