"The Runaways," starring Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie, is the ultimate showcase of the rock star make up that defined the 1970's. In order to design the eye-catching on-screen looks for the new motion picture, make up department head Robin Mathews chose MAKE UP FOR EVER's Eye Shadows, Aqua Eyes and Smoky Lash mascara to achieve the smoky eye, rock and roll look of the band. To help women everywhere channel their inner rock star and get the famed rock and roll smoky eye at home, MAKE UP FOR EVER created a unique tutorial with the help of Robin Mathews. The video showcases Robin's step-by-step breakdown detailing how to re-create her favorite Kristen Stewart/Joan Jett make up look from the film.
Start with Eye Shadow #127 (metallic taupe). Cover the entire eye lid with shadow so that there are no hard edges, making sure to blend out the color extremely well.
Using Aqua Eyes #0L (black), apply a very generous amount of eyeliner under the eye on the lower lid, then rim the top lid as close to lash line as possible.
Using a smudging brush, smudge the liner on the top and bottom of the eye. Robin's tip: the secret to a great rock and roll smoky eye is all about the smudge – it doesn't have to be uniform or neat. Once you're done smudging, go back and re-apply a heavier coat of eyeliner along the lash line. Then, remove any excess shadow that may have fallen using a sponge.
Apply Eye Shadow #139 (iridescent brown black), a darker brown than the color used on the base of the lid, and smudge it over the black liner that was smudged out earlier on both the top and bottom lids.
Use a lash curler to lift all the lashes and prep them for applying mascara.
To complete the ultimate smoky eye, apply Smoky Lash first to the tops of the lashes, and then follow through scissoring up to create volume and separation.