Turns out Elizabeth Taylor was the original beauty vlogger.

When most of us picture old Hollywood glamour, we picture Elizabeth Taylor.

And with good reason: the actress oozed mystery, beauty, and talent with every violet-eyed glance. This old video of the actress putting on eye makeup doesn’t take away any of the illusion: it seems like Taylor was as effortless as she looked.

Kardashian makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic posted a clip from the video above on Instagram.

“She did that eye in seconds with that tiny brush,” he writes. “Shadow, crease, and liner. Boom????.”

The full clip is mesmerising.

Watching this woman, the embodiment of glamour, apply her own makeup feels strange. Especially since it looks like she’s doing it with one of those little brushes that come with any old drugstore eyeshadow set.


Taylor starts by applying a dark, smoky eyeshadow along the crease of her right eye (her left eye is already done), which she then blends with a pale blue eyeshadow.

Next, she sweeps that same shadow along her lower lash line, pulling the line out and up to create a drama-heavy cat eye.

Elizabeth Taylor applying eyeliner. Image via YouTube.

She looks like that and can do her own perfect cat eye?! It's seems kind of unfair.

She finishes by putting on a pair of amber-tinted sunglasses. Taylor is perfection, being perfect.

Beauty vloggers take note: this is how you do it.

You can watch the full video, here. 

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