Anna Kendrick’s makeup artist breaks down the star’s latest red carpet makeup look for Rachel Marie Walsh.
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.
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