“I love this modern-day Twiggy look,” says celebrity makeup artist Tim Quinn of Ginnifer Goodwin's retro beauty at The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards. “It’s not as exaggerated and overdrawn as the '60s version, but still with the emphasis clearly on her gorgeous eyes.” Here’s how to create Goodwin's fluttery doll-like lashes and fresh-faced complexion.
Step 1: A smooth, velvety complexion is a major part of this look, so leave the luminizers in the makeup drawer and opt for a semi-matte lightweight fluid makeup, like Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation. Use your fingertips to apply a few drops onto your skin, making sure to blend well into the jawline.
Step 2: Sweep a soft matte petal pink blush, like Lancôme Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose, onto the apples of your cheeks.
Step 3: Using a dense shadow brush, apply a soft matte pink eye shadow from your lash lines to your brows. Then, using a large eye contour brush, add a deep cocoa eye shadow in your creases from your outer lash lines to mid-eye. Try:Giorgio Armani Maestro Eye Shadow Quad in #6, which contains both colors.
Step 4: Use a flesh-toned pencil, like Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener, to line the water lines (above your lower lash lines). The nude color makes eyes pop, but looks more natural than white liner.
Step 5: Apply a full set of false lashes, like MAC 1 Lash, on your upper fringe. Then blend them in with your natural lashes using black mascara for definition. Try:Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Cat Eyes in Glam Black.
Step 6: For doll-like lashes on the lower fringe, apply bundles of false lashes, like those offered in the MAC 40 Lash set.
Step 7: Sweep the same cocoa eye shadow color that you used in your creases along the lower lash lines to create a wide-eyed innocent look.
Step 8: Finish the look with a semi-matte pink lipstick, like YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #24 Luminous Fresh Pink Peach.
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