J-Hud has been looking simply fabulous these days! After having a baby, losing all the pregnancy weight and then some, and snagging a Weight Watchers campaign, she’s been gracing the red carpets with form-fitting gowns and hair and makeup to the nines. Jennifer looked especially radiant in royal blue earlier this year, while attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Hollywood. Her makeup was dramatic but wearable for the everyday woman, with a silver and pewter eye accented by subtle hints of blue, rosy cheeks, and bubble gum pink nude lips.
To get this look at home, grab the following products and follow these steps:
Apply Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin in “Cappuccino” $8.25 to freshly washed and moisturized skin. Set with a loose translucent powder.
Although Jennifer has several eyeshadow colors going on in this particular look, palettes allow us to achieve the entire effect without splurging on multiple different products. Try Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in “Blue Dahlia” $42 – which gives you all the shades you need.
- After priming the eyelid, apply the lightest gray/silver color from the inner corner of the lid, to a little bit past center (notice how on J-Hud, it stops at about the outside of the iris).
- Then use the far right charcoal color, and blend that from the center of the lid (where the silver stopped) to the outside corners. The goal is to create a gradation from light to dark, which gives flatter lids like Jennifer’s the appearance of more depth.
- Finish the shadow process by using a smaller angled or pencil brush to apply the turquoise hue on the lower part of the eye – underneath the waterline. If the blue appears to bold or the line to crisp, you can use a cotton swab to blend it out to your liking.
Use a jet black, long-lasting liner like Studio Gear Cake Liner in “Black” $14 on the upper lid. An angled liner brush will probably be your best bet for achieving precise results. Feel free to play on the thickness of the line, and even add a subtle winged effect if you choose. Tip: If you only have liquid liner, but don’t want it to appear too shiny, set it with the black shadow from the palette to create a matte finish.
Complete the eyes by lining the waterline in black and applying a couple coats of your favorite mascara.
Get glowing rosy cheeks like Jennifer’s by using Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush in “Hollywood” $24. The baked satin finish gives the appearance of a shimmering bronzer and blush in one, which looks gorgeous when the lights hit the apples of your cheeks.
Complete the look with a semi-nude pink gloss like NARS Lip Gloss in “Sweet Dreams” $24. It has a bit of color which adds like and dimension to the lip, but doesn’t compete with the dramatic eye and cheeks which are the focus of this look.
… and voila! You’re ready to hit the town!
- Chelsea Smith