The expectations are high when you're walking the red carpet at the Met Costume Institute Ball, but Ashley Greene hit her "mark" in gorgeous glowing style. When you're walking down the aisle, think of it as your red carpet. Makeup Artist Julie Harris tells us how.
Once a year the hottest celebs and cream of the fashion flock gather to pay tribute to the Metropolitan Costume Institute at its glittering gala. Striking young actress Ashley Greene, most notably of Twilight fame and now mark cosmetics brand ambassador, worked the red carpet like a seasoned pro.
A white Donna Karan Atelier gown flowed flawlessly over Greene's lithe curves. The light touch of silver beading was accented only with a shiny silver clutch and diamond drop earrings. Her look was simple, modern and fresh--one that holds universal appeal for all brides-to-be.
For her beauty look, Makeup Artist Julie Harris put all the emphasis on Greene's eyes while keeping the rest of her makeup fresh and light. With her dark, raven hair and beautiful white dress you don't need to add much to make it dramatic. Harris elaborates, "I was inspired to keep Ashley's flawless skin beautiful and glowy, and to focus the makeup on her eyes to compliment the Grecian nature of her gorgeous white Donna Karan Atelier column."
Harris prepped Greene's skin with mark Primed for Perfection Face Primer. Jennifer Masci, mark's Director of Beauty Product Development, weighed in on the power of primers, "The great thing about Primed for Perfection is that it creates a smooth, matte canvas to help makeup last all day. It also visibly minimizes pores and improves skin's appearance by scattering light." It is the must-have beauty product, period.
Post-primer, Harris applied a thin coat of mark Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation to enhance her skin tone along with touches of mark Conceal For Real Long-Lasting Hook Up Concealer. Masci loves Conceal for Real, "It's a great flaw fixer. It delivers long lasting, buildable coverage while looking natural. It's also oil-free, non-greasy and won't ever smudge off your skin."
Adding color and dimension to the face, Harris explains, "For a dewy glow, I highlighted Ashley's brow bones, cheek bones, nose and inner eyes with mark Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes. Next, I swept mark Good Glowing Mosaic Blush Custom Color Palette in Chica along her cheekbones and Good Glowing Custom Pick Powder Blush in After Glo on the apples of her cheeks. I set the look with a hint of mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder to the high points of her face to give it a hint of warmth."
Going for a pretty, neutral lip, Harris applied mark Lip Click Full Color Lipstick in Baby Luv with a bit of mark Gloss On Lip Gloss in Sunset Beach for a little extra shine.
Since Greene's eyes got all the attention, Harris explained, "I started by smudging mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Industria close to her lash line to add some definition. Next, I blended mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Minx onto her lid and shaded with Plum Velvet in her crease and outer corner using a small fluff brush for that soft smudge effect. I curled Ashley's lashes with mark Make Me Lash Eyelash Curler and finished by applying three coats of mark All You Want High-Volume Mascara in Black to her top lashes and one to her bottom lashes."
When you're walking down the aisle, think of it as your red carpet--you'll want to look as smashing as Greene. And as she proves here, a long white dress doesn't necessarily need a lot of bells and whistles, just the perfectly pitched hair and makeup.
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