Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

ARIELLE KEBBEL has the most piercing brown eyes thanks to her blue-lined lids. Begin by applying your choice of eyeshadow base (like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion) all over your lid, including a thin line on your lower lash line (really, really thin, then smudged with any brush so it isn’t too thick!). Using MAC’s Moon’s Reflection eyeshadow, apply it to the inner third of the lid using the 239. Apply MAC’s Tilt eyeshadow all over the rest of lid with the 239 brush, and then using the 219, apply Tilt along the lower lash line. With the 239, apply MAC’s Flashtrack eyeshadow to the outer portion of the lid and crease. Use the 224 or 222 to smooth out the harsh edge of blue just above the crease. Apply MAC’s Shroom eyeshadow underneath brow and above crease, as the highlight color, with the 239. Blend your highlight and the harsher color together using swirls and soft strokes of the 224. Line both the upper and lower lash lines with a black kohl (such as MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline or Graphblack technakohl). Coat lashes with several brushes of super black mascara to finish.

Kebbel has flawless, matte skin, and it is easy to get the same look by using a matte finish foundation, like MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid or Make Up Forever’s Mat+ Velvet. Both are liquid foundations, which are always my preference for the ultimate polished look. Always begin a foundation routine by cleansing and moisturizing face (and using sunscreen protection!). Dab on bits of foundation to your cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose with a concealer brush like the 194. Spritz a fluffy powder or buffer brush (129, 150, 182) with a mist of water or Fix+, and then blend out the dabs of foundation applied earlier. Dust face lightly with loose powder with the 129 or 150 to set foundation. With a light hand, pick up a touch of MAC’s Well Dressed blush with a fluffy powder brush (129, 150) and tap gently onto apples of cheeks. Using a buffer brush like the 182, move the brush in circular motions to buff the color into cheeks and leave it as a subtle flush.

To get Kebbel’s icy cool lips, try MAC’s Pervette lipstick or Hue lipstick with MAC’s Luminary lustreglass.  Part lips as if letting a small “oh” sigh escape, and you’ll be just as sexy as Kebbel.

What do you think of her makeup? Would you wear it?

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8 thoughts on “Celeb-a-Like – Arielle Kebbel’s Makeup in Icy Blue

  1. M.

    I love it! I’m all about jumping on the blue bandwagon lately. MAC’s Blue Storm started it, and Chanel’s new collection is just continuing it.

  2. Charlene

    I too am a big fan of the blues!!! Thanks for sharing this one Christine!! You know what else I love about this..it’s super simple…not the usual filled with eyeshadow eye space…less is truly more at times!

  3. Tanya

    Wow I totally love this look, its simple in that its not “all over” the eye area. The colors are striking and wow does it make her eyes pop. Would I wear it? uhmmm no, I am afraid of blues…I just turned 34 andf I am starting to become aware that “bolder” colors might be better suited for younger ladies.

    • It’s so subtle… almost like her eyes are lined that cool, icy blue. This encourages me to bust into my blues more often before I reach an age where I start going, “You know, maybe that blue isnt’ for me anymore…” I hope not to, but I’m already feeling it on occasion!

  4. lisa

    Like the natural looking lip color as far as the eyes go i love the look but its not something i would use as an everyday look but definietly would try it for certain occasions especially this holiay season.