On a recent sunny Thursday atop a terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel, Mally Beauty founder and celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal sat flanked by beauty bloggers and Birchbox staff to discuss all things makeup. As the conversation drifted to—what else?—Beyoncé, Mally couldn’t help but rave about her experience working with the singer for the cover of Out’s May 2014 Power Issue. “Her face is so inspirational,” she gushed. After snacks and cocktails, the bloggers took their seats in front of Mally-trained makeup artists who recreated three of the most-requested red carpet looks from actresses Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong’o, and Cate Blanchett. Jealous? Don’t worry, we took notes so you can try them out at home:
The Look: Cate Blanchett’s Natural Golden Glow
The Blogger: Caitlin Miller
How to Get It: Since Miller was already wearing foundation, makeup artist Jorge Buenabad began by contouring her cheeks and nose with two alternating shades of the Believable Bronzer, then highlighted her brow bones, chin, and cheekbones with the Shimmer, Shape, and Glow palette for an all-over sheen. To get Blanchett’s sparkly eyes he began with a swipe of the Shadow Stick in Champagne on her lids (and Taupe in the crease) and blended in a little highlighter with a small, soft brush. After dabbing some Cancellation Concealer under her eyes, Jorge finished the look with a neutral lip courtesy of Mally Beauty’s Lip Magnifier in Goldenstar.
The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’s Bold Eyes
The Blogger: Catherine Rose, KitCatSayz
How to Get It: To recreate Lupita’s vibrant eyes, makeup artist Margie Bresciani swiped Mally’s Watercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Caribbean Sea, a bright turquoise, along Kat’s lids. (Want a deeper blue? Try the same liner in Sailor.) She created definition by applying Evercolor Shadow Stick in Bronze in her creases, then lined her lashes with Mally’s Mally’s Ultimate Performance Ink Liner. To keep lips neutral, she finished Kat’s look with the Liquid High Gloss Liquid Lipstick Pen in Nude Light.
The Look: Amy Adams’ Fiery Lips
The Blogger: Diane Mary, Curly Wavy Diane
How to Get It: The most important rule with a bright lip is to make sure it doesn’t bleed or transfer, so Jorge began by filling in Diane’s mouth with Mally’s Evercolor Shaping Lip Pencil in Sexy Siren, a bright, flattering orange. He then layered the Lip Magnifier crayon in the same shade on top. To keep Diane’s lips the focus, Jorge used the neutral Shadow Stick in Taupe to cover her lids, blending the shade in with his fingers. The final touch: A swipe of Mally’s Ultimate Performance Ink Liner followed by two coats of mascara.