OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood’s Bronzy, Smoky ACM Look

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Brown is the new black for smoky eyes. Bronze is the new highlight. And Too Faced is the new Urban Decay. According to Carrie Underwood’s make-up artist Melissa Schleicher, that brown, bronze and Too Faced combo is exactly the look they were going for at Sunday’s (April 1) Academy of Country Music Awards . Schleicher told Us Weekly she used multiple bronzers and highlighters and a smoky eye palette from Too Faced Cosmetics. “For her red carpet arrival, we wanted her to be very ’Good Girl,’ glamorous, feminine, but naturally dramatic with a bronze and brown smoky eye and a softly illuminated face,” she revealed. And since Underwood was wearing a strapless dress when she arrived at the awards, Schleicher left her hair down but gave her a little hot-roller treatment first. “For the red carpet, Carrie wore a gorgeous strapless dress, and I like to style her hair down whenever she wears strapless,” she said. To steal Underwood’s looks, ACM and otherwise, follow @makeupmelissa on Twitter.