Sunday, November 18th, 2007

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT looks like a bronzed goddess with her coppery shadow and matching cheeks. MAC’s Antiqued eyeshadow is a near perfect duplicate for Hewitt’s all-over-lid color in a dark copper color. After applying your favorite eyeshadow base (we know you have one, but if not, try Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, a cult fave), use the 239 to apply Antiqued all over the lid, stopping just above the crease. Using the 219, apply a thin line of Antiqued eyeshadow along the lower lash line. Line lower waterline with a smudge-proof and waterproof black liner, and avoid lining too heavily–stick to the waterline or just beneath it for those with sensitive rims. Get fuller lashes by applying a thin line of MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline along the upper lash line with the 266 angled brush, and be sure to coat lashes several times with a thickening, volumizing black mascara (we like DiorShow for this look). One may always add false lashes to truly open up those peepers, and for that we suggest MAC’s #7 lashes.

Matte skin is in, as they say, for this winter, and the magic of matte skin can be found in MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid liquid foundation. A light to medium coverage liquid foundation that’s blendable, buildable, and most importantly, dries to a gloriously matte finish that isn’t cakey or drying. It is one of my personal favorites in foundations. Dab the foundation on your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin using a concealer or small firm brush like the 194. Spritz a fluffy or buffer brush with water (or Fix+) and then blend out the dabs of foundation your face. The spritz of water moistens your brush and helps achieve a flawless coverage. It also ensures that you get a good even layer, which is essential to having “airbrushed” skin. Hewitt’s bronzed, glowy cheeks can be replicated easily with MAC’s Sunbasque blush, which is a deeper bronze with pink undertones kind of color with a touch of shimmer, but nothing over the top. Apply using a blush brush like the 129 or 150 with a light hand, as this blush is particularly pigmented, and it is easier to build than it is to reduce later on! We think adding MAC’s Drizzlegold loose beauty powder as a cheekbone highlighter will give you the most gorgeous glow. Highlight using a regular blush brush or use a brush like the 188 or 222 for more precise application (the 188 will give you more control over how much, the 222 will give you more control over exactly where).

To temper this bronzed goddess, Hewitt wears a pink lipstick with a layer of peachy gloss to get that high sheen and color. Line lips with MAC’s Pink Treat cremestick liner, which will match our choice of pink lipstick perfectly. MAC’s Sweetie lipstick is a sheer medium-pink that’s flattering nearly universally, and when it is paired with MAC’s Lychee Luxe lipglass, the combination is amazing. Lychee Luxe will add a touch of coral and gold reflects that will shimmer; the lipglass formulation will add the glossy finish we see on Hewitt. Congratulations–you’ve master the art of rich, bronzy beauty!

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9 thoughts on “Celeb-a-Like – Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Makeup in Bronzes and Coppers

  1. Zsofi

    this is very profesioanal,i like this breakdown of her makeup.my favourite part is the foundation-application.

    in my opinion,J.Lo and Beyoncé has always the best makeup.

    Christine,who are Your celebrity makeup heroes?

    • Hi Zsofi! I tried to be thorough :) It’s too bad the foundation application is generally the same for nearly every look, lol!

      I don’t have any celebrity heroes for makeup, actually!

  2. toni

    i like this celeb section its fun seeing you break it all down. what a talent

  3. Jessica

    Hey Christine, I love your site. Do you know of any cremestick liners that would go with Palatial and Star Nova Lustreglasses? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

    • Hi Jessica! Happy to hear it. Since lustreglasses are sheer, I would go with a cremestick liner that is similar to your lips. For me, Pink Treat or Beurre cremestick liners are very close to my natural lip color.

  4. sarah

    Hiya!
    I love her eyeshadow!totally looks gd with her eye colour!
    Great breakdown!
    xoxox

  5. Lesley

    i love this look and thanks for all the detailed info so people can copy. any ideas for the keeley hawes makeup in the no7 adverts? presume its by no7 but would like alternative makes maybe? its the look when shes in protect and perfect and exquisite curl ads – v. natural and pretty.