KEIRA KNIGHTLEY looks beyond flawless with her smooth, matte-velvet skin and perfectly pouty lips. Replicate Knightley’s insanely healthy skin by moisturizing face thoroughly before applying foundation. The finish is clearly matte, so we recommend MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid or Make Up Forever’s Mat+ Velvet liquid foundations. Apply dabs of foundation to your cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose using a concealer brush like the 194. Take a fluffy powder or buffer brush and spritz lightly with a mist of water or Fix+, and then use the brush to spread out the dabs of foundation from earlier. If you’re using the buffer brush, make sure to buff in small circles. For a fluffy powder brush, sweep wider circles when you can. For optimal results, set lightly with powder of your choice using a stippling brush like the 187; we want just enough to set the foundation, but we don’t want powder to be apparent. Contour cheeks ever-so-gently using a matte powder that’s a shade or two deeper than your natural skintone using a fluffy angled brush like the 168. Blush cheeks faintly with soft pink blush like MAC’s Desert Rose using the 129 or 150 fluffy powder brushes.
Her sexy, smoldering eyes look wide-open and awake. Apply your eyeshadow base of choice (a cult favorite is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion) all over the lid. With the 239 brush, apply MAC’s Bamboo eyeshadow all over lid, and dab just a touch of it on the inner tearducts. Next, apply MAC’s Woodwinked eyeshadow on the outer edge of the lid, blending softly into the lighter color with the 239. Using the 224, gently tap MAC’s Mulch eyeshadow into the outer crease; blend by softly swishing the brush over the crease area in a horizontal motion. Apply MAC’s Shroom eyeshadow from above the crease to underneath your brow as the brow highlight with the 239. For a highlight, make sure the one you choose is semi-matte or matte, because in this look, subtle shimmer is what it’s all about. With the 219, apply Woodwinked eyeshadow underneath the lower lash line. Apply MAC’s Graphblack technakohl to lower water line, and use a 266 brush with MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline to line upper lashes. Wing the black liner out just slightly for a very subtle cat-eye. Apply several coats of your favorite black mascara to finish the look.
Get Knightley’s deliciously plump lips by first lining lips with MAC’s Amber Ember cremestick liner. Apply MAC’s Hug Me lipstick from the tube or using a lip brush like the 316. Top with MAC’s Underage lipglass or Nice Buzz plushglass to finish your pout with a high glossy sheen.
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