Nina Dobrev: Smoky Eyes, Wavy Hair

by Janine on 22 November 2010 · 8 comments

Yeah, I watch “The Vampire Diaries.” So what? I like to watch people I’d like to have in my living room.

Lead actor and Canadian Nina Dobrev hit the Geminis in Toronto recently. Her trademark lotta-lashes smokey eyes, soft-shade lips and long, tumbling waves and curls were, this evening, the work of two talented Canadians.

MAKEUP by MAC Senior Artist Jane McKay Prep skin with luminizing Strobe Cream and Care Blends Essential Oil, then perfect complexion with a touch of Select Moisturecover Concealer and a dusting of Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.

On cheeks use Sculpting Powder in Lightsweep and Mineralize Blush in Dainty for a rosy flush.

On eyes apply a wash of Fluidline in Dipdown. Create the most intensity at the outer corners, and wing up slightly. Smudge Club eye shadow around eyes, with more emphasis on the outer halves. Smudge Carbon shadow at the outer corners for even more drama. Brighten the inner half of the upper and lower lids with a gold/silver shadow. (Jane used Caviar Dreams from the Caviar Dream Quad, which launches December 26th.) Sweep Soba shadow into the creases.

On brow bones and tops of cheekbones dust a blend of Golden Bronze and Silver Dusk powders.

On lashes use Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack, but get all the drama from false lashes, #32. For added contrast, which ups the drama in a subtle way, line inner lower rims with a skin-tone shade of Chromagraphic Pencil, a MAC Pro item.

On lips apply Dazzleglass Creme in Passing Fancy, an orange-coral shade featured in the Tartan Tale holiday collection.

HAIR by Alain Larivée, Canadian Creative Consultant for John Frieda Prep hair in the shower with volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner, such as John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Splendour, to give this look its styling base.

On towel-dried hair, use John Frieda Luxurious Volume Bountiful Body Mousse, a — you guessed it — volumising mousse. Clip hair up, then blow dry in sections, starting from the nape. Use a medium-barrel metal-core round brush to smooth and add volume. When the section is just about dry, wind the whole length of it around the brush, blast with cool blow-dryer air, then carefully unwind to preserve the shape. Repeat with all other sections.

When hair is dry, hang head upside down, shake hair and finger-comb gently through the curls to loosen them. Loose is sexy if it’s the right kind of loose.

Finish the look with a few spritzes of firm-hold hair spray, such as John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Out Hold Hairspray. Part hair where you like, then add a light sheen of glossing mist — Frizz-Ease 100% Shine — for amped-up gleam.

Get a closer look at Nina’s Gemini photos at JustJaredJr.

See what The Kit recommends for in-your-20s beauty like Nina’s, this time with straight hair.

Images borrowed from JustJaredJr.

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Jenn 23 November 2010 at 10:55 am

You’re not the only one watching Vampire Diaries! It’s super cheesy but fun. Nina is so beautiful. It’s interesting that her “going out” look is the Elena (sp?) look versus the Catherine look.

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Janine 24 November 2010 at 12:49 am

I know very well that I’m not alone in my Vampire-Diaries addiction! Love that you’re out with your own appreciation of the show, Jenn!

Really, I just want Damon in my living room. I’d de-Hoarder for him, let me tell you.

I rather like the Catherine look — she should do that one more often. But of course, I suppose Elena is more like she is in real life? As in not a blood-sucker?

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