The Super Smart/Sneaky Way Queen Letizia Does Her Eye Makeup

Bow down.

Queen Letizia
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They haven't made a 100 Years of European Royal Beauty in 1 Minute video yet (submitting idea now, BTW), but if they did, it would be like nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton's eyeliner, QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN. 

She doesn't get as much play as her British counterpart, but she totally should. Girl knows her away around a hairline braid…

Queen Letizia

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Non-boring eye makeup (opens in new tab)...

Queen Letizia

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And this ingenious method of applying eyeliner.

Queen Letizia

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In a spin on the ol' nude-on-the-waterline trick, she's brought the line a smidge away from the bottom outer corner for a kind of animé-ish, trompe-l'oeil effect that's flattering/eye-enlarging in pictures and *super modern* in person. (At least, I imagine I would think that if I were the president of Peru attending a reception in my honor, which is where this photo is from.) 

The only way she could do better in my book is if she were to try out the rhinestone strip from Rodarte Fall 2015 (opens in new tab). Then she would graduate from a Queen to a Khaleesi KWEEENNN.

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.