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Michelle Trachtenberg’s makeup look

How-To: Michelle Trachtenberg’s Costume Gala Glow

If there was one secret that Gossip Girl could reveal, I wish it would be about Michelle Trachtenberg's skincare regimen. At the Costume Institute Gala, her face was blemish-free. She looked like a Botticelli portrait with her smooth, ivory skin and rosebud lips and cheeks.

If you are interested in creating this makeup look at home, here are a few product and application suggestions for you.

To find out more about Michelle's eyes, lips and cheeks,


  • CHEEKS: Then, apply a creamy reddish-pink blush such as Becca Beach Tint softly to your cheekbones and blend well. Only use a little bit — the idea is to create a natural-looking flush, not to define your cheekbones.
  • EYES: For this look, the eyes need to be defined, but soft. Start by sweeping a champagne shadow over the entirety of your lids. Next, apply a shimmery brown shadow to the crease. Then, blend a peachy shadow (great for blue eyes) over the brown to soften the brown. I really like Smashbox's Eye Shadow Trio in for this look. Next, use the champagne shadow and add it to the 'inner v' of your eyes, extending the shadow halfway in on both eyes (using thin brush). Line eyes with a black liquid liner, add false lash pieces on the outer lashes and finally, apply two coats of mascara.
  • LIPS: Lastly, apply a light berry stain to your lips such as Stila's Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain and top it off with a shiny, clear gloss.
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