Friday, April 15, 2016

How to: Gigi’s red carpet look at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards


Last week Gigi Hadid seriously wowed on the red carpet at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, but for once it wasn’t just her outfit that got the attention but also her flawless beauty look (those faux bangs!)
The person in charge of the model and ‘it’ girl’s shimmering, edgy makeup look was Sarah Tanno for Maybelline New York, who said “we wanted to create a nod to Donatella Versace’s signature black-rimmed eye—but with a twist of neon yellow that makes it punkier.” Anyone that references La Donatella gets a major thumbs up from me - that woman has had a signature look that absolutely works (apart from maybe the Perma Tan Years) and is easily achieved with a little practice.
Combining the unexpected flash of colour with velvety skin, tawny cheeks and demi-matte nude lips, Tanno created a look that was equal parts sophisticated and cool - and completely different from any look the model has gone for on a red carpet before.
For a full ‘how to’ breakdown look no further…
Face: To give the skin a soft semi-matte finish, Tanno applied Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation (RRP$24.99) all over, then added Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer (RRP$19.99) - in a shade slightly lighter than Gigi’s skin tone - down the centre of the nose and under the eyes to brighten.
Blush and contour: Gigi’s stunning bone structure came in to focus thanks to the bronze shade in the Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Contour Face Contouring Pro Palette (RRP$19.99) buffed in to the hollows of the cheeks and temples. Then Tanno captured an ultra-warm flush by applying the blush to the apples and added a wash of the highlighting shade along the high point of the cheekbones.
Brows: For definition, arches were traced with Maybelline New York Eyestudio Brow Pomade Crayon in Blonde (RRP$14.99) before Maybelline New York Eyestudio Brow Drama Mascara (RRP$14.99) was brushed over top to lock hairs in place.
Eyes: To get a smouldering element similar to Gigi, blend the matte black shade from the Maybelline New York The Nudes Palette (RRP$29.99) into the creases of the eye to create dimension. Then for a fun shock of colour, a neon yellow pigment was brushed on Gigi’s upper lids and in the inner corners of her eyes. To achieve a pop of yellow like Gigi you could use the yellow shade in the Maybelline New York Eye Studio Big Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Luminous Purple ($15.99).
Lashes: Get extra-long lashes like Gigi using two coats of Maybelline New York Push Up Drama Mascara (RRP$24.99). 
Lips: “Gigi loves a nude lip and I wanted it to last all night,” Tanno says. Her strategy: she lined and filled in the mouth with a lip colour like Maybelline New York Color Sensational Color Drama Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection (RRP$12.99) before adding layers of Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid in Nude Thrill (RRP$19.99).
Photo Credit: Getty Images

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