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Get the Look: Rosario Dawson at the Zoo Keeper Premiere

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To balance out the glamour of the dress, we went with pretty, "happy" makeup.  A soft bronze eye, a warm salmony pink cheek and a soft pink lip.  She looked fresh, radiant and effortless, three of my favorite red carpet components.

I used a liquid foundation and used a firm foundation brush to apply the base.  I love using a foundation brush because I can control how and where I apply the product, and use it to thin out the makeup or build it up where I need it.  I used the Beauty Blender, another indispensable tool in my kit, to distribute the foundation and to work it into the skin.  A little of the cream blush on the apples of the cheeks added warmth and added a healthy but soft punch of color, and then added contour with the MAC Bronzer.  I love to add a touch of contour to define the cheekbones, and the MAC bronzer looks very natural, which I love.  It should just look like a little hollowing of the cheekbones, and should be almost undetectable.

For the eyes, I swept on the bronze color in the Dior palette using a flat, medium sized rounded brush over the lid, and then softly blended it upwards towards the brow.  I used a crease brush to add depth in the crease of the eye, and then I swept a bit of bronze and deep brown under the lower lash line, softly smoking it out (I used the brushes in the EcoTools 6 piece Eye Brush set to do the eyes--they're soft and stiff at the same time, which you need for perfecting an eye).

I love a cool pink lip, and Chihuahua gloss from NARS is the perfect color.  It looked easy and pretty and just added a bit of lightness to the look.


Foundation:
Armani Liquid Silk in #7


Blush:
Illamasqua Cream Blush in "Rude"
MAC Matte Bronze bronzer as contour


Powder:
NARS pressed powder in "Mountain"


Eyes:
Dior 5 Colour eyeshadow palette in "Earth Reflection" (bronze & dark brown)
Chanel Ombre Essentielle shadow in "Cinnamon"
Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif in "Basic Black"


Brows:
Anastasia Brow Wiz in "Brunette"


Mascara:
DiorShow Extase in Black


Lips:
NARS Chihuahua gloss


Body:
Prtty Peaushun in "Dark"