Jessica Lucas at the TCAs 2014, July 20.

Editor's Pick: Jessica Lucas' sultry purple smoky eye

Our Editor's Pick today is the Canadian actress Jessica Lucas, who we spotted on the 'Gracepoint' panel during Day 13 of the TCAs with a beautifully sultry purple smoky eye, that she clearly liked so much she wore it to the Fox All-Star party afterwards!

Who's that Girl?

TV series you'll recognize Lucas from include Melrose Place, Edgemont and Cult, and she's also had major roles in movies She's the Man, Cloverfield and Evil Dead. More recently she was cast as a reporter in Fox's crime drama Gracepoint, an adaptation of ITV's Broadchurch, featuring David Tenant.

Purple smoky eye

It takes a brave soul to try a purple smoky eye, because the color doesn't suit everyone. Luckily for Jessica, with her deep brown eyes, she can get away with almost any shade. If you look carefully you can see she's actually wearing two shades of the color: a matte maroon hue over her eyelids, and a glittery violet liquid liner across her upper lash line.

By using a fine eyeshadow brush or sponge to apply the darker shade under her lower lashes as well, she brings definition to her eyes. If you are looking to copy her style, remember the key word is blend - you can always build up the color as you go.

The rest of the face

On the lashes, a single coat of mascara is enough to bring a sparkle to your eyes and, as for the rest of the face, keep it simple. Jessica has gone for a matte complexion with a peachy blush and just a sweep of bronzer. On the lips, we love this shimmery nude shade which makes her lips look full and hydrated.

Great look, Jessica - we're looking forward to watching Gracepoint!

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