Anna Kendrick was radiant on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
Her leather Calvin Klein mini-dress called for similarly feminine yet sophisticated makeup, which inspired makeup artist Vanessa Scali to create a look that was distinctive but not overpowering.
“We went with a soft, pretty skin look that had a hint of pink in the cheek bones and a shimmery smoky taupe eye to make the full look come together” the artist said.
Vanessa used Le Mieux, available at www.arnotts.ie to prepare Anna’s skin.
“TGF-b Booster Serum, €130, belwo, really wakes up your skin and is fantastic on sensitive types.
"I followed that with the Bio Cell Rejuvenating Cream, €115, and Eye Wrinkle Corrector, €75.
"This combination leaves the skin looking juicy and fresh creating a perfect canvas for foundation.”
The star tells the New York Times she treats her slightly oily complexion to SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, €61.50 at www.strawberrynet.com and keeps her lips hydrated with Hourglass No.28 Lip Treatment Oil, €42 at SpaceNK.
Vanessa applied Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-One Beauty Balm Cream SPF 30, €19.90, to even out Anna’s skin tone and give her a soft, natural glow.
Flaws were camouflaged with a little Physicians Nude Wear Touch of Glow, €19.90, below.
She applied the same luminous concealer to the cheekbones and the bridge of her nose.
She then used a brush to dust her skin, focusing on the t-zone with the Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-One Beauty Balm Powder SPF 30, €17.90.
“For her blush, I concentrated on the apples of her cheeks, using a sheer pink cream stick to create a hint of heat in her skin.”
Try Bobbi Brown Sheer Colour Cheek Tint in ‘Sheer Pink,’ €26, below.
Vanessa dipped into Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Shimmer Shadow & Liner palette in ‘Warm Nude,’ €15.90.
“To start, I applied the deep taupe shade from the lash line to the crease.
“I also used this shade underneath the lower lash-line to create depth, but blended it into the skin well so the edge would be soft.”
She traced Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Ergonomic Felt-Tip Eyeliner + Serum, €15.90, along the top lash-line.
“The fine, felt tip allows you to smudge into the line saturating the base of the lashes without showing a hard line. This created a rich look while allowing the precision to extend the natural line with a flirty kitten-flick.”
She coated the bottom water-line with the black pen from the Physicians Formula Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio, €15.90, to blend in with the shadow on the lower lashes.
A sweep of Physicians Formula Instant Lash Extension Kit, €23.90, through both sets of lashes completed the look.
Get Anna’s glossy pout with a slick of Sisley Phyto Lip Twist, €35, in ‘1 Nude,’ the emollient-rich formula of which plumps like a balm as it imparts lipstick-intense colour.