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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,


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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Shannolyn Shannolyn 8 years
Aw, I think she's a good actress. I really liked her in 'All The Real Girls'.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz bland...
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Adore Zooey!
emalove emalove 8 years
I'm a huge fan of hers too, sarahPUFFY...I just adore her. She's the cutest. And I love She & Him--"Why Do You Let Me Stay Here" is my current Myspace profile song!
xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
I'm a huge fan of hers. Have you seen the music video for "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" Its bitchin!
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
i think her eyelashes look clumpy. are they fake?
chancleta chancleta 8 years
Ok TinMan was awful but she's normally quite good
myystque myystque 8 years
It looks like the lashes on her left eye are all clumped together. I wouldn't want mine to look like that.
details2 details2 8 years
oh my god - TIN MAN WAS THE WORST!!! Did you see Hitchhicker's Guide - she was awful!
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 8 years
Totally agree with you! She was horrible in TinMan, but she's so darn cute.
details2 details2 8 years
oh...She's a terrible actress - but she's ADORABLE. I love her style... but watching her on screen makes me want do die... she's so boring and monotone and detached from anything that's actually happening in the scene!!!! The only movie that I liked her in was Almost Famous (i love that movie sooo much)- because she's in it for 10 minutes... and she doesn't have to do anything but have gorgeous blue eyes... Sorry for the rant - she's gorgeous, I love her style, I love looking at pictures of her in fashion magazines...but god she's a horrible actress. I'm going to hell aren't I?
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