Inspiration: American Hustle Makeup

Inspiration: American Hustle Makeup

American Hustle Makeup

In honor of Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards, we’re pulling inspiration from one of the most exciting films of the year – American Hustle. We already gave you the tools to recreate the hair, now it’s time for some tips on duplicating that glamourous makeup. Here, celebrity makeup artist Dawn Broussard (she’s worked with Emma Roberts and Milla Jovovich) breaks down the American Hustle face.

“This look had a 70’s appeal, that natural vibe while still living in the glamour of the moment. This color combination is inspired from the glamour of the era yet wearable for the modern day appeal.

First start by prepping the skin with Cle de Peau Beaute Gentle Balancing Lotion. This helps balance out the skin tone and create a seamless canvas for application.

Using the Beauty Blender makeup sponge, apply Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation for light and natural coverage. This product builds easily to medium or full coverage. Prep the upper eyelid with Koh Gen Do Moisture Concealer dabbed on lightly with fingertips. Also use this product to conceal the under eye area and any other problem areas on the face.

Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystic Eyes is the perfect color combo to achieve that 70’s feel. It has the deep chocolate brown which I like to use around the upper and lower lash line continuing with the color into the outer crease for depth. Mixing the pink and light bronze shades across the upper lid gives a sheer color which balances out the look. I use the silver in the inner corners of the eye to add brightness. Another option if your feeling a bit more dramatic is the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition, more heavily pigmented shades for an evening look. Nars Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner in 47th Street (a black eyeliner with silver shimmer) is used to line the upper and lower lash line extended out from the corners a bit to create a elongated affect. To create defined, thick and longs, I like to use Chanel Inimitable Intense in Noir, or Brun for a softer look.

The heavy cheek contour was a staple yet for an everyday look try a softer, well-blended technique with Hourglass Crème to Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset. Use the bronze for a light contour under the cheekbone area and the sheer rose shade directly above.

The lip color can contrast the look one way or another, by using a nude or berry tone. Try Tarte Lipsurgance Power Pigment in Exposed or Natural Beauty.”

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  • Malvika

    Great post! I love this look – the eye makeup is stunning.

    Malvika
    http://dreaminginluxe.blogspot.co.uk/

  • gena

    Such a great article! will try this look asap!

  • Michelle

    Love the 70″s and these are such great product tips! Going to get now!

  • Eva

    Amazing product choices. Thanks for the tips!

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