The makeup artists behind these looks spill their secrets
Feel like you need to branch out from your go-to nude makeup and try something new? These six celebrity looks cover all the key looks you will ever need in your makeup repertoire. Plus, we asked the actual makeup artists who created the original looks to talk us through the exact steps for recreating they makeup yourself.
Jennifer Lawrence’s bold lips
#1 / Start by moisturising your lips with a clear balm. “I let it sit on the lips while I do the eye makeup and then wipe it off before applying lip colour,” says Dempsey.
#2 / Next, apply a lip stain. “That way, if your bold lip colour fades, you still have a natural looking hint of colour.”
#3 / For precise application, use a fine lip brush to apply your lipstick. “With bold colours, it’s wise to follow your natural lip shape rather than extending the colour beyond your actual lip.”
#4 / “Intense colours can be more high maintenance – so travel with your lip colour and be ready to reapply!”
Karlie Kloss’s chiselled cheeks
#1 / Apply a lightweight water-based foundation where needed – “on the forehead, the sides of the nose, the chin and possibly on the jawline and neck, too,” recommends Sir John.
#2 / Dab a cream highlighter on the high points of the cheekbones – but just on the sides.
#3 / Using a taupe coloured blush, start at the inner ear and brush outwards in gentle circular motions to sculpt and define the cheeks.
J.Lo’s bronzed glow
#1/ “Apply foundation using a sponge, blush brush [foundation brushes can be too dense] and your fingertips,” suggests Phillips.
#2 / Use a yellow-toned concealer to cancel out any redness.
#3 / Lightly contour the face using a darker foundation at the temples, around the hairline and cheekbones. Blend away any obvious lines.
#4 / Dust bronzer on your temples and top of your cheekbones, and a light application of peach blush on the apples of your cheeks.
#5 / Mist with setting spray to keep your complexion fresh.
Gigi Hadid’s gold shadow
#1 / Smooth a bronze cream eyeshadow over your entire lid. Using the same colour, sweep it beneath the eyes.
#2 / Apply a gold cream eyeshadow over the top of the bronze.
#3 / To diffuse the edges, “take a clean rounded brush and dip it in a little foundation and go along the edges of the eyeshadow”, says Nelson.
#4 / Define brows by applying powder with an angled brush. “I focus the definition on the outer edge by using a lighter shade at the start of the brow and a darker shade towards the tail.”
Beyonce’s statement eyes
#1 / Choose your colour and apply a waterproof gel liner all over your lid.
#2 / Use a small amount of colour around your tear duct area, stopping just before your lash line begins. For extra impact, layer a shimmery eyeshadow in the same colour over the top.
#3 / Then use “a water-based makeup remover and a clean cotton bud to create a graphic shape by removing the excess shadow underneath the brow bone”, says Sir John. Finish with mascara.
Adele’s winged eyeliner
#1 / Using a black gel liner and tapered eyeliner brush, start by outlining the shape of the eye, working from the inner to outer corner.
#2 / Work the product right into the root of the lashes and gradually build up thickness on the outer three-quarters (don’t wing just yet).
#3 / Paint over the gel with a waterproof liquid liner that has a precision tip. “It’s key to achieving intensity,” says Ashton.
#4 / To create the wing, flick the liquid liner out towards your temple. Finish with false lashes and mascara.
Lucy is a beauty, fashion and health journalist, brand consultant and speaker from Sydney, known for her work across a broad array of platforms. Her work has been published in marie claire Australia (for which she was Beauty Director for 9 years), marie claire France, UK, Netherlands, US and China, Women’s Health and The Australia Women’s Weekly. As a journalist, Lucy has interviewed celebrities including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Margot Robbie, Aerin Lauder and Miranda Kerr.