21.05.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Zoe Saldana’s Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony Makeup

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Zoe Saldana looked every inch the L’Oréal Paris spokesperson for the Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony with her hair set in pretty side-swept waves and her makeup consisting of a delicate cat eye and bright red lips.

Here’s how to get her look.

The Base: Prep your skin by applying a dewy primer to create a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup to adhere to. Next use a flat brush to dab foundation across your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead and blend until full coverage is achieved.

Take hold of Zoe’s healthy looking glow by applying highlighter across both sides of your face in the shape of a ‘3.’ A hit of colour underneath the cheekbones will also enhance the contouring effect. L’Oréal’s True Match blush in Rosewood is the perfect match to Zoe’s rosy cheeks to bring warmth to your beauty finish.

The Eyes: For Zoe’s sultry cat eye makeup, start with a wash of bronze eyeshadow across the base of your eyelids. Then using a black liquid eyeliner, trace a thin line across your upper and lower lash line. Continue the line from your upper lash line finishing in a slightly upward-angled straight line. Finish the look with a couple of coats of mascara.

The Lips: Complete your beauty look with a swipe of red lipstick for an effortlessly glamorous finish.

Credit: Courtesy of L’Oreal

21.05.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Julianne Moore’s ‘Mr. Turner’ Cannes Premiere Perfect Skin

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L’Oreal’s beautiful ambassador Julianne Moore was chic as ever on the Cannes red carpet in Louis Vuitton opting for soft subtle shades which enhanced her features.

Here’s how to get her flawless skin. First her skin was prepped with L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer. This product will melt across your skin and create a smooth surface for the rest of your makeup to adhere to.

To even out skin tone with a light coverage foundation, L’Oreal’s Lumi Magique Foundation C4 Rose Beige was applied using a flat brush to dot the product across her cheeks, chin, nose and forehead.

Then blend and buff the dots until full coverage is achieved.

Credit: Courtesy of L’Oreal

21.05.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Blake Lively’s Cannes Couture Makeup

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L’Oréal Paris ambassador, Blake Lively made her debut on the Cannes red carpet wearing a gorgeous burgundy Gucci Première gown, followed by two more stunning looks by Chanel Couture and Gucci Première again.

Here’s how to get her look. The actress wore a shimmering gunmetal rendition of the smokey eye look with a smouldering finish. I just loved her flawless base, lush lashes and sultry eyeliner. So take your beauty cues from Blake and master her bold smokey eye by applying the below.

Start by applying an eye makeup primer to your eyelids for long-lasting coverage. Follow by covering your eyelids and inner corners of your eyes with a base coat that matches your skin tone which will make blending your colours easier.

Using a small eyeshadow blending brush apply a deep gunmetal shade at the corners and along the lower lashline, blending along the way. It’s important to apply it as close to the lash line as possible – applying it to the edges is key to getting the perfect result.

Using a kohl pencil, line your upper and lower lashline while using a smudge brush to smudge the corners accentuating the shape of your eyes.

Apply two or three generous coats of mascara for an extra dramatic look.

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09.05.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’s Met Gala Makeup

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Channeling a modern-day Josephine Baker, celeb makeup artist Nick Barose used a variety of modern colors and textures for Lupita’s look at the Met Ball.

He gave her a beautiful purple smokey eye with the Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Miss Sweetheart D and accented her brows with the Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre.

A few coats of Lancôme Hypnose Mascara in Black and her eye look was complete.

For her pink cheeks, he went with the Armani Maestro Blush in 300 and layered it with the Armani Cheek Fabric in 509.

Her lips were a combination of Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick in Sheer Chocolate and the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Bordeaux.

The end result?

Gorgeous complementary colors that truly paired well with her dress weather you like it or disliked it.

Lupita Met Gala Makeup

Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Miss Sweetheart D
Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre
Lancôme Hypnose Mascara in Black
Armani Maestro Blush in 300
Armani Cheek Fabric in 509
Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick in Sheer Chocolate
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Bordeaux

Credit: Getty