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Get The Look: Paula Patton at the GQ Men of the Year Party

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For the GQ Men of the Year Party, Paula wanted to sex it up a little, so we went with pretty bright pink lip and a sexy, flirty eye with fluttery lashes.

After prepping the skin, I applied a bit of foundation and concealer where needed.  Before I powdered I used my fingers to apply a little of the By Terry liquid blush, concentrating on the apples of her cheeks and added the luminizer on her cheekbones and the bridge of her nose.  After powdering I dusted on a bit of bronzer on top of the blush to add a golden glow and to soften and blend the cheek color.

I subtly strengthened Paula's brows, making them just slightly bolder than they are.  I love a strong brow and a strong lip together.  Brushing them up also made them a little thicker.  Using a warm gold, I added a little dimension and depth to they eye, but I mostly focused on liner and lashes to make her eyes be the stand out feature.  Deep grey and black shadow paired with black liner gave her eyes a feline look, while lots of mascara finished it off. 

Paula pressed the lip color gently onto her lips from the tube, and then I did a light dusting of loose powder over it to give it a more matte texture.  We skipped liner so the lip would have a soft edge.

*Paula is the new ambassador for CoverGirl Queen Collection, which is very, very exciting!*

CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Makeup in "Amber Glow"

Chanel Correcteur Perfection in "Beige Santal"

By Terry Rose de Rose Liquid Blush in "Coral Rose" 
CoverGirl Cheekers Bronzer in "Golden Tan"

Benefit "Sun Beam" Liquid Luminizer

Tom Ford Beauty Translucent Finishing Powder in "Sahara Dusk"

MAC Brow Pencil in "Spiked"

LiquiLine Blast Eyeliner in "Black Fire"

Chanel Les 4 Ombres in "Kaska Beige" & "Smoky Eyes"

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Lasting Mascara in "Very Black"

CoverGirl Queen Collection Lip Color in "PowderPuff Pink"