Glam Slam: Makeup Mondays With Gwyneth, SJP & Blake!

Most of the punk themed couture at last week’s Met Ball was red carpet perfection… Not real world realistic; but the makeup? THAT is doable!

Here, the beauty breakdowns for three of the night’s most stylish stunners:

BLAKE LIVELY

WHO:

Elaine Offers for Nars Cosmetics

BEAUTY INSPIRATION:

“It starts with Blake’s signature approach: luminous beautiful skin,” said Elaine about the look she created for Blake. “We created a serious eye shape as a nod to the punk theme by building on a smoky eye and winging it outward. With the diaphanous layers of her skirt and a light lip, it comes together as being both glamorous and edgy.”

HOW TO:

Complexion:

  • Apply NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream for maximum hydration and radiance
  • For sheer and buildable coverage, apply NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (NEW for
  • Fall 2013; for now try NARS Sheer Glow Foundation) to the center of face and blend outward
  • Using a large fluffy brush, set the complexion with a dusting of NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
  • Apply NARS Casino Bronzing Powder, brushed onto the forehead and cheeks to contour and give warmth to the face
  • Layer NARS Desire Blush followed by NARS Orgasm Blush onto the apples of the cheeks

Eyes:

  • Apply NARS Mesopotamia Eye Paint (NEW for fall 2013; for now try NARS Bali Single Eyeshadow) onto the eyelid for a shape
  • Apply NARS Ubangi Eye Paint (NEW for fall 2013; for now try NARS Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil) into the lash line for definition, stroking the line out past the corner of the eye
  • Follow with NARS Black Valley Eye Paint (NEW for fall 2013; for now try NARS Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner), applied into the roots of lashes, also stroking the line outward towards the corner
  • On the top and bottom lashes, apply NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara with a focus on the upper lashes.

Lips:

  • Apply NARS Floralies Satin Lip Pencil to give lips extra pigment and on top, apply NARS Striptease Lip Gloss

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

WHO:

Leslie Lopez for Nars Cosmetics

BEAUTY INSPIRATION:

“I had to make the punk look glamorous,” said Leslie. To create strong eyes, we used a plum pencil that is both intense but beautiful. No matter what the theme, I always want Sarah Jessica to look beautiful.”

HOW TO:

Complexion:

  • Using fingers, apply NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (NEW for Fall 2013; for now try NARS Sheer Glow Foundation) to the center of the face, moving outward
  • Choose two shades darker than natural skin tone
  • Apply pigment to the hollows of cheekbones to sculpt and contour skin, adding a small amount to the hairline for dimension

Eyes:

  • Apply NARS Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil directly to the eye; dabbing and blending with the tip of fingers
  • Using a brush with nylon bristles, apply extra pigment to the crease and blend outward to create depth
  • For definition, line the lash line and waterline
  • Follow with several coats of black Mascara

Lips:

  • Apply NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to the lips, beginning in the center of lips and applying and blending outward

GWYNETH PALTROW

WHO:

Emma Lovell for Laura Mercier

BEAUTY INSPIRATION:

Lovell drew inspiration for the look from another glamorous Hollywood legend – Grace Kelly, stating that Paltrow “is the modern day version of the Hollywood actress.”

HOW TO:

Complexion:

  • Lovell prepped Paltrow’s skin using RéVive Intensité Crème Lustre ($385) “to make her skin glow from within”
  • She then applied a crème blush to keep the skin luminous, and accentuated Paltrow’s cheekbones by applying bronzer with an angled brush

Eyes:

  • Lovell put emphasis on the eyes, with a “strong feline eyeliner” and exaggerated lashes
  • Lovell mixed Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Topaz ($23) with a brown shadow to create Paltrow’s stunning eyes
  • She blended the colours from the crease, increasing the intensity of the colour as she approached the lash line
  • Lovell used Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Black Extreme ($20) to elongate Paltrow’s eyes into a feline shape by applying the product to the inner corners of the eyes and sweeping outward
  • Next, she applied Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick Eye Colour in Cocoa ($24) to the top lash line, and then blended underneath the bottom lashes
  • Lastly, she curled the lashes and coated them with Max Factor False Lash Effect, with a focus on the outer lashes to help promote the feline eye look

Lips:

  • Lovell created a “girly” lip by applying Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Girly ($26) to the center of the star’s lips and blending outward

-- Ryan Patterson

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