“I love how Cameron Diaz pulls off the understated, chic look," says celebrity makeup artist Maureen Shields. "It perfectly suits her California surfer-girl persona.” We couldn’t agree more. With her clean, fresh makeup and casual hair at the TAG Heuer Night Under the Stars event, the blonde beauty proves again that you don’t need to get fussy to look perfect on the red carpet. Here’s how to get her effortless West Coast glow for yourself.
Step 1: Erase any dark circles or discoloration under your eyes with a concealer or primer that has a pinkish undertone to correct the darkness and brighten the area. Try:Giorgio Armani Master Corrector in Pink.
Step 2: Use a brush and short, buffing strokes to apply a satin-finish foundation and blend away any imperfections on your face. Try:Maybelline Fit Me Foundation.
Step 3: Contour your cheeks with a sheer bronzing powder. Dust a bit on your forehead, nose and jawline, too. Try:L’Oréal Paris Glam Bronze Bronzing Powder Dazzlingly Sunlight.
Step 4: Using your finger, apply a golden khaki shadow, like Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Khaki Pulse, to your lids from the lash lines to the creases.
Step 5: Line your top lash lines with a black eye pencil, like Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Black. Apply the pencil close to the lashes and just slightly extend the color out on the corners. Finish with two coats of black mascara. Try: Tom Ford Extreme Mascara.
Step 6: Complete the look with a peachy-beige lipstick, like Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Coral Goddess. Line your lips with matching liner after applying lipstick to get the definition without any harsh lines. Try:MAC Cremestick Liner in Summerfruit. Top off the application with a sheer peachy gloss, like YSL Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss in Golden Chestnut, just in the center of your bottom lip.
About the Author:Karina Giglio is a lifestyle, beauty and health writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Women’s Health, Washingtonian, Ladies Home Journal, OK!, Allure, Fitness, Marie Claire, Bride’s and The New York Post. She was a regular contributor to makeup.com, and her articles and blog posts can be found on prevention.com, dailyglow.com, yahoo.com and huffingtonpost.com. Karina has worked onstaff at Cosmopolitan and YM, as well as being part of the original Sephora.com launch team