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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.