Celebrity Makeup Looks
Celebrity Makeup Looks
THE LOOK Layered eyes and bubblegum lips
MAKEUP ARTIST Mylah Morales
HOW-TO For the eyes, Morales prepped them with a primer and lined them with brown sormeh (Indian kajal powder), which Morales says is long lasting. Then she applied a shimmery taupe shadow to the lid and a shimmery brown in the crease. She rimmed eyes with black sormeh, which she says is the darkest black liner she's ever found, and finished the eyes with black mascara. On the lips, Morales dabbed on a pinkish-purple lipstain.
INSIDER TRICK "Once I'm done, I spray Claudelie beauty elixer to set the look for all-day wear," says Morales.
THE LOOK Bright and glowing
MAKEUP ARTIST Amy Tagliamonti
HOW-TO Gossip Girl makeup artist Tagliamonti started with foundation, concealer and loose powder for a clean canvas to apply the color. She used bronzer on the "high points" (meaning forehead, nose, chin and cheeks-any upraised areas on the face). She applied peach blush on the entire cheek area. She applied nude shadow to the lids, "Holding a makeup sponge under her eyes to block and catchy any shadow that may fall on her face. Then she lined the eyes with electric blue and gold liners, curls the lashes, adds mascara, "and with a slanted brush, I go back in and paint mascara at the the based of the lash line to fill where the mascara wand can't and to create more volume." She finished with a natural lip liner and gloss.
INSIDER TRICK To get these lashes full and clump-free, Tagliamonti says, "Before the mascara dries I take a metal mascara comb with tight teeth and comb through her lashes so mascara is even and not clumpy."
THE LOOK Simple and elegant
MAKEUP ARTIST Angela Levin
HOW-TO To work with Aniston's ponytail and black suit, Levin wanted "simple elegance" with the makeup. She started with the eyes (except mascara) by covering the lid with beige shadow, adding bronze shadow to the outside of the lid and lining the upper lashline with brown liner. After eyes, she moves to cheeks (a bright pink shade of lipstick applied lightly), then concealer and lips (pretty pink lipstick). "After it's all done, I do mascara," says Levin.
INSIDER TRICK "After Jennifer's dressed, I apply finishing touches like more lips if needed or cheeks. Once the look is completed it's easy to see if any areas of the face need adjusting," says Levin.
THE LOOK Fresh neutrals
MAKEUP ARTIST Jillian Dempsey
HOW-TO Dempsey started with a light layer of foundation and concealer and then used a dusty pink powder blush on the cheeks. She moved to the eyes next, lining them lightly with black liquid liner and applying a golden apricot shadow to the lid. She used a little iridescent golden shadow to highlight the brow bone and inner corners and a golden brown to add definition to the crease. She then lined the eyes with a dark brown kohl liner and applied black volumizing mascara to the lashes. Dempsey finished the look with a nude-coral lipstick.
INSIDER TRICK When applying mascara, Dempsey says, "I kind of jiggle the wand at the base of the lash and then stroke it out to the end so the thickest amount of formula stays at the base."
THE LOOK Effortless makeup
MAKEUP ARTIST Brigitte Reiss-Andersen
HOW-TO After applying concealer to the eye area and a light layer of foundation, Reiss-Andersen rubbed rosy cream blush into the apples of the cheeks. She lined the top rim and inside lower rim with a bronze eye pencil and topped that with brown eye shadow on the upper lash line. She then swept beige-rose shadow from the crease up to the brow and "blended that so the colors become seamless," she says. She finished the look with black mascara and bluish-red lip glaze applied with a lip brush.
INSIDER TRICK "I apply concealer with a small slanted brush on the inside and outside corners of the eyes to brighten them up and camouflage any darkness," says Reiss-Andersen.
- THE LOOK Voluminous Shag
- HOW-TO Hudson's stylist, L.A.-based Lawrence Davis, began by applying a volumizing spray all-over strands before completely blowing them dry. Next, he divided hair into two-inch sections and misted each with a heat styling protective spray. "It coats cuticles and helps maintain shine," he says. Using a one-and-a-half inch curling iron, Davis randomly clamped sections to create a slight bend. "Pull strands from the front and flip them outwards with the iron for a more individual, piece-y look."
- INSIDER TRICK "Make your fingers the main styling tool," Davis says. "They can manipulate hair more easily than a brush."
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THE LOOK Fresh and clean
MAKEUP ARTIST Monika Blunder
HOW-TO For the clean face, Blunder sprayed on Dior Airflash foundation and blended it in. To keep the look fresh, she skipped shadow on the eyes and used a little black liner on the upper lash line, extending the line a little out and upwards. She finished the eyes with four coats of mascara and a few individual lashes on the outer ends. Blunder brushed on bronzer and added pink blush to cheeks for a natural flush. Finally she dabbed on rose lipstick.
INSIDER TRICK "By dabbing on the lip color with my ring finger, I pushed the product onto her lips," says Blunder. "It looks more like a stain than a lipstick."
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THE LOOK Accentuated doe eyes
MAKEUP ARTIST Rea Ann Silva
HOW-TO Silva started with concealer under the eye, in the corners of the nose and the crease above the ball of the chin and followed that with foundation and setting that all with translucent powder. She added highlighter under the cheekbones and the inner corners of the eyes and topped it with silver dust up the center of the nose and on the high outer edges of the cheekbones. On the eyes, she used a golden brown shadow from crease to lashline and gray on the outer edge of the eye and under the eye from the center out to the corner. She used a frosty white shadow on the inner corner of the eye and a little on top of her lashline. She finished the eyes with black liner, brow powder and black mascara. Lips were neutral with a flesh-color liner and pale peach gloss.
