Mandy Moore Found The Best Replacement For Your Go-To Black Eyeliner

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Mandy Moore has rocked some pretty out-there fashion and beauty looks in her time — and she's not afraid to call them out, either. She regularly posts #TBTs of some of her greatest (and most over-the-top) style and makeup moments, once sharing a bold red eyeliner look from the early aughts. Though she's never gone quite as bright with her eyes since then, the actor definitely still plays up the color on her lids time and again. Most recently, Moore reached for a cobalt blue eyeliner that's bound to make you question ever reaching for a classic black one again — it's that good.

Moore has been busy hopping from one major event to another, making two stops on May 13 to celebrate the three-season renewal of This Is Us. Prior to attending the People & Entertainment Weekly 2019 Upfronts Mon. evening, she stopped by the NBC 2019/20 Upfront presentation to pose for some adorable photos with her cast mates.

For the outing, Moore donned a multicolored checkered dress by Derek Lam, pink Christian Louboutin sandals (complete with sculptural detailing on the front), and Allison Lou earrings. Though already a standout ensemble on its own, the actor's cobalt blue eyeliner — which perfectly tied in with the azure on her frock — upped the overall punchiness in mere seconds.

Moore's graphic eye was courtesy of Matin Maulawizada, who's actually been the mastermind behind all of the actor's makeup looks this week. But the bold blue lid he created on the actor may be the easiest to replicate, because it technically only requires two products.


The first step in recreating Moore's blue eyeliner moment? Prep your eyes with a primer to ensure you don't end up with a smudged mess throughout the day. The essential prep step not only prevents creasing, but many primer formulas work to lock in color to really make it pop.

Once you've primed your lids, line the top lash line with the cobalt blue pencil. Thickness is optional — you can either go thin-to-thick for a cool cat eye or channel Moore and draw the same thickness all over. To really make Moore's eyes stand out, Maulawizada applied the same color along her waterline, too.

The best part about the actor's latest makeup look, aside from the fact that it's easy to emulate, is that it can swiftly be tailored to your personal beauty preferences. If her double-line approach is a bit outside your usual wheelhouse, simply stick to lining just the top (or the bottom).

Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best blue eye pencils on the market, all of which are sure to glide on nicely and stay put all day.

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