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Marianne Mychaskiw
Sep 29, 2014 @ 11:02 am

Naomi Watts had a lot to celebrate last night—not only did the New York Film Festival premiere of When We Were Young take place at Lincoln Center, but the actress also celebrated her 46th birthday! Of course, the star commemorated the occasion by donning a gorgeous Valentino number, and her makeup artist Pati Dubroff complemented the elegant dress with nude, glowing makeup. "The vibe of her dress was boho chic, so I kept her makeup super-soft," she tells InStyle exclusively. "It was all about dewy skin, a softly-structured matte eye, a jolt of antique gold liner, well-defined brows, and a soft lip."

Dubroff began by prepping the star's skin, sweeping on a layer of Burt's Bees Brightening Refining Tonic ($12; burtsbees.com), then followed by mixing foundation with Burt's Bees Brightening Even Skin Tone Moisturizing Cream ($20; burtsbees.com) to create a sheer finish. Moving on to the eyes, Dubroff used Dior's Eye Primer ($28; dior.com) all over the lids, and sculpted the star's crease using the matte caramel hue from the Pati Dubroff Perfect Palette ($42; beauty.com). "We kept Naomi's brows well-defined to balance out the soft caramel tones on her face," she says. After working the matte ivory hue from the same palette over the primer, she then used Anastasia's Metallic Luster Liner in Liquid Gold ($18; anastasia.net), taking the color from Watts' inner corners to the center of the eye.

A sweep of black mascara topped off the eye, and Dubroff defined the star's cheekbones using the Make Up for Ever Sculpting Kit ($48; sephora.com). "Last but not least, I finished off the entire look by layering two lipsticks," says Dubroff, who used a layer of Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands ($9; burtsbees.com) as a hydrating base with a hint of color. She then swept the Armani Lip Maestro in #202 on top ($33; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com). "I pressed that into her lips, then used the Burt's Bees Lip Crayon again on top for a final touch of sheen," she adds.

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