When Michelle Williams made an appearance at Comic-Con 2012, her look was the complete opposite of cartoonish. Instead, she was fresh-faced and pretty in clean makeup that played up her delicate features. “The glowy fresh skin and coral lips enhance her beauty and are young and modern,” says Sabrina Bedrani, the makeup artist behind the look. Here she gives us the inside scoop on how to get the super-natural effect for yourself.
Step 1: Prep your skin so it’s moist and allows the foundation to go on smoothly and evenly. Try a moisturizing primer like NARS Pro-Prime Multi-Protect Primer SPF 30 Sunscreen.
Step 2: Apply concealer only where you need it. Then blend a light, silky foundation, such as Maybelline SuperStay Makeup 24HR, all over your face. Set with a sheer powder, such as Clé de Peau Beauté Translucent Loose Powder.
Step 3: Dust a warm pink shade on the apples of your cheeks. Try: Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Ecrin.
Step 4: Apply a beige eye shadow—find a hue that resembles the color of coffee with a lot of milk—all over your lids. Then blend a darker taupe shade in the creases of your eyes. Try: Chanel Ombres Contraste Eyeshadow Duo in Taupe-Delicat.
Step 5: Smudge a soft black pencil, like YSL Dessin Du Regard Crayon Yeux Haute Tenue eye pencil in Velvet Black, along the top and bottom lash lines. Then apply two coats of thickening mascara. Try:L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black.
Step 6: Finish the look with a pretty coral lipstick. Try: Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in True Coral. After softening lips with a balm, like Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15, dab lipstick onto the mouth like a stain.
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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