23.03.12

Elle Leary’s Guide To Kiernan Shipka’s Makeup-No-Makeup Look

I would imagine being a makeup artist for a young actress is a difficult job, as your challenge is always to ensure the star looks her age.

Elle Leary, makeup artist to ‘Mad Men’ actress Kiernan Shipka, shares how she gives the young actress a flawless glow.

“When we sit down with Kiernan and her mom to figure out her look for an event it is a process that takes into account her amazing fashion sense and individual flair. With her makeup it is a fine line to keep her looking age-appropriate but still honor her sense of style.

I make sure to keep her skin dewy, glowing, and youthful by moisturizing with Arbonne oil-absorbing lotion. This is a vegan, organic, paraban-free product. I try to use these types of products on her since she is so young.

I use a full-coverage foundation but sheer it out a little with moisturizer so we can see her beautiful snow-white complexion.

I love to draw attention to her amazing cheeks by swirling a little Harvana by Benefit on the apples. Perfect blend of pinks, peaches and a highlighter.

Sweep a variety of eye-shadows on her lids of taupes, browns, coppers, pinks, and mauves. I stay away from eye-liner and just finish off with two coats of mascara. I apply mascara with a medal eye-lash comb to give her the most natural and separated lashes.

Lastly we love to play up her lips; Kiernan loves pinks and nudes.

Most of the time I stick with a tint or stain to let her natural colour come through, but other times when we are trying to pump it up a little, I use a creamy lip pencil to colour in the whole lip.

I often use Peche by Chanel with a little gloss in Mica just in the centre of her lip.

Finish with a little dusting of a translucent powder in the T-zone and you are done.”

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10 Responses to Elle Leary’s Guide To Kiernan Shipka’s Makeup-No-Makeup Look

  1. Rebecca Z March 23, 2012 at 16:07 #

    She is fresh and adorable.

  2. Ro March 23, 2012 at 16:48 #

    She always look age appropriate and I love that the make-up artist says she sits down with Kiernan AND her mom. It’s nice to know that are some responsible Hollywood parents out there.

  3. Sarah March 23, 2012 at 16:54 #

    I love it! She’s such a refreshing change from all the young starlets that overdo it, especially on eye makeup.

  4. Samantha March 23, 2012 at 17:39 #

    She always looks really cute, but I do think it’s a bit strange that people are interested in the make-up a 12-year-old wears.

    • Emma March 26, 2012 at 07:54 #

      couldn’t agree more! it’s very odd.

  5. Elena March 23, 2012 at 17:44 #

    doesn’t she remind you of a young emma watts?

  6. Elena March 23, 2012 at 17:45 #

    watson!

    • EmmaWoodhouse March 24, 2012 at 23:05 #

      Yes, she does! I think she’s a rising star on the fashion scene :)

  7. Jenny March 23, 2012 at 20:10 #

    Looks great! Nice write up too! Love it!

  8. Jess2 March 25, 2012 at 02:06 #

    She is so cute and reminds me so much of Emma Watson. I think she could go without makeup but I like the way the do it. I love the bottom picture of her, adorable

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