Much like her show-stopping ACM Awards performance, Maren Morris’s beauty look was all about rich molten metallic tones. Allan Avendaño, makeup artist to Hollywood’s trendiest starlets, made sure to create a unique look for Maren which was sure to dazzle on both the red carpet and Awards stage.
Incorporating the jewel-like aubergine tones of her oil-slick style Christian Siriano red carpet dress, the final look was glamorously glowing and everything luxe. Using Kat Von D’s versatile beauty collection, here’s how to Allan created this metallic look:
SKIN: Beginning with a cleansed and moisturized face, Allan proceeded with foundation. He evenly blended Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in shade 54-Medium Cool onto Maren’s skin. He then used Kat Von D Lock IT Concealer Creme in 13-Light Bisque Cool to brighten up the under eye area. To seal in the flawless base and add longevity to the look, Allan dusted her skin with Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder.
CHEEKS: Moving to the cheeks, Allan wanted a defined look with a glamorous metallic glow. Using the Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Palette, Allan sculpted Maren’s with the Shade Contour Powder in Sombre (taupe). For that lustrous metallic sheen, he blended Gammaray, an opalescent peach shade with pink and gold crystals, shade from the Kat Von D Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette on the tops of the cheeks bones and high points of the face.
EYES: For the mesmeric metallic eye look, Allan used an array of Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows. These bold shades each feature bold and lasting pigments with a metallic finish which made the eye look pop and remain immaculate throughout Maren’s outstanding performance. Before creating the daring smoky eye look, Allan primed her eyes with Kat Von D Lock It Concealer. He used Thrasher, the molten gold shade with Synergy, a deep bronze as the base shade. To create the colorful purple smoke of the eye look, he blended burgundy (Raw Power) and purple (Danzig) to the outer corners of the eyes. To frame Maren’s eye look, he lined her eyes with Kat Von D Tattoo in Trooper, an intensely pigmented satin black color.
BROWS: Once the eyes were complete, Allan groomed Maren’s brows with Kat Von D Brow Struck Dimension Powder and Signature Brow Precision Pencil (both in shade Walnut), which defined the overall shape and filled in any sparse areas.
LIPS: For the final beauty bit to this rich look, Allan was sure to include the essential prismatic metal elements when creating the lip. Due to the bold nature of eyes and defined glistening skin, Allan opted to accentuate Maren’s pout in a multi-dimensional crushed metal nude. Firstly, he lined her lips with Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Lolita II. He then saturated the lips with Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Noble. Lastly, Allan layered Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick in Thrasher for that ultra cool pigmented gold metallic finish.
Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in 54-Medium Cool
Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme in 13-Light Bisque Cool
Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder
Kat Von D Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Palette
Kat Von D Metal Crush Highlighting Palette
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thrasher, Synergy Raw Powder Danzig
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper Black
Kat Von D Struck Dimension Powder in Walnut
Kat Von D Signature Brow Precision Pencil also in Walnut
Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner Lolita II
Kat Von DEverlasting Liquid Lipstick in Noble
Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil in Thunderstruck