Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The Only In A Woman’s World campaign definitely has a bit of a theme — making your crazy-busy life easier. Why not streamline your beauty routine and still look gorgeous? (At least, when you’re pressed for time and can’t spend a half hour on your makeup!)

At the MTV Movie Awards, Vanessa Hudgens looked head-to-toe gorgeous, and her look was extremely subtle–very natural–very your-skin-but-better kind of a look. Here’s how I would recreate it…

Face: Use a liquid luminizer like MAC Strobe Cream and mix with your moisturizer or foundation. If you use a liquid foundation, I’d definitely recommend mixing it with the foundation. If you’re more of a powder girl, opt to mix it with your moisturizer prior to foundation application. This will help give you that all over glow without looking shimmery! Conceal any necessary areas like undereyes with your favorite concealer, and then apply your foundation. Lightly brush cheeks with a light sweep of bronzer, just on the apples, to add a touch of glow and bronzy color. If you feel too fair for bronzer, try a light dusting of a pastel pink, just so it looks like a natural flush. Set face with a loose, transparent powder. Mist with a spritz of water (or you can use a fixing/setting spray) to make sure there’s no powdery finish.

Lips: Take a sheer, baby pink gloss (I like NARS’ Turkish Delight), and apply to lips for an effortless look. For a longer wearing lip, first apply a layer of soft pink lipstick (I like MAC Hue or Plink!), then top with the milky pink gloss. You can choose your pink to be cool or warm toned, depending on your skin tone, to make it look more natural.

Eyes: Use a mascara that separates and adds length, to give you longer, wispy-looking lashes. Try black-brown or soft black for a less intense look than traditional ultra black mascaras. Lightly lay down a wash of a just-browner-than-your-skintone brown shadow on the lid. Tightline with a black kohl, and gently line the lower waterline with a brown liner.


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21 thoughts on “Get the Look: Vanessa Hudgens

  1. Jennifer

    isnt she wearing a bit of gold eyeshadow on her bottom lashline?

    • hi

      She is! I think it would be WAY easy to copy her eye look using MAC products: Espresso (muted reddish brown matte) over Embark (true reddish brown matte) all over the lid, Malt (pinky beige matte) to blend and highlight, Graphblack technakohl (black kohl) on upper lashline smudged and to tightline, Graphblack on lower waterline/lashline smudged, and a soft line of Wookwinked (antique gold shimmer) on lower lashline with Dazzle Lash mascara (black one, not brown one) (lengthening/curling black mascara) on lashes to finish. LIGHT layer of MAC’s Matte Bronze bronzer (golden tan matte) on apples of cheeks, with C-Thru (sheer glossy nude) lipglass on lips. Finished! That really IS easy..

    • It looks a bit more brown to me, but gold would be pretty, too!

  2. nicole

    i love vanessa (:
    thanks for this!

  3. Michelle

    I saw this exact photo in a magazine and her makeup artist used Neutrogena products on her. I went out and bought them, and wasn’t thrilled with the products. So thank you for the other suggestions! I think this is a gorgeous, natural look!

  4. nicole

    Christine, what is a good MAC dupe for Turkish Delight?

  5. jenny

    i cant get over how gorgeous her skin looks in this pic. like its been airbrushed

  6. Cristalle

    pretty vanessa !!! So gorgeous (=

  7. AHHHHH LOVE ITTTTT! your-skin-but-better look = perfect description =D

  8. Tiera

    love it but how can we women of color get this look with out air brush, and yes I do have an airbrush machine from dinair makeup but it makes you look to porcelain to me…. I’m thinking about switching to liquid foundation and wearing a light color lip stick