Halsey’s Latest Eye Makeup Look Is a Lesson in Color Blocking

They only used three About Face products to get the look.

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Leave it to Halsey to serve up the ultimate summer makeup inspo. The “Without Me” singer took to Instagram on Tuesday, June 21, to break down their DIY glam routine—which naturally requires a handful of About-Face products. “My favorite pre-show ritual,” they captioned their post. “Can’t wait for tonight!!” 

To kick off their routine, the beauty founder whipped up a custom periwinkle color using three of the Matte Fluid Eye Paints: Blue Monday, White Noise, and New Karma. With just a swipe of each, they concocted a gorgeous light purple shade. Then, using a flat brush, they spread the one-of-a-kind tone up to their brow bone and in their inner corner. If you plan on recreating this look (we know we are), just be cautioned: These pigments dry down in just about 30 seconds, so you’re going to need to work quickly. 

Once the stunning purple shade had set, Halsey reached for Cloned, a matte terracotta hue that was the *perfect* contrast against the purple. They used a small detail brush to create an upside-down wing on their lower lash line. Now, you don’t need to be a pro to get this look. Feel free to be a little messy—it’s going to get blended and buffed out anyway. To wrap up the eye look, Halsey put the Line Artist eyeliner in her waterline, swiped on some mascara, and popped two casual eye gems in their inner corners. 

As for the rest of their look? They opted for a nude-borderline-brown lip created with Matte Fix Lip Pencil in Smoking Room, a deep chestnut, and the Paint-It Matte Lip Color in Nudist Judist. 

Halsey has been sharing tons of makeup inspo and color combos recently, as her line just made its grand debut at Ulta this week. “I always wanted to create products that encouraged self-expression, without any rules tied to what beauty ‘should be’. I’m so proud to partner with @ultabeauty who also celebrates that kind of individuality,” they captioned an earlier Instagram post. “Can’t wait to bring these wildly colorful + high-performing products to more faces. shop now at Ulta.com 💚🧡 #ultabeauty” 

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Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.