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Get the Look: Alexa Davalos

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Last month I did Alexa Davalos' makeup for the Clash of the Titans premiere.  We had worked together when she was doing press for "Defiance" and I was so taken by her stunning natural beauty....she has a classic face and bone structure to die for.  I was thrilled to work with her again, this time for press and the premiere of Clash of the Titans.  For her premiere we kept the look simple and elegant.  A red carpet look doesn't always have to be about a strong eye or bold lip, it can also be about a beautifully chic, sculpted face.  I kept the palette in warm peach tones so she radiated a fresh glow.

I did a thin application of tinted moisturizer followed by a light dusting of translucent powder.  A little warm nude blush under the cheekbones gives a pretty soft sculpting without looking hard.  A touch of luminizer above that, on the top of the cheekbones brings light and radiance to the face.  For the eyes I used a warm peachy shadow and went a bit above the crease, toward the brow.  I used a matte taupe shadow in the crease and very gently blended it so there was just a hit of depth, and then used the same taupe shadow under the lower lashes, again for the feeling of depth.  I pressed black pencil liner into the upper lashes and then did a thin swipe of black liquid liner over it, with a little flick past the lash line.  Lots of mascara on top adds the final touch to the eyes.

Alexa has naturally red lips (I know, it's just not fair) so I used a light peachy lip color so as not to make them darker, and to tie the look together.  The effect is an effortless beauty that compliments her stunning features.


Foundation:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in "Nude"


Powder:
Laura Mercier "Translucent" Loose Powder


Highlighter:
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in "Bare Radiance"


Blush:
MAC powder blush in "The Perfect Cheek"


Eyeshadow:
Josie Maran "Parfait" and "Valentine"


Liner:
Chanel Precision Liner in "Noir"
Il Makiage cake liner in "Black"


Mascara:
Lancome Virtuose in "Black"


Lipstick:
Smashbox Sheer Lipstick in "Splendid"