The best ingredient to a perfect look is flawless makeup and the amazingly diverse products out there enable you to have the perfect tools to enhance your skin and facial features to perfection. The best sources of inspiration for formal makeup are red carpet events and with the gorgeous celebrity makeup looks at the 2011 Emmy Awards, it shouldn’t be difficult to find a look to copy. Perfect pouts, glamorous eye makeup, delicately sculpted features and flawless looking skin are the characteristics to look for when you’re reaching for perfection, and celebs came pretty close to looking like porcelain dolls this season.
Sultry eyes mesmerize every time and if your peepers are your ‘ace up your sleeve’, opt for a smoked-up eye makeup that will surely make your look unforgettable. Create a jaw-dropping eye makeup look using shimmery earth tones that are soft yet don’t make your makeup look too dark and heavy with silver, copper, black, purple, etc. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal opting for a tan/peach colored blush and a nude or pink lipstick or lip gloss. Nina Dobrev’s smokey eye makeup shows just how easily you can achieve a sultry yet subtle enough makeup to suit every occasion.
Red hot lips never seize to amaze, so if you have the confidence and attitude a bold lip requires, don’t hesitate to pucker up and make your lips scream for attention. Kerry Washington demonstrated the incredible power of red lips, so draw inspiration from her style as it is definitely worth every bit of attention. Make sure you conceal any imperfections with concealer and create an even skin tone using a high quality foundation. Since your lips will be quite bold, opt to balance your look by keeping your eye makeup minimal. Accentuate your eyelashes with a heavy coat of mascara and smudge white eye pencil onto your waterline for a brightening effect. Complete your look by adding a touch of cheek color that will leave your cheeks lightly flushed and with a hint of shimmer.
‘Au natural’ seems to be a timeless look that can be easily worn from day to evening. To copy Leven Rambin’s soft makeup, opt for subtle pastels that place just the right amount of accent on your features to make you look breathtaking without seeming like you’ve even tried. A soft shimmery brown eyeshadow paired with a highlighter applied on the inner corner of the eyes can make your eyes pop and still look very natural. A soft coat of mascara will finish up your eyes and help them lure attention. A peachy blush will give your cheeks a healthy glow, while a clear lip gloss or a nude/soft pink lipstick will create that luscious pout that makes heads turn.
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