If we’re being honest, Kate Beckinsale doesn’t need even a touch of eyeshadow, concealer, or lipstick to look drop-dead gorgeous. In fact, we’re sure she could have rolled out of bed and into that va-va-voom Zuhair Murad dress of hers yesterday and still would have looked every bit the stunning Hollywood star. However, last night her makeup really enhanced her ensemble by accentuating two of her most captivating qualities: her flawless skin and hazel eyes. Here, learn how her makeup artist Adam Breauchard played up her gorgeous features using only products from one of our fave brands, Jouer.
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“When I first saw the silver and gunmetal metallic dress I immediately thought it needed sexy, rock 'n' roll makeup,” said Breauchard. “We decided on a smudged kohl eye, almost a 'day-after' look." To get that slept-in feel, he started by using Jouer’s Crème Eyeshadow in Suede (top left) around Beckinsale’s eyes and added a touch of Powder Eyeshadow in Opal to highlight the inner corners (a makeup artist's secret to making eyes pop). He then dusted on some Powder Eyeshadow in Chocolat (bottom left) to just the lids and lined the top and bottom lash line with the Eye Definer in Noir. To emphasize the smoky eye effect, Breauchard used the Powder Eyeshadow in Licorice (bottom right) and relined the upper lashline.
After using several dark shadows, Breauchard cleaned up any excess fallout under the eyes and then used Jouer's Age-Repairing Concealer in No.3 Cameo as needed. Next he applied our all-time favorite, the Luminizing Moisture Tint in Bronze, to her skin to give her natural glow a shimmery boost. Of the complexion-perfecting product Breauchard said, "it is sheer enough to let the skin show through where you want and build more coverage where you need."
Last but certainly not least, Breauchard added some shimmery Jouer Lip Gloss in Cherish—the perfect final touch to ensure that Beckinsale would shine on the red carpet!
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