Celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder worked with Nina Dobrev for the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday (October 19).
“Nina was wearing a nude Calvin Klein dress, so I wanted to add a pop of color with her makeup. I decided to go with a burgundy lip paired with a really well blended taupe eye,” said Monika.
Here’s how to get the look.
Monika started by applying Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in shade 255 all over Nina’s face, using a foundation brush to applying in the center of the face, then blending outward using a Beauty Blender.
To brighten her under eye area, she applied M.A.C. Select Moisture cover in NW20 in the socket of her under eye area.
She then filled in the brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Chocolate to give her more defined, fuller arches.
Using the Golden Goddess Palette by Charlotte Tilbury, she applied the Smoke Shade with a M.A.C. 217 brush, washing the colour backwards and forward along the socket. She also applied a little on the outer corners to create a reverse V.
She then applied the Enhance shade along the brow bone to give Nina a highlight, then, using the Dolce Vita palette, she applied the Pop shade on the lid under her socket with using a M.A.C. 239 Brush.
Taking a thin brush, she applied the Smoke shade of the Golden Goddess Palette lightly along her upper lash line, like eyeliner.
To warm up her complexion, she applied M.A.C. Golden Refined Bronzer using a fluffy bronzing brush along her cheekbones in a circular motion, then lightly brushed along her jaw line, temples and forehead.
On the apples of Nina’s cheeks, Monika applied Kevyn Aucoin Blush in Ariana, and for a little bit of highlight, she used the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, mixing Incandescent and Radiant light and applying on the upper cheekbone and dusting underneath the eyes.
On her lips, she started by applying Tom Ford Bruised Plum Lipstick straight from the bullet, and to clean up the edges and define the lip shape, she used the Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Vamp.
M.A.C. Select Moisture
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Chocolate
Golden Goddess Palette by Charlotte Tilbury
M.A.C. 217 Brush
Dolce Vita Palette by Charlotte Tilbury
M.A.C. 239 Brush
Kevyn Aucoin Lash Curler
Dior Addict It-Lash
Ardell Individual Lashes
M.A.C. Golden Refined Bronzer
Kevyn Aucoin Blush in Ariana
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Tom Ford Bruised Plum Lipstick
Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Vamp