Monday, January 9, 2012

Today I Like ... Downton Abbey Makeup

 If you've watched "Downton Abbey" (and hopefully you caught the season 2 premiere last night!), no doubt you've wondered how the ladies can look so rosy and lovely and yet seem to wear no make-up.

The no-makeup makeup routine, as we know, isn't easy to pull off. The most important key is a pretty porcelain complexion, maintained with sunscreen and moisturizer.

I was happy to read a bit about how the actresses get made-up in this interview with make-up artist Anne Oldham in Vogue

She said the key is: natural, but lightly groomed eyebrows; no eye shadow on the lids; luminous foundation; and rosy cheeks and lips. 

Get the Look
Downton Abbey Makeup

Oldham recommended a few of these items, and I added a couple I would use in the day-to-day wearing of this look. Left to right, clockwise: Stila "Crush" lip stain and cheek stain; Laura Mercier hydratint in rose; Stila convertible color in Petunia; Tarte cheek stain in Flush; Trish McEvoy eye brightener in Shell; DiorShow brown mascara; Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation; and Smashbox Photo Finish primer.

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