Come Hither Eyes: Ellen Pompeo
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Come Hither Eyes: Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo may play an overworked doctor-in-training on the hit show Grey's Anatomy, but her alluring eyes never give away her character's lack of beauty sleep. Here's how to get her look.

Paging Ellen Pompeo

As Dr. Meredith Grey, Ellen Pompeo does a masterful job of portraying the aura of a pressured MD, yet she still manages to captivate the viewers with her serene beauty. And when Pompeo is out on the town, her mesmerizing eyes make her a natural star. Not surprising, since the 36-year-old Massachusetts native has appeared in numerous movies, including Moonlight Mile and Catch Me if You Can, which of course have helped make hers a household name. Here's how she uses minimal eye makeup to look positively terrific.

Get Her Look in 4 Simple Steps

Step 1: Dot brown eyeliner (try Wet 'n' Wild Brow/Eyeliner Pencil in Dark Brown, 99 cents) along the upper lash line, getting as close to the root of your lashes as possible. Blend with a cotton swab.

Step 2: With your finger, press a creamy eye shadow in a flesh-toned shade over your entire eyelid and up to the crease (try Jouer Crème Eyeshadow, $20).

Step 3: Add a coat of lengthening mascara (try Mary Kay MK Signature Ultimate Mascara, $15 in Black/Brown) to separate your lashes and set off your liner and shadow.

Step 4: Use a clear brow gel (try Maybelline New York Great Lash Clear Mascara, $6.15) to shape and tame your brows for a final touch of eye wow!

Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal magazine, February 2006.

Photo courtesy of Miranda Shen/Globe Photos Inc.