Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Steal the Look: Padma Lakshmi's Makeup at the Emmy's

Forget the hair and makeup of Heidi Klum and America Ferrera at the Emmy's that have been posted all over beauty blogs...I came across these photos of Padma Lakshmi and in my opinion, she looks the most gorgeous of all the ladies! And I'm not just saying that because she is a fellow desi.

Padma really kicked up her look a notch with the shimmery gold dress, monochromatic bronze makeup and a sleek ponytail. The monochromatic makeup that she wears is super easy to copy and I have the perfect shade of lipgloss to get her bronze lips. I also love that she is wearing her hair up rather than in her trademark waves. To get the look:

Face: Create a perfect canvas for bronzer with concealer and foundation (or tinted moisturizer if you don't need that much coverage) as needed. Dust bronzer (I am currently using Lorac's Bronzer in Warm Glow)on the perimeter of the face, i.e. at the temples down to the cheekbones down to the jawline. Blend bronzer on the cheeks to create dimension on the face. Sweep a little highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones.

Eyes: Eyes are kept simple and monochromatic as well. Dust a bronze shadow such as MAC Shadow in Bronze (or alternatively just use the bronzer as shadow) all over the lids. Finish with a little black eyeliner on the top and/or bottom eyelashes depending on how dramatic you want to go. Complete with black mascara.

Lips: Go for a shiny bronze finish (not matte) so as to prevent the monochromatic look from appearing flat. The bronze lipgloss I love for this look is Chanel's Cristalle Lip Gloss in 22 Cappucino.

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