Without makeup, big-screen celebs can look as drab as the rest of us on a supermarket run. One look at these pictures and you’ll wonder who stole their sizzle. But read on. Makeup artists for some of the world’s biggest beauty brands have put together step-by-step face charts that will take your face from wan to wow, just like your favorite star.
Get this woman a doctor! Or at least a makeup doctor. It’s hard to imagine Katherine Heigl as a plain Jane, but without makeup (or a comb-out), the “Grey’s Anatomy” star looks like she’s dragging to the end of a resident’s 80-hour rotation.
Even without the glittering earrings and sleek up-do, this classic makeup combo works for real life or red carpet.
Using a soft black eyeliner pencil, gently smudge your lower rim, then repeat the technique on the upper lash line. Blend outward to create the smoky shadow look. Swipe a peachy-coral blush – a stunning choice for blondes – over cheekbones, and finish with a neutral sienna lipstick.
Face Chart by Tarek Abbas, National Makeup Artist for Lancôme