Madonna's Makeup Artist's Secret Weapon: Diamond Dust

07/28/2009 at 06:00 AM ET

Courtesy Shu Uemura

In the ’80s she had a hit singing “Material Girl,” and now the singer’s making good on the nickname with a beauty routine that takes luxe to fierce new levels. For her Sticky & Sweet 2009 tour, Madonna‘s long-time makeup artist, Shu Uemura Artistic Director Gina Brooke, is giving Madonna a true high-wattage sparkle by dusting her eyelids with a mixture of white shadow and flawless, crushed rose-cut diamonds — and accenting the look with another two carats of small diamond pieces affixed to her brow bones, all inspired by the singer’s hit “Ray of Light.” And while diamond dust might seem over-the-top — even for Madonna — the effect is worth it, explains Gina. “The resulting brightness and glow from Madonna’s eyes captivate the audience and reinforces the fact that there are always new possibilities with makeup — and no rules,” she says. Even if you don’t have a few spare carats of diamonds lying around, you can still recreate Madonna’s tour look using slightly less precious commodities, Gina says. Using Kolinsky brush in #15, apply Pressed Eye Shadow ME White 906, blending softly from lash line to brow bone. Using a liner brush, apply Painting Liner in M Black from corner to corner of lash line, sweeping up at the edge. Next, apply a thick false lashes, like Farfallina Lash. Balance the look with a neutral lip using Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in 945 Beige.

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LBW on

Faith Hill said that getting ready for a concert requires putting on the mojo. I think her makeup rocks. I have heard that she has false eye lashes lined with diamonds. I like it.

Elda on

i’m very lucky to have beautiful skin but hey, Madonna really looks good here. i wonder if the products are pricy?? bet they are.

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Sam on

If she has the money and wants to do it, good for her, but, doesn’t diamond dust as eye shadow sound a bit ridiculous?

lisa on

It’s not make-up, it’s plastic surgery that has her face looking so young!

Oxylean on

I am sorry,,,,,but Madonna looks OLD for quite some time. Even with diamonds and gold brushed all over her body she still looks like a sun- dried tomato. So her make up artist has to come with somthing new.

make-up artist on

she still looks so hot!

fashionista on

yes, makeup and plastic surgey!

anna on

i wont for a second doubt the talent and off course her beautiful sincere personality…Ill certainly give the original a listen, just bought the remix of itunes.

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