Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Sofia Vergara at 2011 SAG Awards

Modern Family bombshell Sofia Vergara graced the red carpet at the 2011 SAG Awards last night with Brigitte Bardot-inspired smoky eye and lots of lashes. Find out how celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams created the look after the jump!

To highlight Sofia’s flawless complexion, McAdams used just a touch of concealer under her eyes and then applied CoverGirl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in Chestnut(review here) followed by CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder Oil Control in Soft Honey. McAdams added just a touch of highlighter on Sofia’s cheekbones, forehead and the bridge of her nose for a healthy glow and finished the skin with CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Classic pink applied on the apples of her cheeks.

For those gorgeous eyes, McAdams first lined the top of the eyes with CoverGirl LiquiLineBlast in Brown Blaze very close to the lash line and the bottom of the eye from the inner to outer corner. She made the line on the top very thick and smoky and then blended it out to a cat-eye shape. She then applied CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Coffee Shop over the liner to soften it and brought that color all the way up to the crease of her eye. Next, McAdams added a thin line of CoverGirl Line Exact in Black Brown right at the lash line to add thickness to Sofia’s lashes and finished the eye with 3 coats of CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion in very Black on the top and one on the bottom.

For Sofia’s mauve lip, McAdams used CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Entwined for rich color with a creamy finish.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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