Who wouldn’t take beauty tips from Lauren Conrad? Her latest appearance at the “Designs For The Cure” Gala For Susan G. Komen, complete with retro winged liner and a bold red lip, has got us even more pumped for her beauty book, Lauren Conrad Beauty ($21.99, Amazon.com), coming to stores tomorrow! Makeup artist (and The Beauty Department contributor!) Amy Nadine gave us the step-by-step on how she created Lauren’s retro look, from her dewy finish to long-lasting red pout.
Using a Beauty Blender Sponge ($19.95, Sephora.com), Amy applied Illuminaire Concealing Foundation in Fair ($27, Illuminarecosmetics.com) all over her face and neck for a sheer finish. Then she dusted Laura Mercier Pressed Powder in Natural Beige ($36, Lauramercier.com) on her t-zone.
She started with Kevyn Aucoin Cream Blush in Euphoria ($24, Nordstrom.com) on the apples of her cheeks, and then bronzed her cheekbones, hairline and jawline with Dior Bronzing Powder ($55, Sephora.com).
For a nude canvas on her lids, Amy applied Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes E209 ($36, Ellisfaas.com), and then Mark Get In Line Waterproof Liquid Liner in Painted Black ($6.50, Meetmark.com) along her lashline , which she winged out and up for her signature cat eye. She finished the eye with a couple coats of Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara ($7, Maybelline.com) and a few Winks by Georgie individual flare lashes ($18, Neimanmarcus.com) on the outer corners of the upper lashes. Absolutely love these — they look so natural!
She layered Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge ($24, Sephora.com) in Iconic (bright red) over Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge ($24, Sephora.com) in Burgundy for an oxblood lip with depth and lasting power. Talk about long lasting – Lauren didn’t have to reapply once throughout the night.