(Photo by Getty)Spring Breakers
star (and former blonde) Ashley Benson
looked almost unrecognizable on the red carpet at SXSW this weekend, but you know what, we barely noticed — go ahead and blame it on those baby blues!
But seriously, try to stare at anything but her eyes here. We double dog dare you.(Photo by Getty)
If you'll look really
closely, you'll notice Benson's bright blue eyeshadow — the exact color is Nars Matte Eyeshadow
in "Outremer" ($24) — is just a smidge darker than her iris. Swept along the lid and blended under the lower lashline, not only does the vibrant azure shade brighten up her entire eye area, it also pulls your gaze inward. Meaning, all the focus is placed on her powerful peepers. Thick black lashes and a trace of black eyeliner also played a part by adding more contrast.
See what a difference it makes compared to a regular ol' smoky eye?(Photo by Getty)
Yup, that's still Benson. And those are still her baby blues. Pretty crazy what one hue can do, eh?