Posted by Dawn Davis 01/02/13 at 10:40AM
Even though it's barely February, I'm already dreaming about spring makeup. There's just something so refreshing about soft pastels after a long, dreary season of black and gray.
Thanks to Kate Mara -- and makeup artist Kim Bower -- I now have a very specific look in mind. Mara was breathtaking at the "House of Cards" premiere in Washington D.C. earlier this week, and it was everything I want my makeup to be come April.
Glowing skin and a pop of pink on the cheeks is crucial for this look, and Bower used a trio of skin-perfectors to get this gorgeous glow: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and Murad primer under Giorgio Armani Luminous Skin Foundation. Then, she applied Nars Blush in Luster to the apples of the cheeks.
I also love the way Mara's eyes popped without looking over-done. Bower used black liner on the inner rim and brown liner along the lashes to create definition that wasn't heavy, and then she added Dior eye shadows in shimmering taupe shades. So pretty, right?
Forget April, this is how I'm doing my makeup tomorrow.