Friday, October 30, 2009
Lauren Conrad at the Avon Hope Honors Gala: Forties Glam With A Modern Twist
On Tuesday night in NYC, Lauren Conrad attended the Avon Hope Honors Benefit on behalf of the m.powerment campaign, her philanthropic initiative with mark. Cosmetics dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence. Lauren wanted a retro look, reminiscent of Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake and here's exactly how I created her Forties glam, using all mark. products:
Face: For a perfectly-polished complexion, I evened out Lauren’s skin tone with Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation in Natural, giving her a super-velvety finish. To emphasize the delicate contours of her face, I applied Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder starting in the hollow of her cheeks, then directly under her cheekbones, up to her temples, across her hairline and under her jaw line. I then swirled Good Glowing Custom Pick Powder Blush in Star Glo on the apples of her cheeks for a subtle rosy glow.
Eyes: Lauren loves her signature winged-out black liquid liner look which I amped up tonight by drawing Get In Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner in Painted Black a little thicker in the outer corners of her eyes. I then coated her lashes in Make It Big Lash Plumping Mascara in Raven for thickness and length and added individual lashes (4 smalls and 6 mediums on each eye) to complete the look.
Lips: I gave Lauren a classic red old-Hollywood pout with Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip Color in Wave, a true Hollywood red that is warm enough to look gorgeous on everyone. To properly set the color to last all evening, I dipped a cotton swab in Matte-nificent Oil-Absorbing Powder in Natural Buff and carefully traced the outer rims of the lips. For that final touch of extra impact and depth, I added a dab of Belle of the Ball Lip Balm in Sheer Red in the center of the lips with my finger.
All photos courtesy of WireImage and mark. Cosmetics.
- Amy Nadine
- Amy Nadine has worked on Lauren Conrad, Krysten Ritter, Rachel Bilson, Whitney Port, Kate Bosworth, George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Patrick Dempsey, Khloe Kardashian & Geoffrey Rush, among others. Her work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Seventeen, Glamour, Teen Vogue & Nylon, to name a few. In 2010 she headed up the make-up department for L!fe Happens & in 2009 she developed two lip glosses for Mark Cosmetics after doing Lauren Conrad’s beauty campaigns for the brand. Amy Nadine is also the co-founder of www.thebeautydepartment.com. She prides herself in being an expert in her field, always studying color trends, cosmetics formulations… anything & everything make-up-related, & pinches herself daily that she’s having a career out of one of her greatest passions.