HAYDEN PANETTIERE is emerging as a gorgeous young woman these days, and this look is no exception to showing how she’s matured over the years. With ultra glossy red lips and a silvery smoky eye, how are we to resist?
Panettiere’s face is dewy, flawless, and lightly blushed–but she doesn’t look like she’s wearing much makeup at all. How does she do it? It’s all about the foundation you pick, and while a powder foundation can work, I have always found that liquid foundation yields better results quicker (and entirely more foolproof than using powder compacts!). The liquid foundation should dry to a dewy finish, but don’t despair if your foundation is matte–just add a touch of moisturizer to it (and if you have one with just a hint of shimmer in it, try that; MAC’s Strobe Cream is great for this trick). Our pick is MAC’s Mineralize Satinfinish for those with dry to normal skin, but opt for MAC’s Face & Body for those with oilier skin. We want dewy, flawless skin that looks shimmery but not at all oily; Satinfinish may be too much dewiness for oily skin (though, not always). As always, our technique of choice for foundation does not change, but at least we have a separate step-by-step tutorial now for it! Using a small, flat brush like a concealer brush (194), apply a dab of foundation each cheek, chin, forehead, and nose. Spritz a fluffy powder or buffer brush (think 129, 150, 182) with a gentle mist of water (less is more!) or Fix+, and then brush against the dabs of foundation to spread the coverage onto your skin. Spread out by pulling the dab outwards, and then buff into skin with small, circular motions with the brush (this is why we adore the 182 for the job, nobody does it better…). Gently rouge cheeks by using the 129 or 150 brush and picking up a hint of MAC’s Springsheen blush and tap onto the apples of the cheeks. Highlight cheeks using MAC’s Dancing Light loose beauty powder with the 129 or 187 brush (a stippling brush will give you more control and allow you to build up and not overdo it). Apply on cheekbones, swipe gently across forehead, and tap lightly on the chin.
Even though the lips are stunning, we cannot keep our eyes off her… eyes! Using the 249 brush, apply MAC’s Silverstroke fluidline all over lid–this is your base–so you can already see the pop of silver. Pick up a touch of MAC’s Crystal Avalanche and apply to the inner portion of the lid using the 239, and be sure to apply to the inner tearducts, as well, so you really get that pop of silvery white. With the 239, dab a touch of MAC’s Silver Ring eyeshadow to the middle of lid, and don’t put it away, because we’ll be using it shortly. Apply MAC’s Carbon eyeshadow using a separate 239 brush (we advise getting a duplicate shadow brush, whether it be a cheap brush or high-end, for dark colors like Carbon) to the outer lid and outer crease. Also, gently tug it just under your outer lower lash line–only a smidge. Using Silver Ring again, apply it to the crease area with the 224 brush, dusting it lightly into it. Finish the shadows off by applying MAC’s Shroom eyeshadow underneath the brow to highlight and blend the grayish smoky eye gradually. Apply a thin line of MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline to upper lash line and bottom lash line. Complete the look by adding MAC’s #6 lashes for rich black, ultra long lashes.
Panettiere’s lips are easily duplicated; they are not a true, fire-engine red–you can see just a touch of berry undertones. We vote for MAC’s New York Apple lipstick applied precisely with a lip brush (316) and topped with MAC’s Russian Red lipglass for high sheen, pouty red-berry lips. While we really do think this berry lipstick, ultra red gloss combination will do it for you, if you’re wary, try MAC’s Dubonnet lipstick topped with Russian Red lipglass instead (and hey, it’s not a bad combination to be aware of!).