REESE WITHERSPOON: SAG AWARDS 2015

perfect smoky shadow for blue eyes and such gorgeous skin
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perfect smoky shadow for blue eyes and such gorgeous skin
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Blue-eyed beautygeeks have gotta love this beautiful smoky bordeaux makeup celeb artist Molly Stern created for Reese Witherspoon at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The matte-wine shade is ideal for blue eyes (wine or bordeaux is directly opposite blue on the colour wheel) -- it makes them glow and, against the skin, creates a brighter overall look than a grey or black-based shadow would. Stern (fun fact: she did Ellen's makeup for the star's CoverGirl campaign) used products from Caudalie, Natura Bissé, Kjaer Weis, Make Up For Ever, Shu Uemura and Laura Mercier for Reese's red-carpet SAG Awards look. Here's the breakdown.

complexion

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  • Stern prepped Reese's skin with an invigorating misting of Caudalie Eau De Beaute Beauty Elixer ($19 at sephora.ca and $18 at sephora.comthen massaged in Natura Bissé The Cure Pure Serum ($260 at neimanmarcus.com) for hydration and a vibrant glow.
  • For a "dewy and lustrous" effect, Stern applied new Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation (launching April 2015; if you can't wait, try the existing Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation, $57 at sephora.ca and $47 at sephora.comin Cream Ivory.
  • On the apples of Reese's cheeks, she used Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Lovely ($56 at spiritbeautylounge.com).

eyes

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  • To build a "matte earthy wine" shade, Stern began with Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze ($24 at nordstrom.com) as an eyeshadow base on Reese Witherspoon's lids and along the lower lash lines. 
  • To add depth, over that she applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle ($24 at nordstrom.com), a rich brown shadow. 
  • Stern then layered on a brighter shade, Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Matte Finish in Morello Cherry ($24 at sephora.ca and $24 at sephora.com)
  • With Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso ($30 at sephora.ca and $24 at sephora.com), she tightlined Witherspoon's upper and lower lash lines.
  • Stern then curled Reese's lashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($24 at shuuemura.ca and $20 at shuuemura-usa.com) and finished with two coats of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara in Black ($31 at sephora.ca and $25 at sephora.com).
  • Stern brushed Reese's brows into place and filled them in very lightly to keep them looking natural and soft.

lips

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Reese Witherspoon makeup for blue eyes at the SAG Awards 2015

Also, how pretty was Reese's hair?? Witherspoon pulls off an elegant ponytail so well. It's those great cheekbones and that defined jawline. #bonestructureenvy

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