Earlier this week Thandie Newton showed up at the premiere for her new movie, Run Fat Boy, Run, looking downright glowing. Her subtle eye makeup, rosy cheeks, and pretty smile are perfect for Spring, and since you all seem to be fans of this look, I thought I would show you some quick and easy steps you can follow to get it at home.
To see my tips for re-creating Thandie's look,
- Face: Thandie has beautiful skin, but that doesn't mean she hasn't had a little help looking flawless underneath those flashbulbs. You will need to choose a medium-to-full coverage foundation, and Cover Girl Queen Collection Oil Free Moisturizing Makeup ($7) in Classic Bronze would match Thandie's complexion perfectly. Brighten your complexion by dabbing a highlighting concealer like Stila Illuminating Concealer ($22) in Bronze under your eyes, brow bone, on your chin, and in the middle of your forehead, blending outward.
- Eyes: Thandie's eye makeup is simple. Start by applying a light gold, shimmery shadow over the entire lid, like Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($16) in Midnight Cowgirl. Add depth and a bit of smokiness by blending a charcoal shade on the outer third of the lid, as well as right under the eye. Try Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow ($20) in Ir Black. Finish by lining the upper eye and the outside corner of the inner rims with a jet-black liquid liner, like Sephora Brand Long Lasting Liner ($10) in Black.
- Cheeks: The centerpiece of Thandie's look comes from her perfectly rosy cheeks. To get a flushed glow like hers, start with a cream blush in a bright coral-rose shade, like Paula Dorf Cheek Color Cream ($20) in Dollface. Smile, then with either a tapered makeup sponge or your fingers, rub the blush onto the apples of your cheeks, blending outward towards the top of your ears. To set the color and really make it pop, sweep a complementary shade of blush on top, like Jane Blushing Cheeks Powder Blush ($3.50) in Blushing Glow.
- Lips: The lip shade used on Thandie just barely enhances her natural lip color. I suggest using a matte lipstick in a pinky-neutral shade, like CoverGirl TruShine Lip Color ($6) in Blushberry Shine. Finish by dabbing a bit of clear gloss in the center of your lower lip, and you'll be good to go!