Hello my lovelies!!
I hope all your spring breaking has left you mostly unbroken. Since no one really had anything to say about the Look Breakdown series, I thought I’d just continue it right along. Enter Jennifer Lawrence, my current girlcrush, and her beautiful covershoot for April’s Glamour. Feast your eyes, internet:
And while I can’t gift you with her gorgeous grey-blue-green eyes, I can tell you how to steal this makeup! I think it’s such a beautiful mix of sultry look-at-me eyes and playing up your natural beauty, something every woman should know how to do!
What you need:
Bronzer (needs to be matte; try Benefit’s Hoola)
Matte peach blush (try Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blissful or MAC Powder Blush in Peaches)
Gold-toned highlighter (try my very favorite: NARS‘ Albatross!)
A darkened bronze eyeshadow (I’m thinking Darkhorse in the UD Naked Palette)
A coppery, warm, brown eyeshadow (MUFE’s #122, Metallic Copper is close; you definitely want something more muted than MAC’s Coppering.)
A shimmery, medium gold eyeshadow (Urban Decay’s Halfbaked is perfect.)
A gold highlight/eyeshadow (Just use NARS’ Albatross again!)
A coppery eyeliner (preferably without glitter; needs to be safe on the water-line! Try UD’s Lucky)
A black felt-tip liquid liner or a black gel liner (pick your favorite! I love my Clinique gel liner)
Mascara (Your favorite, but make sure it’s black and volumizing.)
A peachy pink lipstick (I’m totally obsessing over Chanel’s Rouge Coco La Pausa, which is so much prettier than the square on Neiman’s website would have you believe.)
What You Do:
1. Foundation and powder as normal; Her skin looks pretty porcelain and matte on the cover
2. Sweep the bronzer under your cheekbones with a rather heavy hand, concentrating the color on the back of your face. Blend forward. Apply very lightly to your temples and under your jawbone; a method known as contouring which I have previously discussed here.
3. Apply your peachy blush right on the cheekbones, still working from the back to the front of the face, leaving your apples rather untouched.
4. Brush your gold highlighter on the top of your cheekbones and sweep what’s leftover on your brush very lightly on the apples of your cheeks.
5. Apply your eyeshadow primer of choice
6. Apply your dark bronze shadow all over the lid
7. Work your coppery shadow in your crease, blending well.
8. Apply your gold highlight color to your browbone and blend into the copper shade. Sweep it around your tearduct area (inner corner.)
9. Apply your copper eyeliner to your upper and lower water-line. Apply a little to the lower lashline as well, smudging it slightly.
10. Apply the gold shadow underneath your lower lashes, blending into the copper eyeliner in your lashline. (Not the waterline- ouch.)
11. Apply your black liquid or gel liner, rather thickly. Don’t wing it out, but do add a slight flick. If you’re not confident in your liner techniques, don’t flick, just stop where your lid stops. Don’t apply the liner too thickly on the inner half of the eye, and don’t carry the line all the way to the inner corner.
12. Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes
13. Apply your lipstick.
And now you’re freaking Jennifer Lawrence! (If only, right?) I hope that’s easy to follow… Please let me know if you find any parts confusing, and I’ll edit to add more instructions.
Go out and embrace your inner goddess! I’ll be rocking this look today!
May the Makeup be Ever in Your Favor,
P.S. Inside Glamour, the magazine says that Jennifer’s look was achieved using Avon’s Professional Perfect Eyes Kit in Smoky Eye and Avon’s Professional Eye Smokifier. In my semi-professional opinion, I think Avon paid a lot to have them say that. I KNOW that wasn’t all that was used on her; the gold underneath her eyes alone says that. And I’m not entirely sure the eye palette was used at all. I might believe the eyeliner was used, because it fits. Nothing against the Avon products; I’m sure they’re lovely. They’re also on sale right now. I just am not convinced that little palette produced the look above. However, it did play a wonderful role in this look of Kate Winslet’s: http://www.labelleetleblog.com/2012/01/17/makeup-breakdown-kate-winslet-at-the-2012-golden-globes/ Xoxo.