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RED CARPET BREAKDOWN

Post: Amy Nadine, Photos: Getty Images, Graphic Design: Eunice Chun

We’ve been so busy around here that we haven’t shared enough of our red carpet work with you lately, but today I’m happy to break down how I did Rachel Bilson’s eye makeup last week for the premiere of her new film The To Do List (a hilarious must-see with your friends this weekend!). Because her Oscar de la Renta dress was so sweet and feminine, we decided the makeup needed a little edge to it. So I punked out the eye with an exaggerated wing then balanced it with a pink cheek and lip. Here’s exactly how you can re-create it!

  1. With a black longwear kohl liner (I used Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Liner in Onyx), line the lashline from the inner corner to the outer corner then out and up towards the end of the brow like you would a classic cat eye.
  2. Then from the point you ended on, draw a line back across the crease, ending in the inner corner where you started in Step 1.
  3. Go back and fill in the area you just outlined.
  4. Line the bottom lashline and inner waterline with the same black pencil.
  5. Set the liner with a black shimmer shadow so it doesn’t crease or travel. Try L’Oreal Infallible Shadow’s Eternal Black.
  6. Finish the eye with a couple coats of volumizing mascara.
  7. Look directly into the mirror and adjust the shape with a pointed Q-tip if needed. Pointed Q-tips dampened with water or eye makeup remover are my secret weapons in perfecting the wings and making sure the eyes match each other.

Then pair it with a light pink blush, high on the cheek bones and a pink lippie! Here are some bonus shots of Miss B that I snapped when we were getting ready… she’s truly an awesome client and a dear friend! And don’t forget to check out her gorgeous designs for Shoemint (and receive 25% off your first pair by clicking here)!

Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

TBD —> RED CARPET

photo: alberto e. rodriguez/post design: eunice chun

Such a treat to work on my longtime client Krysten Ritter this week for the ABC/Disney party celebrating her new show “Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23” (which is beyond hilarious and premieres in April!). And it’s a double treat to share with you lovelies how I took three inspirations from past TBD posts and applied them on the red carpet! Here’s exactly what I did and you can too:

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RED CARPET BREAKDOWN

photo: angela weiss

Last year I had the pleasure of heading up the make-up department for my client Krysten Ritter’s film Life Happens, that also stars Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson (and our very own Lauren has a cameo in it!).  So as you can guess it was a dream job for me to do their make-up every day for it!  It just premiered this month at the L.A. Film Festival (can’t wait for all of you to see it!) and Kate represented in style in a hot pink Richard Nicholl slip dress with nude Chloe heels and the Windsor bracelet from her Jewelmint line. Here’s how you can re-create this simple look I did for her.

To begin, Kate and I quickly decided we wanted the make-up to feel soft and light and not compete with the dress.  Remember to let your fashions make the statement while your make-up merely defines and accentuates your own natural beauty… and just because you wear a hot pink dress doesn’t mean you should be matchy-matchy and wear hot pink lipstick!  I opted for a sheer raspberry-tinted lip balm for a hint of pink that instantly yet effortlessly is feminine and sweet.  I paired it with a dusty-rose cream blush as a warm complement to the cool tone of the lip (heat it up between your fingers before swirling on the apples of your cheeks then blend the edges with a sponge).  I chose an eyeshadow that was almost the same color as her skin with a little shimmer in it, skipped eye liner then spent time and effort coating and separating each of her top lashes by wiggling and pulling the wand in upward strokes (then skipped mascara on the bottom lashes).  Lastly I filled in her brows one shade darker to anchor everything.

Super easy and breezy, ladies!  So all you’ll need to replicate Kate’s pretty-in-pink look this summer is these five items: raspberry lip balm, dusty-rose cream blush, skin-tone color eyeshadow, brow liner and mascara.  Oh and her super delicate and vintage-inspired Windsor bracelet!  Love!

XO Amy Nadine