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How-To: Mary-Kate Olsen's Low-Key Glamour

How-To: Mary-Kate Olsen's Low-Key Glamour

Aww, Mary-Kate! I'm so happy to see how happy and healthy she looked at the Television Critics Association press conference for the new season of Weeds. And I think this pink lipstick makes the most of her features. To find out how to get MK's look, from eyes to nail polish,

  • FACE: After moisturizing skin, apply a small amount of a luminizing lotion (such as Smashbox Artificial Light) to cheeks and temples. If your skin is fantastic already, go on to the next step. The rest of us can use a tinted moisturizer or mineral makeup to create an evenly-complexioned look.
  • CHEEKS:Dot a small amount of a medium pink cream blush on the apples of cheeks. You want to put this over the area where you applied the luminizing lotion, which will add a glow to the color.
  • EYES:Even though you can't see Mary-Kate's eyelids, I'd wager that she's wearing a tawny shimmer eye shadow. With her eyelashes and eyeliner so bold, she needs to balance with more subdued colors. I like the new Stila Mandarin Mist palette, which you could use to gently sweep tones of brown across your lids. Follow by outlining the corner of your eye with a white pencil like Benefit's Mr. Frosty. Line eyes with a brownish-black eyeliner, starting narrow near your inner eye and getting thicker as you move toward the outer corner of your eye. Finish with a generous coat of black mascara such as Dior Diorshow Black Out mascara.
  • LIPS: Look for a light mauve lipstick with a creamy-to-matte finish. I like Nars' Velvet Matte lip pencil because it's easier to control than a traditional lipstick, and it goes on smoothly.
  • NAILS: Mary-Kate went with a bold orangey-red, but she was smart to keep her nails on the short side. I found this shade from OPI, Don't Socra-Tease Me. Great pun, great color.

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thisbulimicwar thisbulimicwar 8 years
i actually bought that nailpolish and its nothing like it looks, it comes out iridescent and nothing like mk's nails. however i did find one thats almost and exact match, its by the brand essie and its called fifth avenue
kgrinn kgrinn 8 years
looking at both mk and a's top and bottom lined eyes, i have a request! my eyes are deepset and close together. i feel like using eye shadow does nothing for me, and under lined eyes definitely isn't good.any tips bella??
kgrinn kgrinn 8 years
looking at both mk and a's top and bottom lined eyes, i have a request! my eyes are deepset and close together. i feel like using eye shadow does nothing for me, and under lined eyes definitely isn't good. any tips bella??
amanda-lee90479 amanda-lee90479 8 years
Any Ideas on how to get the same hairstyle?
PrSiren PrSiren 8 years
she would look 100 times prettier if she showed some teeth. does she actually think that smile makes her look better? i can't stand it. also her posture could improve.
preppygirl5786 preppygirl5786 8 years
looks cute now someone needs to help her fashion and make that a little more low key!
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 8 years
"Low-key"?!? Baahahahaha!
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 8 years
"Low-key"?!? Baahahahaha!
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Love her little red nails against the blue dress! Love her. xo
pinkbubbles pinkbubbles 8 years
i think she looks pretty!
pinkbubbles pinkbubbles 8 years
i think she looks pretty!
alibella alibella 8 years
who would want to look like her? to me, she always looks like a 12 year old who got into her moms makeup and clothes. give me a break.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 8 years
She looks cute!!!
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 8 years
She looks cute!!!
TiKiBoo TiKiBoo 8 years
seriously healthy is hard to do when you have eating disorders - so sending out some positivity is good - go MK
partysugar partysugar 8 years
What about her hair Bella??
partysugar partysugar 8 years
What about her hair Bella??
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 8 years
Something is weird. Her posture is hideous. I love the dress though. I hate the orange nailcolor it reminds me of nickelodean. I hate her hair but i love her makeup. my two cents ;)
HuongStar HuongStar 8 years
She looks beautiful and I love the nail color. Thank you for the links!
vienvien vienvien 8 years
realy don't like the Olsen twins prpbably because they always look unkempt and their style is "boho-chic" that is so unkempt. And to think, they are hailed as "fashion icons"...what?
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
I don't know, something looks off...
Atiyah Atiyah 8 years
People actually want that "look"? WOW.
MissPretty MissPretty 8 years
eww!
MissPretty MissPretty 8 years
eww!
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