Kristen Stewart's Smoky Eyes: Makeup Artist Diane Kendal on How to Create Her Rosabotanica Gaze + Age Options

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Months after Balenciaga Rosabotanica’s launch, I still love the campaign image of Kristen Stewart. It's those gorgeous, smokily defined eyes and gleaming cheekbones sculpted by makeup artist and industry master Diane Kendal (read about her on Vogue.com). Here Diane Kendal tells Beautygeeks what she used to create Kristen Stewart's smoky eyes for the Rosabotanica shoot, and how to make the look our own whatever our age.

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"I prepped Kristen's skin with a rose water toner and Darphin moisturizer, and used depuffing eye treatment pads, Green Tea Eyes by To Go Spa ($25 for 6 at togospa.com), before makeup. On the runway my team and I use Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre for sensitive skin ($16 USd at embryolisseusa.com)  for sensitive skin to prep all of the models' skin."

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makeup for an older face
"On an older face, I avoid using frosty textures. Satiny powders and creams go on much smoother. Prepping skin with a silicone-based primer and using a tinted moisturizer keeps mature skin looking fresh. Also a light reflective powder does wonders for fusing out fine lines and wrinkles."

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"For Kristin's eyes, I used a coffee brown pencil from Lancôme (try Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black Coffee, $29.50 at lancome.ca) along the lashlines and eye sockets, leaving the lids bare, and blended that out with a brush. Then a soft cocoa brown shimmery eye shadow from MAC (try MAC Lustre Eye Shadow in Tempting; $18 at maccosmetics.com) was pressed on top, blurring the products so there were no harsh lines. Black Creme Liner ($19, maccosmetic.com) was used at the roots of the lashes instead of mascara to keep the look defined but soft."

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cheek techniques
"A soft powder blush, MAC Cubic (a satiny texture; $25 at maccosmetics.com), was used on the apples of the cheeks. I like to use both creams and powders alike, applied with a good quality blush brush or fingertips to the center of the cheeks and blended down and out, towards the temples and into the hairline slightly.

"I like to define a more mature face with a matte taupe blush or eyeshadow by building it into contours of cheeks with a small, slanted blush brush. You can also do this on a fuller visage to pull out cheekbones and slim the face shape."

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eyebrow attention
"Brows are always brushed up and over with a toothbrush like comb. I always fill in holes or gaps with a small eyeshadow brush and set with a clear brow gel. I love full soft brows. They gives the face structure and lend a youthful 'something' to your overall look."

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adapting kristen stewart's smoky eyes for our age
"Anyone in any age group can replicate Kristen's smoky eye makeup. Using soft kohl pencils and a bronzy brown eye shadow in a slightly less frosted texture, curling the lashes and adding a touch of mascara to their roots will look beautiful on a woman in her 40s, 50s, plus. It's a smoky look without coming across as hard or dramatic. Lip balm like the Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm ($15, eskincarestore.com) and a lip liner in a neutral shade, like Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium ($28.55 at nordstrom.com) will help define a more mature lip line."

kristen stewart's smoky eyes, photoshoot, and the perfume
The video below shows more of the Balenciaga Rosabotanica campaign photoshoot and Kristen Stewart's smoky eyes.

What do you think of Kristen Stewart's smoky eyes by Diane Kendal for Rosabotanica? Would you try it?

Balenciaga Rosabotanica is available at Holt Renfrew, Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora.