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How-To: Zooey Deschanel's Simply Pretty Makeup

How-To: Zooey Deschanel's Simply Pretty Makeup


Don't you want to be friends with Zooey Deschanel? She's a good actress, she's in a band, and she always shows off great style. I love how she always looks like a cool girl you'd see in real life, especially because I doubt she has a giant glam squad.

Getting her look isn't hard to do at all, and it works equally well for work, school, or a low-key night out. For my tips on recreating this look at home, read more.

Skin: Start with a medium-coverage foundation; a friend recently used Shu Uemura Face Architect ($42) for her wedding, and she loved how it has a natural look with a semi-matte finish. Use concealer on any dark circles or blemishes. Follow by applying a shimmer-free peachy blush such as MAC Powder Blush ($18) in Melba to the apples of your cheeks.

Eyes: Think simple! Apply a light, slightly shimmery beige shadow on the eyelid. I recommend Stila Shadow ($18) in Wheat — it's one of those neutrals that goes with everything and brightens the eye area in general. Then, curl your top lashes (here's how) and give them one or two coats of black volumizing mascara. Both Givenchy Volum'Eyes and Cover Girl Lash Blast are great for this; be sure to get the wand close to the lash line, then gently wiggle it upward. Zooey's bottom lashes also have a bit of mascara, but you may not need it in real life; if you do, though, one light coat will suffice.

Lips: Use a lip liner to outline and fill in the lips. (Almay Ideal Lip Liner ($6.74) in Pink should do the trick.) Keep a clear lip balm or gloss with you to add shine if you want, but don't worry about keeping things perfect. Part of this look's charm is its lack of fussiness!

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