Watch how to get Salma Hayek's simple, yet beautiful red carpet look!
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
Salma Hayek Salma Hayek recently strutted her stuff down the red carpet for the British Fashion Awards, where she played up her natural curves in a fringed Stella McCartney gown and wowed with her effortless makeup. Hayek opted to go very subtle on the eyes and cheeks, while sporting a bright, coral-pink lip. A great pop of color to her black dress; it's the perfect look for holiday daytime fiestas or when you want a clean, yet sophisticated style. Besides, this look is really easy to replicate: just grab your bight pink lipstick, some neutral shadows, and you're ready!
Start off by applying a face primer; I used bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer. Then, apply a matte foundation like bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation. It looks incredibly natural and leaves the skin looking flawless. Use a dense powder brush to buff in the powder like bareMinerals Precision Face Brush. If you need a little extra brightness under the eyes, I suggest using a brightening concealer like bareMinerals Stroke of Light™ Eye Brightener and blending it in with an Eco Tools Bamboo Deluxe Concealer Brush. Salma has very natural brows, so I decided to simply brush them into place with Tweezerman Browmouse.
Get Salma's bright look by watching the tutorial:
Simply elegant eyes
Apply an eyeshadow primer in order to keep your shadows from creasing. I like BUXOM Stick Around™ Eye Primer. Then, select a neutral eyeshadow palette like Mark's Drama Case Eye Shadow and Liner Palette. Then, take an Eco Tools Bamboo Eye Shading Brush, and apply a shimmering cream shadow to the entire eye lid. To give the eye a little more depth, I apply the palette's brown shade to the crease area, and blended it out. For a liner, I used the black powder liner in the palette and lined my upper lash with a wet Real Technique's Fine Liner Brush. To get the most volume from your lashes, curl them first with Tweezerman's Procurl Lash Curler, and then apply your favorite mascara. I like to use BUXOM Lash Mascara.
Choose a peachy pink blush like BUXOM'S True Hue™ Blush in Breathless, and apply it with an Eco Tools Blush Brush. For a little highlight to the face, I used Mark Glowdacious Illuminating Powder and a Real Techniques Setting Brush, placing where I wanted a shimmering glow. For the lips, I took OCC Lip Tar in Trollop, a bright pink coral, and applied with a lip brush . For a little extra shine on top, I used Mark In a Whirl Marbleized Lip Gloss in Coral Cream.