Limelight Looks: A Hayden Panettiere Inspired Makeup Tutorial

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Hayden Panettiere Makeup Tutorial

I need another TV show addiction like I need another Bouchon Bakery macaron (OMG! — the peanut butter and jelly ones are a revelation!), but in my defense, when I couldn’t fall asleep the other night, at least I watched a new show like Nashville and not an episode of the Jersey Shore.


I actually really like the show. It stars Hayden Panetierre and Connie Britton as dueling country music divas. I’m not sure if it’ll be the next Friday Night Lights, but the music’s catchy, the story’s entertaining (so far), and it showcases some pretty makeup looks.

Hayden plays a cross-over country artist, and in the last episode she wears a shimmery greenish brown smokey eye in the video for a song called Telescope.

GURL, work those shorts!

I thought it looked really cool, so I gave it a try today, but with a little twist to make it slightly more wearable (’cause that’s how I roll, boo).

I used a mix of makeup from Too Faced, MAC, Illamasqua, Bobbi Brown and Revlon, but of course you could use similar products from other brands.

too faced sweet indulgences

The Too Faced Sweet Indulgences Palette

Before we jump in, let’s gather our makeup first. We’ll need…

The eyes: step by step

hayden panettiere makeup tutorial

Step 1:
Start by applying the teal cream shadow on your lids and blending out the edges.

Step 2:
Pat the light green shimmery eyeshadow directly on top of the teal.

Step 3:
Sweep the matte brown eyeshadow into your crease and along your lower lash lines.

Step 4:
Line your upper and lower lash and water lines with your black eyeliner.

Step 5:
Pat the shimmery darker green eyeshadow on the outer third of your lids and along your upper and lower lash lines.

Step 6:
Apply the shimmery golden eyeshadow in the inner corners of your eyes, following up with mascara on your upper and lower lashes and finishing with false lashes.

The rest of the look

hayden panettiere makeup tutorial


Super easy! Just sweep the pink matte blush on your cheeks, and apply your pink lipstick.

hayden panettiere makeup tutorial

Now, grab your guitar and slip on those cowboy boots because you’re ready to hit the stage. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Nicole says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the step by step tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Chelsea says:

    Love the tutorial! Gorgeous and not too over-the-top.

  3. Lovely way to wear green! The false lashes add a nice touch to the look!
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  4. Your skin is all glowy!! So pretty!! Love the colour combo.
    I didn’t know she actually sang in this show! Might have to check it out!
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  5. HANNHUNG says:

    Really pretty! Love that you aren’t afraid of color! xo

  6. That’s a great look! Would it work on blue eyes too you think?
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  7. Marla says:

    I love that eyeshadow palette!

  8. Crystal says:

    Beautiful look-I am in love with Nashville so far. It’s just the right pace and the acting is good. I even like the music.
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  9. Oh guuurl you look GOOD!!! Like the AMAZING kind of good!

  10. Katrina says:

    Karen, I LOVE these tutorials! So helpful and super gorgeous!

  11. Kat says:

    This is an absolutely gorgeous look! I’m loving the greens. I don’t have the Too Faced palette but have been using similar colors from Urban Decay’s palette–I think it was Book of Shadows 3.

  12. alex says:

    Thank you,
    I love your tutorials – its my favourite kind of post along with “unsung heros” ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Janet says:

    Your directions are so clear and the step by step pictures are perfect!!!!! Thanks

  14. Aelyn says:

    Love this look, thanks for the tutorial! I’ve been really enjoying the show so far, too!

  15. Katherine G says:

    I love this! You make green look like an awesome and wearable color. It is interesting to see how others work with green and I love this look! It is probably something I would wear every day.

  16. virginie says:

    Love the step by step picture!!!! And beautiful make up!!! ;-))

  17. Kathleen says:

    Such a soft and beautiful look! I can’t wait to try it out.

  18. Jennifer says:

    I love the step by step tutorial for eyes! I’m so lacking in skill there but this helps so much!
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  19. Love this! You look gorgeous and glowing ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Nina says:

    Gorgeous, Karen!

  21. Freyza says:

    What nail polish are you wearing in this post? I didn’t see it mentioned on here but it looks amazing!

  22. JC says:

    What eye lashes are you wearing??? They look amazing on you, I’d like to get some too….

  23. Terb says:

    For some reason, I felt like I could only wear neutrals because of my skin color (which is nearly the same as yours). Thanks for showing me how to work other colors. I better buy some greens and blues now…

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