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By Candice Sabatini

Who wouldn’t want skin this creamy and perfect looking? Makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell created Kate Mara’s glow using the best of the best. She tells us how.

“For Kate’s look tonight, she’s wearing a gorgeous silver/gray, structured gown. We wanted her look to be a bit more intense and her skin to be luminous and glowing.

I started with the Orlane Super-Moisturizing Light Cream and massaged a liberal amount into her skin so it would be really hydrated. Then, I applied the Absolute Skin Recovery Eye Contour around the eyes the keep the skin really smooth. This product is really great for prepping the eyes for concealer and skin we were doing an intense eye, we wanted to area to be nice and smooth.

When applying her foundation, I mixed the Chanel foundation with 1-2 drops of Orlane’s Morning Recovery Concentrate and applied with a sponge. The Morning Recovery Concentrate gives the foundation an instant radiance and adds more luminosity to the skin.

I then contoured the cheeks just a little bit with the Orlane Bronzer using a swirling motion with the brush so that there wasn’t a concentration of color. We didn’t want a bronze look at all so we just added a bit of the bronzer for more depth. To add a bit more color, we used a soft rose blush on the apples of her cheeks.

For her eyes, I first used Antonym’s Certified Natural Eye Pencil in Noir on the waterline and along the top of the lash line to add more intensity to the eye. That was blended out to create a smokey effect. I then added a navy and gray shadow along the top of the eye and a little bit underneath, close to the bottom lash line. To finish the eye, I used my favorite mascara Orlane’s Volume Care Mascara. This mascara is AMAZING and helps to give great depth and length.

Then I used the Dior Eye Shadow Styler to give her more arch in her brows. It also helped to give them a fuller look.

To highlight the corner of her eyes and above the cheekbone, I used the Highlight Care Brush. As for her lips, I just added a nice balm to compliment to already beautiful lip color she has.”

Originally published January 2014
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