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Get the Look: Devon Aoki at the AMFAR Inspiration Gala

Fiona StilesComment

hair:  Luke Chamberlain

I hadn't seen Devon for years and years and years.  I did her makeup for her very first editorial job for Interview magazine when she was just 14 years old.  It was so nice to see her and catch up after so long.  So much has changed; we're both moms, we both live in LA (we had both been long time New Yorkers), but her face hasn't changed one bit.  She is still as crazy gorgeous as ever.... I love that face....It was a real treat to see her again and to get to paint that face after so long!

I love how creamy Deovn's skin is, it's just porcelain.  I used a foundation on her that had a little luminescence to it....I love the Cle De Peau foundation for it's pretty coverage and subtle luminosity.  She wanted an eye and a lip for her look, so I want with a beautiful cranberry color on the eyes so it  could be smoky but wouldn't look too weighted down.  A little black liner pushed into the lashes and lots of mascara on the top (none on the bottom) gave her eyes an extra flirty feeling.

I used a "barely there" blush, one that just gave her cheeks a little definition.  The last thing you would want is for the blush to compete when the focus is squarely on the eyes and lips but you can't skip it altogether or the face would feel flat and lifeless.  Or too goth.  So I used a bit of a soft blush as a contour and then gently brought the same color in towards the apples of the cheeks.  But oh-so-subtly. 

The punchy matte red lip added the glamour and elegance that a gala calls for.  This is one of my all time favorite red carpet looks.  Daring and elegant.

Cle de Peau Refining Fluid Foundation O10

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in 1W 

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder

MAC Powder Blush in The Perfect Cheek

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash

Mac Shadow in Cranberry


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in Black

NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red