INSIDER TRICK "The key to achieving a natural-looking look, no matter how much makeup you have on, is blending it really well," says Silva, who uses a pink Beauty Blender sponge.
THE LOOK Peachy cheeks and lips
MAKEUP ARTIST Nick Barose
HOW-TO For this look, Barose used mineral foundation followed by peach powder blush on the cheeks. He lined the inner rims of the upper and lower lash lines with a creamy black pencil and coated top and bottom lashes with black mascara. Using a lip brush, he applied sparkling peach gloss on lips.
INSIDER TRICK "To get her skin looking naturally bare yet polished enough for the red carpet, I skipped liquid foundation entirely and buffed on Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish mineral powder foundation using a medium size powder brush," says Barose.
THE LOOK Silver eyes
MAKEUP ARTIST Lorrie Turk
HOW-TO Turk sparsely applied an illuminating foundation to Taylor's skin, blending it in with a Beauty Blender sponge and then used conealer to illuminate the under-eye area. On the eyes, Turk applied pale gray on the entire eye area, dark gray shadow from the outer corner into the crease, and frosty white to the inner corner of the eye "to add light and make the eye really sparkle," says Turk. She then used a flat liner brush to line the upper lash line, pushing the product into the lashes and applied several coats of black mascara to both the top and bottom lashes. Cheeks were layered with pink cream blush and petunia-pink powder blush. Lips were lush with a chubby pink-mauve pencil and cotton candy gloss.
INSIDER TRICK Turk started by putting primer on the face and eyelids-this step ensures better staying-power for the makeup.
THE LOOK Bronze eyes
MAKEUP ARTIST Fulvia Farolfi
HOW-TO Farolfi sparingly used foundation, concealer and powder on Bullock's near-flawless skin. For the eyes, she used a neutral shade higher on the lid and intensified the eyes with bronze shadow heavily applied closer to the lashes. Farolfi used a subtle pink gloss on the lips and pink cream blush on the apples of the cheek, blended well up the cheekbone.
INSIDER TRICK If you have yellow undertones, stick to the pink and mauve tones used on Bullock and skip anything orange-toned.
THE LOOK Bright eyes and bold lips
MAKEUP ARTIST Linda Hay
HOW-TO Hay started by evening America's complexion with concealer where necessary and followed that with a light dusting of translucent powder. She applied peach blush into the apple of the cheek and then moved to the eyes. Using a large flat eye brush, Hay swept shimmering white shadow across the entire lid, up and into the brow. With a smaller, pointed eye brush, she lined silver shadow along the bottom lash line, the inner corner and the lower inside rim. She finished with three coats of black mascara on the top and bottom lashes and deep red lipstick.
INSIDER TRICK When wearing a bold lip like America's, try peach blush, which works better than a sharp pink, which can make the whole look too clown-like.
THE LOOK Heavily-lined eyes
MAKEUP ARTIST Carol Shaw
HOW-TO Shaw says to start with the eyes: "Using a fluffy eye shadow brush, blend forest green shadow on the eyelid and smudge black eye shadow on the top and bottom lash lines." Then apply black mascara, nude lip liner and pink gloss.
INSIDER TRICK "I do the eyes first, then foundation, cover-up and powder," says Shaw. "This saves time by not having to lean under the eyes multipe times and reapply makeup. Then I do cheeks, brows and lips last."
THE LOOK Violet eyes and rosy cheeks
MAKEUP ARTIST Matin
HOW-TO Matin used primer, concealer and foundation applied with a brush to create a clean canvas on Adams's skin. He followed with black liner around the eye, smudging it with the sponge at the end of the pencil and then brush on violet shadow. Pink tones went on the apples of the cheeks and the lips and Matin finished with black volumizing mascara.
INSIDER TRICK Matin dabbed the blush on with his finger, which brings a little natural flush to the cheeks while making it look more natural.
THE LOOK Soft smoky eye and sculpted cheeks
MAKEUP ARTIST Valente Frazier
HOW-TO Frazier says to start by applying tinted moisturizer to the center of the face with his fingers or a synthetic foundation brush, focusing on the under-eye area, cheeks, forehead, chin and around the mouth. "Blend it outward to the perimeter of the face," he says. Then brush mineral powder on the entire face and follow that with peach blush on the apples of the cheeks and bronzer below the cheek bones. For the eyes, apply matte black eye shadow in a light smoky circle around the eye. "Follow that with black or navy liner in the rim of the eye to create depth. Curl lashes and coat them with two layers of black mascara and set brows with clear brow gel." Frazier suggests a simple sheer pink gloss on the lips.
INSIDER TRICK To contour the cheeks, "Suck in the cheeks to find the hollow area-that's the area where you place the bronzer," says Frazier. "Then use a light gold or silver shimmer and apply it to the upper portion of the cheeks with a medium fluffy powder brush."
MAKEUP ARTIST Jake Bailey
HOW-TO After applying foundation, Bailey layered shadows onto the eye: plum all over the lid, brown in the crease and gold on the inner corner and on top of the lid. He lined the lower-lash line with a metallic bronze pencil and coated lashes with black mascara. He brushed shimmery pink blush onto the apples in a circular motion and added some contouring powder into the hollow of the cheek. He lined lips with a bubble-gum liner, filling in the lips entirely, and topped it with a matching lipstick.
INSIDER TRICK "When I apply powder blush, I make sure the area I'm applying it to is well powdered so that the blush will blend smoothly," says Bailey.