On our November cover, Taylor Swift sports her trademark red lip (painted with Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Color in Pirate, $34; chanel.com), but it was the rock and roll-inspired smoky eye that she wore in our inside story that got the singer really excited. “It looks so cool!” she told makeup artist Mariel Barrera, who layered a gunmetal powder eyeshadow (Chanel Ombre Essentielle eyeshadow in Black Star, $29; chanel.com) over a shimmery black gel version (Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadow in Mirifique, $36; chanel.com) to create the inky shade. “She has a beautiful feline quality to her eyes,” said Barrera, who also emphasized their shape with a light countering blush, starting from the outer corners of her eyes and working toward her hairline. During the glam session, the two had a “fun girl chat” about Swift’s beach-side house in Watch Hill, R.I., among other things. “Taylor was real interested in everyone on set and she asked a lot of interesting questions. She is fun, kindhearted—and extremely gorgeous!”

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–Jennifer Ferrise