For the recent 2013 LACMA Art and Film Gala in Los Angeles, CA, celebrity makeup artist Kinzee Kubek created a dramatic, bold look for actress Camilla Belle. Kubek not only drew attention to Belle's eyes and lips, but also made sure to underscore the importance of perfect skin. According to Kubek, "Skin, is so important! You always want to start with a clean, blank canvas, that’s well hydrated. Not only does it bring the skin to life, but it also helps maintain the integrity of the makeup. So before I applied any color, I first moisturized Camilla’s skin with a light veil of Dr. Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator."
The Makeup Breakdown:
"First I applied Laura Mercier concealer to the under eye, in the color SC-1. Then, with a foundation brush, I built up an even base of Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, in the color, 5.75. After applying both the concealer and foundation, with a wet beauty blender sponge, I went back and gently blended the makeup so that there was a seamless even finish. Then [I added] just a few dots of Smashbox photo op to highlight [Camilla] where the light catches. This was applied to the top of her cheekbones. The powder I chose to use was from Makeup Forever, called HD powder (make sure to thoroughly blend this powder, or it’ll show up on camera)."
"For eyes, I applied a light layer of Marc Jacobs eyeshadow (a light color), from the Style Eye-Con #7 eyeshadow palette. A sleek, slightly winged out liquid liner, finished the eye. For that I used Chanel, ÉCRITURE DE CHANEL AUTOMATIC LIQUID EYELINER in black. Finishing off with final touches, I applied two layers of Armani Eyes To Kill mascara, in black."
"To give Camilla a slight definition to her naturally beautiful bone structure, I applied Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder, to subtly contour her cheekbones. On the apples of the cheeks, I applied Chanel powder blush in the color 68 Rose Ecrin."
"For her lip color, I chose a new lipstick from the fall 2013 NARS collection, which is a matte lipstick, in the color La Paz."
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