Ashley Benson Does the Faux Side Shave Right

This isn't an easy beauty look to pull off.
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This isn't an easy beauty look to pull off.
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

If you're a frequent reader of my Fashionista posts or follow me on Twitter, you probably are well aware that Ashley Benson (of "Pretty Little Liars" and "Spring Breakers" fame) is my current beauty icon. I have tried — with little success — for months to achieve her signature smoky eye, since I don't think there's a young actress in Hollywood whose eyeliner game even comes close to hers. Plus, her eyebrows are perfectly shaped, her skin always looks dewy and she looks equally beautiful as a blonde and a brunette. Ah, to be so #blessed in the beauty department.

Over the weekend in Las Vegas, Benson proved once again that she is quite the chameleon when it comes to her looks when she experimented with a faux side shave. Now, we've seen this look go terribly wrong (sorry, Kendall Jenner), but when executed with finesse — like, for example, at the Rodarte spring 2013 show or on Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller at the punk-themed Met Gala — it can be enviably cool. Such is the case with Benson, who faked shorn hair with tiny side braids and swooped her short hair over to the opposite side. I'm not sure I will ever be able to emulate this style, but mark my words: I will not give up my quest to perfect that flawless eyeliner.