Gwyneth’s risque side-revealing dress got most of the attention from last week’s Iron Man 3 premiere, but her gorgeous makeup was what won me over. The look was fresh and clean, yet totally red-carpet worthy. Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin painted this pretty look — here are her steps for how to get the look yourself.
Step 1- Moisturize in Layers: Prep your skin with a moisturizing serum, (Levin used Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum, $98). Then, to brighten and tighten your eye area, apply collagen pads like Angels Make Up Collagen Pads, $20, under your eyes. Finally, grab a sponge and apply a primer, like Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation Primer, $28 to your face and neck.
Step 2- Add Foundation: With a foundation brush, dab a small amount of foundation, like Chanel Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $55, all over your face, including your neck.
Step 3- Go Über-Natural with Blush: On the cheeks, Levin kept it natural and you should too. Apply a bronz-y/nude-shade of cream blush, (she used Joe Blasco Blush Cream in Natural Blush, $26), and then dust your face with a bronzing powder like Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Desert Corail, $50.
Step 4 – Wear Green-Grey Eye Shadow: Line your eyes with a dark green-grey shadow, then blend upward to the brow bone using a lighter lime-y green and end with a shimmery pink shade under the brow bone as a highlight. Levin used Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Lilium, $59. Next, grab a jumbo creamy black eye pencil, like NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean, $4, lining your upper lash line and smudging it with a q-tip for an intense smoky effect.
Step 5- Use Lots of Mascara: Prime your lashes (Levin used Chanel Nourishing Mascara Base, $30), and then apply three — yes, three — layers of thickening, lengthening, and curling combination mascara in black, like Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir, $30, on the upper lashes. Then paint one layer on your lower lashes.
Step 6- Fill In Your Brows: Pencil in your brows to give them definition. Levin used Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil, $12.
Step 7- Gloss it Up: Use a light sparkling rose shade shade, like Chanel Glossimer in Rose Savage, $30.
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