When I was in the American Girl store the other day with my daughter, they were playing “Felicity: An American Girl Adventure,” which starred a then-13-year-old Shailene Woodley.
I had never heard of Shailene before “The Descendants,” but the now 20-year-old is just as fresh faced today as she was back in the day. She hit many red carpets this award season, but never looked too made-up or overdone.
The same was true of the Oscars. “She looked exquisite yet still young, fresh and fashionable,” says her makeup artist Stephen Sollitto. “Her look is about luminous skin, defined eyes and a sophisticated palette of coppers and bronzes.”
Here is how you can achieve Shailene’s polished look:
Stephen began by prepping Shailene’s skin with Hourglass’s best-selling Veil Mineral Primer to create a smooth canvas for makeup and ensure a flawless finish with real longevity. He followed with Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Shell, which imbues skin with luminosity, and Hidden Corrective Concealer in Fair, an undetectable cover-up.
To add warmth, he contoured Shailene’s cheekbones with Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer, a silky powder that withstands high humidity, sweeping the product to her temples, hairline, nose and chin. He then applied a dusty rose blush and finished with the highlighter from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light for a gorgeous glow.
Stephen lined her eyes with Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Cognac, a rich brown shade. Before adding eye shadow, Stephen applied Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara to gauge the darkness of her eyes. He also swept Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer at the roots of the lashes for drama, thickness and inky black sheen. Stephen then covered the entire lid of the eye with the cream shimmer shade of Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Suede to reflect light. Last, he applied the copper shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy for a dose of dramatic color.
Stephen lined the lips with Hourglass Trace Lip Liner in Bare, and followed with Hourglass Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss in Eden for a peachy beige sheen.
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-- Ryan Patterson