Cara Delevingne Took a Seriously Risky Eyeshadow Shade and Worked the Hell Out of It

Dang, girl.

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Part-time singer (opens in new tab)/full-time baller Cara Delevingne did two commendable things at last night's Sydney premiere of John Green's Paper Towns (opens in new tab). 1) She wore an Aussie designer (Dion Lee) to an Australian screening, which more celebrities should consider doing because supporting the local talent is always cool. 2) She conquered burnt-orange eyeshadow like it wasrunning into Harry Styles (opens in new tab)—that is to say, like it was less than NBD.

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I expect some of you might think she's contracted a rare form of conjunctivitis or that it's too *runway,* and you would be correct to form your own opinion even if it is foolish and about to change in a moment. The thing is, Cara's MUA could have given her a nude lip and smoky eye, but instead, she painted on a pigment (opens in new tab) that would normally have no business on anyone's face in a way that made Cara look strong and graphic and not like everybody else. (BTW, this doesn't come off as pink-eye-y because it's coppery/browny instead of red.)

But you know what really makes this a success? How much Cara seems to be feeling it:

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.