For the February cover of Regard Magazine, actress Katie Cassidy turns up the smoldering factor tenfold. And while it's the Arrow actress's dark, diffused smoky eye that's the focal point of the look, we can't but help be a little jealous of her flawless complexion. Celebrity hair and makeup artist Valerie Noble reveals her no-fail formulation for impeccable-looking skin, along with the complete breakdown of Katie's cover-girl look, when you read more.
Complexion: "I am in love with the skin-perfecting effects of BB cream, and love to mix Smashbox's Camera Ready BB Cream in Light/Medium ($39) with HD Healthy FX foundation in Light L2 ($39) for a smooth and even complexion," Noble explains. To set, Noble dusted a perfecting powder on Katie's skin.
Eyes: After sweeping a shimmery burnt orange shadow onto Katie's lids, Noble applied the Roast shade, a reddish-brown with gold flecks, from the six-color Pop Op Eye Shadow Palette in Smokebox II ($39) on Katie's creases. Alabaster, a matte bisque, was brushed under the brows, while Black Currant, a suede plum, was smoothed along the outer corners of Katie's lash lines. For an even smokier feel, Noble recommends lining the top and bottom of the eyes with Onyx, a matte jet black. "Then, smudge a little Black Currant shadow over the bottom lash line with a small shadow brush to set and soften the smoky look," she says.
Cheeks and Lips: "For the cheek, I used my favorite blush and bronzer duo by Nars in Orgasm/Laguna ($41)." Apply the bronzer portion on the bottom of the cheek to contour, followed by the blush over the entire cheek. Finish with a nude lip pencil and a touch of gloss.