Shay Mitchell makeup

We’ve gotta secret, can you keep it? We heart Shay Mitchell’s beauty game. Whether the 'Pretty Little Liars' star is stepping on the red carpet in full-on glam mode (no doubt thanks to her fav MUA, Patrick Ta) or keeping it stripped back and flawless under the glare of the paps, she’s killing it.

Thanks to her new-found love of vlogging her beauty looks are becoming more achievable than ever – but should come with a disclaimer. That ‘stripped back’ look we mentioned needs a whopping 24 products to create! We thought we’d investigate a bit more and recreate one of her stunning award ceremony looks with far less products and in way less time!  

What will I need to create this Shay Mitchell-inspired beauty look?

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Step 1 – Start with concealer

A tip taken straight from Shay Mitchell’s routine, begin with concealer. Cover over any blemishes, under the eyes and any uneven skin tone. Blend it out using a blending sponge. Next, go over with your foundation, to create an even base.

MUA applying foundation to create Shay Mitchell makeup

Step 2 – Groom your brows

Frame your face with perfectly groomed arches. Start by brushing through with a spoolie brush and pencil in any gaps and add definition using eyebrow pomade.

MUA grooming brows to create Shay Mitchell makeup

Step 3 – Draw along the upper & lower lash line

Using brown eyeliner, draw along the upper lash line. You don’t need to be very precise with this, as you’re applying for the colour and not for a block line. Once you have built up enough colour, blend it out with a brush to create a gradient effect that gets softer towards the eyelid crease.

Take the same eyeliner and draw underneath the lower lash line. Blend it out to soften the lines and create a smokey effect.

MUA applying eyeshadow to create Shay Mitchell makeup

Step 4 – Add eyeshadow & eyeliner

Take a flat eyeshadow brush and gently press a burgundy-hued, shimmer eyeshadow over the top of your base. This will amp up the drama and create that signature Shay Mitchell red carpet look. Blend the colour out towards the crease. Apply eyeshadow under the eye too and blend. Draw along the waterline using black pencil eyeliner to make the eyes pop.  

MUA applying eyeshadow to create Shay Mitchell makeup

Step 5 – Lengthen lashes

Use eyelash curlers to give your lashes a much-needed lift. Next, apply mascara using a zig-zag motion from the root to the tip. Get rid of any clumps and space out the product by going over with a clean spoolie or mascara wands. For a more dramatic party-ready finish, add some falsies into the mix.

MUA applying mascara to create Shay Mitchell makeup

 Step 6 – Finishing touches

Apply bronzer to the apples of your cheeks to create a natural-looking glow. Switch to a shimmering highlighter and apply to the cheeks, under the arches and Cupid’s bow. To keep your striking eye makeup as the key focus of the look, we’ve finished up with a clear gloss on the lips.

MUA applying lip gloss to create Shay Mitchell makeup