May 10, 2016 Looks

How to Wear Red Lipstick & Bold Brows Like Karlie Kloss

While most everyone tuned in to the Met Gala last week to catch a glimpse of who wore what, we set our sights on the awe-inspiring makeup artistry — because, well, makeup. And while numerous looks took our breath away, there was one in particular that left us speechless: supermodel Karlie Kloss and her classic red lip, not to mention those brows! Our questions immediately began to roll in: Who did her makeup? How could we get the same look? So we went digging for answers and got the scoop just for you … 

Makeup Artist: Sir John, L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist

His Inspiration: “Karlie’s dress was the ultimate influence tonight. She wore a very cool design by Brandon Maxwell, so we wanted to keep the look fresh and hip. We went for contrasting textures with her skin and lips and also opted for a very dramatic lash.”

Skin Prep

Step 1. To start, Sir John prepped Karlie’s skin with Youth Code Skin Illuminator All-in-1 Moisturizer SPF 20 to help moisturize and build the ultimate glowing effect.


Brows & Eyes 

Step 2. Next, he worked on Karlie’s brows, first penciling in with Brow Stylist Definer, then brushing the brows high with the spoolie end. He then finished with a spritz of Elnett Satin Hairspray to lock Karlie’s brows in place.

Step 3. For the eyes, Sir John used a taupe, matte shadow from Colour Riche La Palette Nude, on the top lid to sculpt the eye. He then lined the upper lash line with Infallible Black Velvet Liner. The lower lash line was left clean with no liner or shadow.

Step 4. For lashes, Sir John first placed multiple individual lashes on the outer corners of Karlie’s eyes. He then took Voluminous Superstar Red Carpet Mascara and applied two coats.  


Face & Lips

Step 5. Next, he used Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation all over Karlie’s face, starting the contrasting textures.

Step 6. To begin to build the glowy finish, he applied True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Golden with a fluffy brush. He placed the product under Karlie’s cheekbones, on her temples, under her neck and on her collarbone.

Step 7. Sir John then set the liquid bronzer with the latest from L'Oréal Paris – Glam Bronze Bronzer Powder (limited edition; launching mid-May).

Step 8. True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice was then applied along the top of Karlie’s cheekbones, in addition to her tear ducts to help brighten the eyes without the use of concealer.

Step 9. For Karlie’s lips, Sir John used Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Rouge Envy. First he applied two coats, and then he tapped a little translucent powder on top before finishing with one final coat.   

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