Cate Blanchett's 2016 Golden Globes makeup is a lesson in a) smoky eyes for hooded lids and b) how to create pretty yet dramatic statement makeup. It's also an excuse to stare at photos of beautiful Cate, so genetically blessed (check out this Cate Blanchett Unretouched story), with that luminous skin, elegant bone structure and ability to shine in what most consider style risks.
And she has – how refreshing – mature skin that remains uninflated by cosmetic injectibles. Here's how celebrity artist Jeanine Lobell created a 2016 Golden Globes statement smoky look that enhances rather than overpowers Cate's eyes, delicate features and skin.
how to re-create cate blanchette's smoky eyes for hooded lids
Veteran makeup artist Jeanine Lobell (she founded Stila back in 1994) calls this a "dewy smoky eye." Dramatic, yes, but sheer and glisten-y, thus slightly ethereal and pretty rather than bold. The secret? Lobell used liquid eye shadow instead of powder, and avoided pencil altogether.
step two: Define the lash lines with Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #1 Obsidian (at sephora.ca and sephora.com): run it along the base of the upper lashes from near the inner corner all the way to the outer corner and around to three quarters of the way along the lower lash lines too. You want that colour smudged into the outer hollow of the crease as well (see this hooded-eyes tutorial video for an example of exactly where to place that deeper shade).
step three: Blend a little Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #7 Shadow (at sephora.ca and sephora.com) over the Obsidian shade in the crease, feathering the edges so they fade out like smoke.
step four: Finish with several coats of mascara to give lashes a feathery effect, with emphasis on the outer lashes.
On her cheeks, Jeanine used Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in #507 (at sephora.ca and sephora.com), then dusted Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder Foundation (at sephora.ca and sephora.com) over it to give it a "from within" effect. On Cate's lips, she dabbed Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in #508 Daybreak, (at sephora.ca and sephora.com) keeping the application soft to complement the dewy look on the eyes.
What do you think, lovelies? If you've got hooded eyes, would you give this look a go? Have you tried any Armani Eye Tints? (Actress Sarah Gadon urged me to try them when we chatted a few weeks back; I think I really must!)