Rachel Bilson: Beauty Look of the Week


Rachel Bilson

Who: Rachel Bilson

Where: Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

Why we like it: It's not very often we see a look where the cheeks are the defining feature. Even though she's sporting a heavy metallic eye, her hooded lids only allow a small amount of it to show, which leads your attention to other areas of the face. 

How to get it at home: In order to get Rachel's healthy glow without a lot of shine, apply Laura Mercier's new Foundation Primer – Radiance $30 for a subtle lift under your foundation. Follow it with a lighter foundation such as NARS' Sheer Matte Foundation $42, which will let your natural skin texture shine through. Finish your base with a light dusting of Make Up For Ever's HD Microfinish Powder $20. 

Rachel's brows aren't filled in, they're only groomed; a practice which is emerging as a big trend on the red carpet. Get the look with a clear product such as Anastasia's Brow Gel $21. Start your eyes with a primer such as Urban Decay's Primer Potion $19 which will give you a solid base for your shadow to stick on. With a fluffy brush, apply a bone or other cream shadow all over the lid and up to the brow bone. Next, with a damp eyeshadow brush, press on a gunmetal toned glitter shadow such as Pistol, which features in the new Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette $50, ensuring that you get the product all over the lid and close to the lashline. With a clean crease brush, blend the shadow up into the crease for a soft line. Next, using Tarte's EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eyeliner $18, line the upper and lower waterlines and blend slightly below the lower lash line. Finish your eyes with a coat of volumizing mascara and a set of half lashes placed towards the outer corner of the eye. 

To get Rachel's flushed cheek, apply MAC's Cremeblend Blush in Posey $19.50 with a brush or your fingertips. Be sure to blend well and if you've applied too much, just sweep your foundation brush across it and the residual product should blend it in. Lastly, finish off your look with a peachy-pink gloss such as Buxom's Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Bunny $18.

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