Get Gorgeous/ Cosmetics
Kristin Booker • February 27, 2012

Best of Red Carpet Beauty: Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose Byrne in NARS Cosmetics

Two of my favorite things together – red carpet beauty and one of my favorite makeup brands ever in the history of man, NARS Cosmetics. NARS artists worked their magic on two ladies at the Academy Awards last night: Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose Byrne. Let’s break down these gals’ lovely looks and how you can get the same:


A golden Gwyneth Paltrow. Image courtesy of NARS Cosmetics.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Celebrity Makeup Artist: Leslie Lopez
Concept for the look: “It’s elegantly bronzed. The dress made such a statement but it also had no color, so we needed to create a makeup look that complemented the dress still sophisticated enough for the red carpet. I really loved the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer because it gave her a sun-kissed look to her skin, perfect against a white dress!”

Get the Look:
Face, Neck and Decollete: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 PA +++. For a flushed glow on the face, pat NARS Super Orgasm Illuminator onto the apples of your cheeks.
Eyes: Use the champagne side of NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow on the eyelid for a pop of gold, followed by a brown liquid eyeliner along the lashline. Finish the look with NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.
Lips: NARS Odalisque Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

Ravishing Rose Byrne. Image courtesy of NARS Cosmetics.

Rose Byrne
Celebrity Makeup Artist: Maude Laceppee
Concept for the look: “Her dress was like a piece of jewelry, so we wanted glamorous and sexy but minimal. It’s really elegant and modern. We wanted the skin to look transparent but radiant, so the new tinted moisturizer produces that effect. It’s super light but easy to blend for as much coverage as you want or need. It’s a beautiful veil on the skin for a perfect red carpet glow.”

Get the Look:
Face: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 PA +++. Use Cle de Peau concealer to hide any blemishes or imperfections. Blend well with a makeup sponge or a brush for even coverage. Use NARS Blush in Gaiety on the apples of the cheeks for a gorgeous flush.
Eyes: Use NARS Lhasa Single Eyeshadow for the basis of the eye, then blend NARS Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow onto the outer corners. Finish the look with NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.
Lips: NARS Bilbao Lipstick

What did you think? Will you try this look for your next big night on the town?


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