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How-To: Leighton Meester's Cool-Toned Makeup

On Sunday, actress Leighton Meester attended the Henri Bendel and YSL Beaute celebration of Gossip Girl, season 2. Leighton keeps her look in the purple color family — and I can't help but love how her light lilac eyeshadow and soft magenta lips complement the color of her dress. The addition of a sun-kissed bronzer and a small burst of turquoise in her earrings complete this cool-toned look.

For a complete how-to, check out my suggestions below:

  • FACE: Keep the foundation light and illuminating with a tinted moisturizer such as Stila's Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer ($32). To play up the bright-eye area, try a highlighter like Smashbox's Photo Op Under Eye Brightener ($18).
  • CHEEKS: To achieve a rosy-bronzed look, try a bronzing duo. Use the brown shade to create depth on the cheeks, forehead, and above the brows; and the rosy pink shade on top to create a fresh flush. Try Laura Mercier's Bronzing Duo ($32) in Pink Bronze.
  • EYES: For your liner, try a rich chocolate brown like CoverGirl's Brow & Eye Makers Brow Shaper and Eyeliner ($3) in Midnight Brown. Lightly line the entire lower lash line. For the top lash line, only line the outer corners, keeping the inner corners free for the application of shadow. For the shadows, I like Vincent Longo's Eyeshadow Trio — One, Two, Three ($30) in Autumn Rhythm, which comes with three shades: pinkish lavender, warm lavender, and warm eggplant purple. Sweep the lightest shade of lavender on your lids. Next, blend the deeper shades together in the crease area, concentrating on the outer lids for depth.
  • LIPS: For glossy lips with a light magenta pink tone, try Shiseido's The Makeup Automatic Lip Crayon ($22) in LC10.


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genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Love her but I think she's wearing too much bronzer in this pic
GossipGal13 GossipGal13 8 years
Gorgeous!, she`s my girl.
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 8 years
I like this look! A little glam and a little natural in one!
Cwinche Cwinche 8 years
I love her but I don't think it is that great of a picture of her. She is so much prettier on the screen than in stills!
sewingmema sewingmema 8 years
What a great group of prizes.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I am another one who finds her completely unattractive. No matter what kind of awesome makeup may be on her face.
uilq uilq 8 years
she looks so sweet and beautiful.
tiggles101 tiggles101 9 years
I don't like the tan.
traceyu10 traceyu10 9 years
I love her--she is beautiful
dellashley dellashley 9 years
I actually did the make up for this party with Bendels on Leighton. Thanks for the nice comments, but all the make-up is actually YSL. She has on Eye shadow Mondrian palette #1(pink all over the lid, brown in the crease, fuschia in the corner, liner smudged with charcoal) Faux cils mascara in black. Top secret primer. Perfect touch foundation in #7. Blush #11 to contour, blush #2 on apples of cheeks. Rouge Volupte #14 on lips with a touch of golden gloss #11. And touche eclat of course under the eye. Dell Ashley YSL National Make-up Artist. (Any questions ask me
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
I love this and I love her - she's so gorgeous...
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
b!tch. She is so fk'n pretty.
xrawk_starrx xrawk_starrx 9 years
I think she's gorgeous.
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
i like all but the eyebrows...thats what combs are for...
any any 9 years
dootsie... you're not the only one! jejej i dont see the appealing on her and Blake :S
dootsie dootsie 9 years
I must be the only person in the world who thinks she's unattractive.
emalove emalove 9 years
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
She is pretty! She reminds me of Emmy Rossum.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
That is a nice look.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 9 years
This is a lovely look! Thanks for the how-to tips Bella.
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