By Kerry Malouf

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Every month, Los Angeles-based makeup artist Kerry Malouf brings us her tips and tricks. Recently, Malouf created a “golden, bronzy glow” for gorgeous, brunette actress Emmy Rossum for the premiere of her latest movie, Dare. She was able to create the “Wowza!” look for the actress through a handful of Smashbox products and a set of to-die-for brushes that every makeup artist will covet for her kit. You can recreate Rossum’s look with the tips and products below.

“I started off by hydrating her skin with Arcona Peptide moisturizer,” Malouf revealed about the basis for Rossum’s look. “I blended the Smashbox High Definition Healthy Foundation in Light all over the skin. I also used a little Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer under the eyes and other needed areas to create a flawless palette.” Once Rossum was prepped with a flawless canvas, Malouf proceeded to create that golden, bronzy glow she had previously referenced atop her client’s creamy skin.

“I then used Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion on her cheeks to add a soft glow. I then added a soft pink to her cheeks with Flush Blush, also by Smashbox. It is a light pink with a slight shimmer.” Malouf then blended Smashbox Brazilian Bronze and Rapture eye shadow to “create a light, golden eye.” She completed the look by framing the actress’ eyes with Smashbox Cream Liner in Java and LASH DNA Mascara in, of course, black. The entire look was completed by a swipe of Scoop, a sheer Smashbox gloss.

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Below are the stunning, silver-handled, ultra-modern brushes by ABT that Malouf used to create Rossum’s understated yet head-stopping glow. The collection features essential blush, eyeliner, shadow and lip brushes and look fabulous in kits and on your vanity table. “There is no animal hair and I have been using them for a while,” Malouf commented about why she is all about ABT brushes. “When you use them, they are easy to work with because of how they are made. They are weighted a certain way, so it’s like I am painting a face with them. It’s really like you are painting. They pick up the exact amount of product you need. The company had me give them feedback on them and I fell in love with them.” The brushes are made of a technology called Nufribe, which are man-made, synthetic monofilaments. And Malouf admitted that every time she brings the brushes on a shoot, they turn heads! We’re not surprised!

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Originally published December 2009



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