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.
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