Inspired by the stunning mocha shade of Zendaya’s flowing Giambattista Valli Oscars gown, Makeup Artist Sheika Daley created a sexy, sultry makeup look that was centered on a stunning deep chocolate-toned smoky eye look.
Using c’s luxurious cosmetic range, this radiant, sun-kissed look was the perfect twist on the classic smoky look. Here’s how Sheika created this look:
SKIN: Staring with a freshly cleansed, clean face, Sheika prepped the skin by generously applying Charlotte’s Magic Cream along the face. This not only provided ample hydration but created a smooth and supple canvas for foundation. Once the skin was sufficiently moisturized, Sheika wanted to give the skin some vibrancy by applying Unisex Healthy Glow to the skin and enhanced the glow further down the neck, along the shoulders and décolletage. Applying a glowing, highlighting product along the neck and body makes the overall skin radiate and appear sun-kissed especially if you’re wearing a shoulder-bearing evening dress.
FACE: Moving onto foundation, Sheika created a custom base for Zendaya that not only provided coverage but also gave the skin a multidimensional look with a glamorous glow. To create this base, she blended the NEW Hollywood Flawless Filter in shade 7 with Magic Foundation in shade 9 and buffed it onto the skin. A perfect pairing with the Magic Foundation, The Hollywood Flawless Filter product serves as an amped-up primer that not only gives the skin an almost filtered, imperfection-blurring effect but leaves skin bright and photo-ready.
To define the face and create a soft contour, Sheika applied Hollywood Contour Wand in Dark/Medium to the cheeks and added warmth around the face. To further enhance Zendaya’s already glowing skin, Hollywood Flawless Filter and the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand were layered on the high points of her skin. For the final touches, she blended away any visible flaws with The Retoucher concealer in 6 and dusted the skin in a light layer of Airbrush Flawless Finish powder in shade 3 to set the makeup for a flawless, lasting look.
EYES: Once the skin was perfected, she then moved onto the eyes and created an updated twist on the classic cool-toned smoky eye look with warm chocolate tones that beautifully complimented her gown. To achieve this stunning look, Sheika began by wetting the Eye Smudger Brush and saturating the brush with the Smoke shade, a copper-brown shade from the Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita. She applied it to both the upper and lower lash lines for a sexy, sultry, warm and smoked base for this look. Once the initial application was dry, she layered the Prime shade, a pearlescent pale-tone, to the middle of the eyelids and followed with the Smoke shadow atop that, all while making sure to expertly blend the shadows to outer corners to softly diffuse the whole look together. For an eye opening and brightening effect, Sheika applied Hollywood Beauty Light Wand to the inner corners of Zendaya’s eyes. For the final eye framing effect, her natural lashes (upper and lower) were layered in a few coats of Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black. Sheika finished off this glamorous and sexy eye look by grooming the brows and shaping them with Brow Lift in Naomi and locked in the desired shape with Legendary Brows in Clear.
LIPS: With the sultry eye look complete, Sheika moved onto the lips. Choosing a color that was soft and beautiful was essential as she did not want the lips to compete with the dramatic eye look. She opted for Lip Lustre in Hall of Fame, an glossy, nude lip color that beautiful enhanced and highlighted Zendaya’s full lip shape without looking too over done.
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (NEW)
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in shade 9
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand in Dark/Medium
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in shade 6 (concealer)
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Smudger Brush
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Naomi
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows in Clear
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Hall of Fame