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How-To: Katie Holmes's Letterman Makeup

How-To: Katie Holmes's Letterman Makeup

The results of your votes are in! More of you wanted to see how to re-create Katie Holmes's makeup than that of Eva Mendes, so I've got some tips for getting her look.

Skin: Use foundation to even out any redness or blotchiness, then spot conceal underneath eyes and any blemishes. Then, use a shimmery highlighter on the apples of cheeks, followed by a sweep of light rose blush. I would try Nars The Multiple ($36) in Maldives to highlight, and L'Oreal Sheer Powder Blush ($4.49) in Sugar 'n Spice.

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Eyes: Katie's eyes are dramatic thanks to thin black eyeliner. Line both top and bottom rims with a black pencil liner, going into the lashline itself. Be sure to use a freshly sharpened pencil so that you get a thin and even line. Use a small eye shadow brush or the pencil's spongy end to soften the line. Next, apply a pinky-champagne shadow from the crease toward the browline, a chocolate-brown shadow on the lid and a mauve shadow in the crease. (This Cargo eye palette ($28) has all of these colors.) Use brushes to softly blend the lighter shades into the darker ones. Follow with a coat or two of black mascara on curled lashes, and if your brows are unruly, use a brow pencil and gel to shape and set them.

Lips: Katie's lips are lined, but really, it's your call as to whether you want to line them. If you do, use a color that's close to your natural lip color. Fill in lips with a creamy rosy-nude color such as Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Tint ($23) in ThelmaCora. Follow with a similarly toned, glitter-free gloss like MAC Lipglass ($14) in Florabundance.


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naomi_x naomi_x 8 years
I loved her eye makeup. =]
lilstacylou lilstacylou 8 years
But Bella, how does her skin look so matte???
bellakitten bellakitten 8 years
Two words: Stepford Wife
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 8 years
Very pretty.
Tinybubbles_21 Tinybubbles_21 8 years
I like it, but as a latin chic i'd love to see Eva's!! Her look is so natural and chic!
caligirl101 caligirl101 8 years
natural and pretty
0danielle0 0danielle0 8 years
Eyeliner tip- don't try to do the whole line in one shot. Do short little dashes with a freshly-sharpened pencil, then blend. Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in black is nice and soft (texture-wise,) and it lasts all day, even in your water line. :)
omorris omorris 8 years
She is so pretty.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Nothing too special too much...I am sure many women already wear their day-to-day make-up like this.
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Count me in on the eyeliner help - some days I can pull that off, but others, ouch! lol
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
Ugh, I wish I had a steady hand to pull off her eyeliner. :( Any tips on that, anyone?
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
I like her eye make up! And I have Mac's Florabundance, it's very nice and nude!! :)
ChristineLW ChristineLW 8 years
her face is so luminous, i love the eyes too!
Celebrity Celebrity 8 years
love her eye makeup - i am gonna have to give this look a try!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
This is such a pretty look and really simple to do. Thanks for the great how-to it makes it a lot easier to see exactly what she's wearing.
rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
love it!! Bella, will u also do a tut on Eva's please ;)
shugahxnxspice shugahxnxspice 8 years
i love this look on her! i would try to imitate it but i know it won't turn out half as good on me...
kitkatherine kitkatherine 8 years
oh yay! i love this look. i am actually going to use this tutorial. i hope! i will post pictures when i do!
emalove emalove 8 years
Thanks, Bella! I love her look's classic and pretty. She's such a cute girl.
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I loooove her eye makeup. Thanks for the tutorial!
smileyme smileyme 8 years
i don't like her hair short now but i liked it before.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
This look is really nice on her - I do something similar on a regular basis, for when I feel like adding a small bit of drama to my everyday look. Thanks for this tute!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
I like this look on her. Nothing too crazy, but it's pretty similar to how I did my makeup on NYE.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
loveisinbloom loveisinbloom 8 years
It's such a natural and put together at the same time. Love it!
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