Hair: Scott Cuhna / Styling: Penny Lovell
Lucy Hale was the presenter for the Teen Choice Awards last Sunday and I had the extreme pleasure of getting to do her makeup for the red carpet and for the show. Lucy and I met a few months ago on a shoot for mark. cosmetics and we have been working together ever since. I love her face.... she has such great features and she can really wear a bit of makeup without it looking like it's too much. Not everyone can pull off an eye and a lip at the same time, but Lucy really can.
That said, for the red carpet we really focused on eyes. Daytime red carpets are tricky because they really wash the person out. For instance, this was a smokier eye than it shows here and the lip was a baby pink, not the pale nude pink that you see here (and her dress was a pale mint green...get the picture?). So I'm going to give the breakdown as I did it. The only noticable difference is that there was more shadow on the eyes.
After my usual skin prep, a did a light application of foundation and concealer to even out her skin tone and used a little peachy blush on the apples of her cheeks. A bit of highlighter applied to the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose added life and light to the face.
Lucy's brows are perfect. I love them so much. I just use a tiny bit of pencil to finish of the shape, but it's really gilding the lily. They are so good. Hurray for bold brows!
For the eyes I used Minx shadow, a beautiful shimmery mink color, over the lid up past the crease and swept it softly under the lower lid. I blended it out into a soft ring around the eyes that just looked like natural shading. Then I used Moss over the Minx, but kept it closer to the lashes. This just gives a little more definition to the eyes, and the soft green shadow picked up the green in Lucy's eyes. The next step was to push Tabac shadow into the lash line for more depth. To complete the look for the eyes, I used a black pencil on the top lash line, and on the outer corner of the lower lashes as well as in the waterline, followed by black liquid liner smudged into the lash line. I kind of smushed it into the lashes....It isn't a hard line, the liquid liner just makes the black very rich and dark. Mascara on the top and bottom opened up the eyes. Always always always lots of mascara.
We went with a soft pink on the lips that was a really pretty baby pink color. Like I said, you can't really see it here, so you'll have to take my work for it!
Hope you liked the look. Keep reading to see the products I used and the lip changes I did during the show.....
mark. Got the Goods in Medium
mark. Save the Day in Medium
Hourglass Ambient Light in Dim
mark. Set Things Right Loose Powder in Medium
mark. Just Blushing in Charmed
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette
mark. I-mark. Wet/Dry Shadow in Moss, Minx and Tabac
mark. No Place to Run pencil liner in Jet Black
mark. Get in Line liquid liner in Painted Black
mark. Scanda-lash Go To mascara in Blackest Black
mark. Lipclick One Click Lipstick in Cupid
Prtty Peaushun in Medium
Lucy had a few wardrobe changes for the show so we quickly did hair and makeup changes backstage. I really focused on just changing the lips as time was very tight. And we all know a new lip color can make everything feel different. Lipstick does a lot of heavy lifting!
For the opening of the show we went with a bright coral lipstick to play with the pale blue of her dress and her bright orange heels. The color really popped on stage and looked beachy/sexy which went well with the theme of the Teen Choice Awards show.
mark. Lipclick in Coral Fixation
For her next change I went with a warm rosy pink with a bit of sheen to it. It caught the light beautifully and love how it picked up some of the rosy tones in the dress.
mark. Lipclick in Baby Luv