PLL Actress Lucy Hale Shares Smudged Eye Makeup Look—Set To Host “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and Ring in 2017

PLL Actress Lucy Hale Shares Smudged Eye Makeup Look—Set To Host “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” for 2016
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Ever since Pretty Little Liars production wrapped a few months ago, Lucy Hale has been taking advantage of her creative freedom. No longer chained to the aesthetic of her character, Aria Montgomery, Hale has been exploring her individuality by changing up her look and getting involved with a variety of new projects. She recently did a photo shoot for Paper Magazine where she rocked an edgy super smudged eye makeup look. Definitely not a wearable everyday look, this PLL actress wore this artsy look flawlessly. She shared a snap on Instagram, tagging photographer James Lee Wall.

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Lucy Hale’s Pretty Little Liars Eye Makeup Tips

Whether Hale is filming as Aria or making a red-carpet appearance, she always has the perfect eye look going on. With her signature bold brows framing her sparkling green eyes, it’s hard for her to go wrong with almost any eye look. Lucky for us, Cosmopolitan caught up with this PLL actress to find out how she perfects her makeup before stepping onto the set or out on the town.

To compliment Lucy Hale’s bombshell brows, she wears eyeliner, and makes sure that her eyelashes are always full and lush. A whiz at applying her own falsies, Hale revealed her secret to a perfect application every time. Whether she’s putting on a full lash strip or individuals, she uses the tip of a bobby pin to spread lash glue onto the band, and applies them to her lash line using tweezers. Check out this quick tutorial she put together with Cosmo:

Another one of Hale’s eye makeup tips that we definitely plan on trying out is her foolproof trick to keeping her brows in place all day: “[She sprays] a spoolie or disposable mascara wand with hairspray, like Blow Pro Textstyle Dry Texture Spray, to set her brows in place. Since she’s known for her strong brow game, the actress loves using this technique after she fills in any sparse spots with her favorite brow pencil: Dior’s Diorshow Brow Styler in ‘Universal Dark Brown.’”

Lucy Hale To Host Upcoming New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

This 27-year-old actress has been chosen as the host for Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’s first live Central Time Zone countdown from New Orleans. Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown from New York, while Jenny McCarthy reports live from Times Square. Lucy Hale is ecstatic to have landed this gig—she told E! News, “I am beyond thrilled to jump on board in New Orleans. There are so many great musical performances and lots of surprises and we’re going to take everyone through the city of New Orleans so they can get a feel for what an amazing city it is.”

Mentioning that she spent NYE 2015 in her PJ’s with her besties, Lucy Hale is ready to get out on the town to welcome 2017! We can’t wait to see what this brunette bombshell wears to ring in the new year.



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