I May Try to Morph into Taylor Swift Using These Tips from Her Makeup Artist

Posted 04/02/12 at 10:57AM by Audrey Fine

Once again, Taylor Swift was the big winner at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For the second year running America's musical sweetheart picked up "Entertainer of the Year" accolades and she also won the "Fan Favorite" award. (The night's only bummer, the fact that her date, cancer-stricken teen, Kevin McGuire, had gotten too sick to attend the festivities.)

Swift's look last night came courtesy of makeup artist Lorrie Turk who tells me that "since she was accepting [her Entertainer of the Year] award from the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, it was important that when she looks at a photo of this moment 25 years from now, the makeup look would stand the test of time."

Here's how Turk made sure it would:

"Her classically-styled dress by Maria Lucia Hohan was neutral in color so we opted for a bright coral lip and a pretty flushed cheek for a pop of color," says Turk.

Face: "I first brushed on COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, $10, only where needed so Taylor's beautiful complexion would show through. I then brushed on COVERGIRL Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush in Peach Perfection, $5.49, to add to her natural flush."

Eyes: "I applied the lightest color in the COVERGIRL Exact Eyelights Eyeshadow quad in Vibrant Browns, $7.49, from lashline to brow bone and used the bronze color in the crease to warm up Taylor's eyes and make their blue stand out. I then smudged COVERGIRL Exact Eyelights Eyeliner in Vibrant Pearl, $6.99, a rich black color, along her top lashline and used Radiant Sapphire on the lower lashline. I finished the eyes by brushing on loads of COVERGIRL LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara in Very Black, $7.99, on the upper and lower lashes."

Lips: "Using a lip brush, I applied COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick Lipcolor in Cheeky, $7.99."

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