Kate Hudson ruled the red carpet at the 69th Venice Film Festival premiere of her new film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. She didn’t even have to wear bold colors—on her body or her face—to make sure all eyes were on her. Instead, the actress paired a shimmery nude Atelier Versace gown with soft golden makeup. Smoky eyes were redefined with glistening peach and purple metallic shadows instead of the traditional blacks and charcoals. Makeup artist Kristin Jones tells us how to create this modern glowing beauty look.
Step 1: Smooth a beauty balm, such as The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream, all over your face. This will hydrate, erase imperfections and create a silky, dewy canvas for the rest of your makeup.
Step 2: Using a soft, fluffy brush, apply a luminous golden-peach blush to the apples of your cheeks. Then, without adding more color to the brush, lightly swipe your forehead. Try: bareMinerals Pure Radiance All-Over Face Color in Pure Radiance.
Step 3: Apply dark metallic purple shadow from your upper lash lines to the creases. Then use a lighter lilac in the creases, and to blend out the dark purple as you move to the outer corner of your eyes. Try:Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Legendary Lilac, which includes both shades. Smudge the lighter color into your lower lash lines so that the color surrounds your entire eyes. Then add a golden peachy shadow, such as Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Kitten Heel, to the outer corners of your eyes and into the creases. Finish by blending it lightly above the creases and toward the outer brows.
Step 4: Curl your lashes and apply two coats of black mascara. Try:Lancôme L’Extrême Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara.
Step 5: Apply a satin nude peachy lipstick, such as MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl, straight from the tube for smooth color with just a hint of sheen.
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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