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Three Makeup Looks We Must Discuss: From Beginner to Advanced
We’ve all got a makeup routine that we swear by, but some days, you just want to put a little more effort in than swiping on mascara and lipstick and running for the door. Should you need some inspiration for those days, we’ve got three great looks, courtesy of three lovely stars, for you to pin. And yes, we’ve got all the exact products too. See them after the jump!
Reese Witherspoon‘s classic look at the Elle Women in Hollywood event was described by makeup artist Molly Stern as “a fresh look with a bit of seduction” — so yes, you’re going to want to take notes on this look for your next date night. Stern offers this tip for making sure your smoky eye never veers into “black eye” territory: Dot some illuminator on the inside of your lid to keep eyes open and shining.
Reese’s glowing bronze shadow is courtesy of Lancôme‘s Color Design Sensation Effects shadow in “Fashion Label,” and Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 palette in “Bronze Amour,” plus the line’s Artliner 24H in “chrome” and coats of L’Extrême mascara. Soft blush and a pale pink pout courtesy of Hourglass Femme “Nude” lip stylo and Lancôme Rouge In Love in “Jolie Matins.”
Also at the Women in Hollywood event, Ashley Madekwe kicked the difficulty level up a notch with a glossy red pout to pop against her black-and-white dress. Her makeup artist used three under-$10 L’Oréal products to achieve the polished look.
Want to try it at home? Achieve her bold cat eye with the line’s Paris Blackbuster Infallible eyeliner (the chubby marker-like shape makes it pretty easy to get the tricky liner look), then add coat of Voluminous Million Lashes mascara. Her red lip is achieved with Infallible Le Rouge in “Refined Ruby.”
Finally, if you’ve been on the fence about trying frosty white liner, let Emma Roberts (and her Neutrogena makeup artist Amy Oresman) show you the way. “We decided to make Emma’s eyes the focal point of her look with a mod sixties feel,” Oresman said, which meant highlighting her lids with Neutrogena Crease Proof eyeshadow in “Forever Platinum” and topping them with Too Faced Glitter Glaze eyeshadow topcoat in “Silver Spark.” Three coats of Neutrogena Healthy Volume mascara in “Carbon Black” (Oresman recommends curling lashes after the third coat) made eyes pop more.
“On her lips we wanted a matte nude with more brown then pink,” Oresman shares. “I love Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in ‘Warm Caramel.’ I blotted the shine from the lip and use the extra as a soft cream color on Emma’s cheeks.” (Hey, one of our editors loves that trick too!)
Which of these looks are you most likely to try? Or will you give all three a go this weekend?