Celebrity Makeup Artists How-Tos for the Season's Hottest Looks
Metallic Smoky Eye
Envisioning a Debbie Harry vibe for Kate Bosworth’s Met Gala appearance, makeup artist Pati Dubroff chose to flaunt Kate’s famously two-toned eyes with bold, lustrous shadow, using a “pop of killer gold” as the main focus. “On the center and inner lid, I used Chanel Limited Edition Stylo Eyeshadow in Cool Gold ($34; chanel.com) and to add more "bling" I used Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Apparance and Vision ($36 each; chanel.com), so that the gold is the big statement,” she said. Goal achieved!
Nina Dobrev's sexy, tousled pony left her flawlessly glowing skin on full display at the Teen Choice Awards. To prep for the luminous look, makeup artist Kindra Mann started off with a weightless moisturizing cream, followed by an oil-absorbing primer to ensure a smooth makeup application. “To even out the skin and give it a glowing texture, I used Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX11 ($48; neimanmarcus.com),” she said. For even more radiance, Mann worked in some Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion ($27; sephora.com) to highlight, and finished by blending in Kevyn Aucoin Cream Blush in Tansoleil ($26; nordstrom.com).
Nail trend alert: Hailee Steinfeld’s fun, starburst mani managed to match the pattern on her dress, while also working double duty to support a good cause. Taking part in an anti-bullying campaign, Hailee chose to sport blue polish on just her pinky nails, symbolizing a “pinky swear” promise to always be kind. As for the design, celebrity manicurist Ashlie Johnson used Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Satin ($27; chanel.com) and a long striping brush to create the starbursts seen on her ring fingers. “To make the points, dip the long thin brush into the polish and make the points connect into a star shape and fill in the empty space,” she told us. Polish on a top coat to get her shiny finish.
Green Eye Shadow
Dianna Agron’s simple white Valentino dress called for some serious color in her beauty routine and makeup artist Gianpaolo Cecilato took full advantage of the opportunity. Choosing to go with a vibrant, shimmery eye, Cecilato used a teal and forest green palette (Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Laguna by Dolce and Gabbana, $42; sephora.com) to create the bright, bold look. “I applied the darker shadow up to the crease and blended it, and smudged the color along the bottom lashes from side to side,” he said. Faux voluminous lashes completed the eye-popping style.
Old Hollywood glam is never complete without a dramatic red lip, and Amanda’s Seyfried’s striking crimson pout definitely didn’t disappoint. Along with a flawless application of Cle De Peau Extra Rich Lipstick in Red Abundance ($60; nordstrom.com), the rest of Amanda’s face remained low-key, easily allowing those full, vibrant lips to make a fresh, bold statement.
Bold Metallic Eye
At the Met Gala, Diane Kruger’s take on the punk theme was impossible to ignore – a strong, smoky eye with blue accents put the finishing touches on her red carpet style. To achieve this “beautiful, yet poweful” look, makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi applied Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Blue Bay ($34; chanel.com) on the top and bottom lids and then continued using the brand’s shadow pen in Black Stream on the outer corners. To add even more shimmery shades of blue, Farolfi turned to Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Lagons ($59; chanel.com), sweeping the palette’s lightest shadow in the inner corners for extra sparkle.
While some may skip blush fearing a clown-like appearance, Rose Byrne proves that with the right shade and proper application, it can warm up your entire face in seconds. To give Rose a healthy flush, makeup artist Monika Blunder used CHANEL Powder Blush in In Love ($43; chanel.com), which worked wonders to create a soft, peachy complexion. Blunder?s tip to scoring a natural looking glow? Only apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks for a subtle pop of color.
Dramatic Cat Eye
The Hart of Dixie star is all about her signature smoky eye, so when she sported a much more dramatic take on the traditional cat eye, we knew we had to give it the attention it deserved. Starting with a typical cat eye using Skinny SmolderEYES™ Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Onyx ($19; tartecosmetics.com), makeup artist Amy Nadine added some extra drama by making it “thicker and more angular.” Once drawing a line halfway to the end of Rachel’s brow, without lifting her pencil, Nadine completed the edgy look by tracing it back to the inner corners, filling it all in to create a diamond-like shape. Black shadow and two coats of mascara were applied to the finished product.
The Scandal star isn’t afraid to make a statement, and we certainly couldn’t keep our eyes off the red hot shade that completed her look at the Teen Choice Awards. With “rock-n-roll glam” in mind, makeup artist Carola Gonzalez paired Kerry’s jeweled Stella McCartney dress with a subtle lavender eye and lush lushes, and thanks to a smooth application of Lancôme Color Design Lipcolor in Red Haute ($22; sephora.com), her bright pucker stayed the center of attention long after the red carpet was over.
While the singer’s short, edgy ‘do continues to be in the spotlight, it was her long, voluminous lashes that totally stole the show at the Teen Choice Awards. To get Miley's full, fanned out fringe, makeup artist Denika Bedrossian swiped on loads of Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara ($27; sephora.com) to the top and bottom lashes. Big, dramatic eyelashes were the end result – no falsies necessary.