“Modern Family” star Julie Bowen got a head start on the perfect makeup look for the holidays.
Her gorgeous look at the AMAs was created by makeup artist Heather Currie for NYX Cosmetics and featured a 60s inspired cat eye and nude lip. Ready to give it a try for your holiday bash? Go for it with these step-by-step tips.
Creating a natural base, Heather prepped Julie’s skin with NYX Cosmetics’ HD Studio Photogenic Primer and a light sweep of the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation in Soft Beige. She then set the liquid foundation using the new NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation in Medium Beige - the perfect product to keep Julie shine-free on the red carpet. Heather then coated the foundation with NYX HD Studio Photogenic Grinding Powder in Nude. On the apples of her cheeks, she used the mauve blush from the new NYX Butt Naked Eyes Palette, to complement the gold tones in Julie’s dress. Next, Heather contoured and highlighted with the bronzer and shimmery illuminators from the palette.
Heather used the new NYX Collection Noir Glossy Black Liner to create Julie’s 60s cat eye. She smudged the liner and mixed it with the dark, shimmery gray eye shadow from the NYX Butt Naked Eyes Palette between Julie’s top lashes. Next, to create color contrast, she used the shimmery taupe eye shadow from the palette across the lids, and the pale pink shimmery eye shadow from the palette between Julie’s brows and lids to enhance her brow bone. Heather used the NYX Eyebrow Marker in Medium to shade in the brows. She finished the dramatic eye look with several coats of NYX Doll Eye Mascara in Long Lash.
Heather downplayed Julie’s lip color to maintain the focus on her dramatic eyes using the new, nude-tinted NYX Color Lip Balm in Spasibo. She then added shine and volume with the NYX Pump It Up Lip Plumper in Kim – the perfect product to achieve Julie’s feminine pout!