If you have yet to dive into reading How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood (which you should honestly do ASAP), you may not realize that she spent literally every single *second* of her life being fabulous. Which, of course, means she became an expert at getting dolled up.
We were reminded of as much when makeup-artist-to-the-Kim-Kardashian-era-stars Mario Dedivanovic took to Instagram recently to post one very #TBT-worthy video of Taylor applying her eye makeup in savage fashion.
“She did that eye in seconds with that tiny brush,” wrote Dedivanovic. “Shadow, crease, and liner. Boom.”
And fun fact about Taylor’s signature blue smoky eye: According to legendary makeup artist, chemist, and Gállány beauty founder Ida Gàl-Csiszar, Taylor was obsessed with making her eye balls look extra white (the sleeper hit of makeup tricks), and smudged on a deep indigo shadow to do so. “Blue is on the opposite side of the color wheel and balances a red eye,” explains Gàl-Csiszar.
Watch it here: