“Salma’s makeup look was directly inspired by her dress,” said NARS Makeup Artist Matthew Vanleeuwen. “She chose a very neutral colored dress and wanted to make sure her makeup look would pop. I made her eyes the focus and added a lot of rich, jewel skin tones and fresh color to her cheeks and lips. Her look was very classic and chic, with some modern textures.”
Below is Matthew’s step-by-step to recreate Salma’s look:
Eyes: Apply China Blue Single Eyeshadow to top and bottom lash line (Matthew’s tip: “I love using navy colors because they make the whites of the eyes pop.”) Next, use Corfu Cream Eyeshadow as a base, all over eyelid. Use the golden champagne side of Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow on lid. Then, use Bengali Single Eyeshadow all along the lash line, rubbing it into the lash line, deepening the outer corner of the eye, creating shading. Curl the eyelashes and apply 2 coats of Black Orchid Mascara on lashes. Go back over top lash line with Night Clubbing Eyeshadow and use what is left on the brush under the eye to define it (Matthew’s tip: “This shade is perfect to create a smokey eye – it gives a rich sparkle at the lash line with undertones of green and gold.”)
Blush: Apply Desire Blush to the apple of cheeks. (Matthew’s tip: “I use a powder brush to apply blush. I find that a bigger brush makes a much softer wash of color.”) Next, use Laguna Bronzer with short, back and forth stokes from the back of cheekbone forward, to blend.