GIRL CRUSH: Rachel McAdams

GIRL CRUSH: Rachel McAdams

I ADORE Rachel McAdams. I mean, how could you not? From Mean Girls to The Notebook (swoon) to every role she’s played since, Rachel has stolen the screen with her beautiful looks and free spirit!

While in Cannes promoting her upcoming film projects, Rachel’s been seen in a variety of different dresses – and faces. From more modern lips and hair to a throwback to Old Hollywood glamour, her sister and makeup artist Kayleen McAdams has been on hand to work her magic.

My favorite look thus far: The glamour girl from Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris Premiere. Rachel looks like a true movie star with that gorgeous, smoky eye and I’m loving a little Veronica Lake exaggerated side-part with a fluffy curl….


“For the Midnight in Paris premiere, the hair was 40’s inspired and was an inspiration for the makeup in that I wanted to go the opposite in style from the hair. Rachel’s hair is a gorgeous shade of blonde right now so I chose to do a bronzy sun kissed surfer girl glow. This look was all about warm, healthy looking skin and a fresh glow to go against the strong hair and the strong structure of the dress.” – Kayleen McAdams

Get the Look:

“Again I used Cle de Peau Cream Foundation, Amazing Concealer, and MAC Pressed Powder for a flawless complexion.  This time we wanted to go with a more dramatic eye, and keep the lips natural.  I lined her eyes with NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios, a shimmery iridescent copper shade.  I then used the burgundy shade from the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Spices all over the lid, and applied two coats of CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Very Black. On the apples of her cheeks, I used NARS Blush in Lustre, a sheer golden apricot shade, and for a sun kissed bronzy look, I used Nuxe Cream Bronzer.  To finish the look and create a soft shimmer, I used a light dusting of Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight.  Finally, on her lips I used NARS Lip Gloss in Belize, a light gloss with just a tiny bit of gold shimmer.” – Kayleen McAdams

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