Ok don’t get me wrong I’ve seen Monster I know that Charlize Theron is a beauty but she’s not immune to using a bit of makeup to take her look to the next level. Here’s how to recreate her signature smokey eye and nude lip!
1. Keep it natural
She has gorgeous skin, so opt for a foundation that covers up any blemishes and neutralises any pigmentation but leaves the skin looking natural. L’Oreal’s True Match is amazing for this!
Apply with a brush and then finish with a damp beauty sponge to give it a really natural finish. Take your highlighting concealer and V-up those under eyes to keep them nice and bright. This will avoid the eye area looking too dark when you add your smokey eye.
Use a dull pink blush like NARS’ Penny Lane on the apples of your cheeks and lightly up to add a subtle flush and contour and a great illuminating powder across the tops of your cheeks, bridge of the nose and lightly on the chin.
2. Eyes to Kill
The NARS Rajasthan duo is perfect for this look with a gold shimmery taupe and dark navy charcoal. Cover the entire base and inner corner with the gold colour and run this along your lower lash line.
Blend it out with a blending brush. With the dirty brush (we can reuse this as we’re going to be applying a darker colour over it!) concentrate the darker charcoal in your crease using windshield wiper movements. Try to keep the colour to the outer edge of the eye (follow our how to apply eyeshadow!)
Place a little colour on the very outer of your lower lash line.Grab a clean blending brush(it’s worth investing in two brushes if you’re a fan of a smokey eyed look) and blend out any harsh lines.
With a stiff, angled brush apply the charcoal as a liner to the outside of your lash line to add more definition and then coat with a few lappings of a lengthening and volumising mascara.
3. Finish the Look
Keep your eyebrows natural but perfect by using a light shadow to fill any noticeable gaps and a brow gel to set them in place if they’re prone to going AWOL! Finish the lips with a nude lipgloss like the Kardashian Beauty Honey Nude (love this!) Set your face with a light translucent powder or fixing spray to keep everything in place and still light and dewy!
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