LA makeup artist Ashley Gomila is entrusted with the beauty of a star-cluster that includes Brie Larson, Shirley Manson, and the lovely Ashley Greene. Rachel Marie Walsh asked her about Greene’s latest red-carpet look.
Ashley Greene sparkled in a sequinned Akris dress to the season premiere of Rogue in West Hollywood, California.
Artist Ashley Gomila made sure the star’s makeup was just as glamorous, creating “glowing, effortless skin with a punch of bronze and bit of smokey-maroon effect on the eyes”.
Ashley began by prepping the skin with Decléor Aromessence Neroli Essential Super Serum, €58.08.
“Two to three drops of this product is all it takes to perfectly hydrate the skin. I apply the serum in small circular motions, as if I’m giving my client a mini facial.”
The artist advises making the eyes up first “so that the foundation is completely fresh and free of fall-out”.
She primed the eyes with a Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base, €26, lightly patting it on with fingertips.
“Once that’s had a second to try I reach for my favourite eye quad, Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Colour-Coded Eyeshadows, €50, in ‘La Dolce Vita.’”
Ashley packed shadow into the inner and outer corners of the eye with a tapered shadow brush.
“Then I blended the ‘Maroon’ and the glittery-brown shades softly over the lid and through the eye contour.”
She traced Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Liquid Eyeliner Pencil, €25, in ‘Veruschka Mink’ along the top and bottom lids.
“I wanted a slightly more smoky look so I just put a little on the tip of my finger and smudged it along the bottom.”
Finally, she applied a few sprigs of individual lashes and swept on two coats of Lancôme Grandiose Mascara, €30.
“Ashley has beautiful skin so I keep her foundation very light and dewy.”
To achieve this look, Ashley used a combination of Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++, €38, in Medium 1, and Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, €41, in ‘Light 4 St Moritz.’
She applied small dots of the mixture across the forehead, then a dot each on the centre of the cheeks and chin.
“That way I’m controlling how much foundation I’m using in one area before blending it out with my BeautyBlender, €21.50. It helps maintain even coverage to all sections of the face.”
Any product that remained on the sponge was used to blur the foundation from the jawline into the neck to ensure there were no tidemarks.
“Ashley has amazing bone structure so I contour very sparingly.” The artist reached for her ‘go-to’ product: Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder, €38.40 at beautybay.com, in ‘Medium.’
“I cannot live without this powder! It is the best contour colour, brow colour, and even works as an eyeshadow! It is fine-milled and applies beautifully — the best product I’ve ever used!”
Ashley chose an angled blush brush to apply this product as it helps to soften bronzer lines quickly and minimises blending time.
“I swept my favourite blush, Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush, €34.80 at beautybay.com, in ‘Dolline,’ across the apples of the cheeks with a medium powder brush.”
She layered a little highlighter on top, Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder, €40.80, in ‘Candlelight.’
“It was really important for me keep the brows natural since this look is quite carefree and soft.”
Ashley used a Chella Beauty Tantalising Taupe Eyebrow Color Pencil, which is unfortunately unavailable this side of the pond.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, €19.20 at beautybay.com, in ‘Taupe’ is very similar.
“I love skinny tip brow pencils because they give the most natural look when drawing individual hairs to fill in gaps.”
“I love giving Ashley a little bit of deeper nude lip, so custom-mixed Nars Satin Lip Pencil, €25, in ‘Rikugien’ with a bit of Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick, €30, in ‘Nude Kate.’”
“I always illuminate her arms and legs with Kevyn Aucoin’s Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting Highlighter, €49.20 at beautybay.com, in ‘Candlelight.’
I love an all-over glow that looks natural and effortless.”
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