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Jennifer Velez
Jan 26, 2015 @ 9:47 am

Even in the midst of winter’s wrath, Claire Danes was positively glowing on the SAG Awards red carpet. After settling on a strong makeup routine, consisting of lush lashes and graphic liner, makeup artist Matin Maulawizada focused on the Homeland star’s best accessory of all: smooth, creamy skin. Dying to know her secret? Here, Maulawizada tells us how to instantly revive a dull complexion.

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For starters, never underestimate the power of La Mer. First, Maulawizada dabbed on the brand’s latest innovator, the Illuminating Eye Gel ($145; nordstrom.com), which immediately freshened up the eye area and also primed the lids for eye shadow.

Next up? “I put the Intensive Revitalizing Mask ($160; nordstrom.com) all over her face, neck and shoulders to get rid of jet lag and the cold rough winter she was in, while she was getting her hair and nails done,” he says. To combat dry lips, he applied a thick layer of La Mer's lip balm ($55; nordstrom.com), ensuring her pout would stay soft and hydrated for the big night ahead. Finally, the pro added a bit of Crème de la Mer Moisturizer ($160; nordstrom.com) to further soothe her skin prior to makeup.

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