Jessica Chastain’s Oscars Makeup Reinvents the Cat Eye (PHOTO)

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Among all the dazzlingly gorgeous looks from last night's Oscars, one in particular caught our eye: Jessica Chastain's cat eye makeup. Instead of the usual heavy black liner, the redhead went for something more subtle and sophisticated -- and mrowr, was it hot!

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The secret to this look is using brown shadow. Makeup artist Kristofer Buckel explains, "I used my Kristofer Buckle Always Flawless Day to Night Palette and YSL Couture Variation Palette to create a soft brown winged eye. By using shadow, I was able to create a softer look than liquid liner." Then, following up the shadow with black mascara made Chastain's lashes stand out dramatically.

You're going to want to use an angled brush with short bristles to get that eye shadow precision. (And, of course, you're likely to find great drug-store versions of these shadows.)

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Before Buckel created that fantastic eye, he lavished Chastain's eyes with Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado followed by Kiehl's BB Cream in Light.

It's such a flattering look for Chastain, isn't it? Especially with her fair skin and red hair. The nude lip was a smart choice as well.

I love cat eye makeup on other people but I never wear it myself because it looks too harsh on me -- and I have dark hair and eyes! I think I may actually try this softer alternative out myself.

What other makeup looks do you love on other people but don't dare wear yourself?

 

Images via Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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