Elle Fanning is a Brunette Now (What Do You Think?) - Beautyeditor
She debuted a chocolatey hue and a long, blunt bob at the premiere of 'The Boxtrolls'.
Elle Fanning, The Boxtrolls premiere, 2014

Just when we were all going gaga over Elle Fanning's long, silky, blonde hair... she changed things up this week with a brand new colour and a shorter chop!

The 16-year-old actress stepped out at the premiere of 'The Boxtrolls' with a rich brunette hue and a centre-parted blunt cut that hovers just below the collarbones. Whoa... MAJOR beauty transformation.

And looking at the outfit above, I would never in a million years guess that she's only 16. She went from blonde ingénue princess to looking minimum 10 years older, and like she works at a bank or a library, or something. What is up with those '90s-looking pants?! Bo-ring.

Things get better close-up, without the distraction of that terribly serious outfit:

Elle Fanning, The Boxtrolls premiere, 2014

I love the cut, and what can I say? The colour does work on her. It matches her eyebrows perfectly and makes her skin look totally flawless and porcelain. 

I still miss this, though:

Elle Fanning, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet, 2014

Right? Not too many people can pull off being über-blonde and look so ethereal and classy, not trashy. But Elle was one of them. 

I do get that she probably wanted to change things up to avoid being typecast for future roles, and that's fine. Just wish she stayed in the blonde family—a strawberry blonde would've been nice, I think.

Here's her makeup close-up:

Elle Fanning, The Boxtrolls premiere, 2014

It's all flushed cheeks, glossy lips, full brows and mascara—except there's a skinny swipe of blue along the upper lash lines. Love it! You could use something like Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Cobalt or Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in 18 Diamond Blue to get a similar look; they will not budge.

I will say one thing... whenever you darken your hair, it always makes your eyes pop like crazy. And that's definitely the case for Elle:

Elle Fanning, The Boxtrolls premiere, 2014

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What do you think of Elle's new hair colour? Do you like her haircut? What about her makeup?