Mandy Moore got graphic at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund show and dinner event in Los Angeles. Pairing electric blue flaired-to-there eyeliner with orange lips, she took a look that could have been garish and made it fresh and modern. “I love the way that she tweaked the classic black cat eye with a pop of vibrant and irreverent color, but still maintained a ladylike feel,” says makeup artist Hillary Clark. “The blue contrasts perfectly with her auburn hair, while the undertone of the blush and lips match, like a classic twin set.” Here’s how to create her picture-perfect makeup.
Step 1: Apply concealer and foundation only where needed. Your complexion should look natural and translucent—as if you’re not wearing any makeup
Step 2: Sweep a warm orange-hued blush, like YSL Crème de Blush in Bright Coral, across your cheekbones and into your hairline.
Step 3: Apply a matte nude shadow from your lash lines to brows. For pale skin, like Moore's, try Stila Eye Shadow in Chinois.
Step 4: Line your eyes on the tops and bottoms with a vibrant blue, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Deviant. Trace the inner corners and extend the outer corners with a defined dash.
Step 5: Brush on two coats of mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Try: Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara.
Step 6: Create a strong (but not overpowering) brow to balance the vibrant eyeliner. Match the roots of your hair to a brow pencil, like Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre Powder Pencil for the Brows. Apply the pencil. Then groom your brows with a clear brow gel to set the color and shape.
Step 7: Using a brush, add a tangerine hue, like Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani Sheer Lipstick in 301, to your lips. Skip liner to avoid any hard, obvious lines so that the effect is effortless.
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