Gorgeous. Striking. Glamorous. Classic. I could go on and on describing about how beautiful Keira Knightly looked at the New York premiere of her new flick Anna Karenina (in theaters this month!). The smoldering lips and navy eyes looked amazing against her black lace gown. I knew this was something you guys would love with the holidays slowly creeping up, so I went straight to Celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee who created the look to get her how-to. Here’s the scoop:
Step 2: Apply a small amount of foundation to even out your skin tone. (Lee used CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15, $45).
Step 3: Rub on a rose pink cream blush to the cheeks to give them a slight flush. If you don’t have one, pink lipstick works just as well — that’s what Lee did (she used CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Caline, $33)!
Step 4: Line your upper lids and swoop out the lash line with a navy pencil (she used Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Midnight, $22). Then blend the line out even further to the corner of your eyes with a dark blue shimmery shadow (Lee used CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Lagons, $58).
Step 5: Dust a nude/ apricot shade on your lids to add depth to the socket (try Benefit Eyeshadow in Nice Melons, $18).
Step 6: Groom your brows with a tinted brow gel (she used Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel, $21) and then perfect them with a brow pencil (Lee used CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Naturel, $29). The trick to making this look natural? Blend it all together using a small angled brush.
Step 7: Curl your lashes, then apply two coats of volumizing mascara (Lee used Le Volume de CHANEL Mascara in Noir, which launches next week here).
Step 8: Dab your lips with a pinky-red to create a stain effect (she used CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Palpitante, $34), then add a coat of a sheer red (Lee swiped on CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipshine in Rebelle, $33) to add a slight sheen to the lips.