Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Ashley Greene at MET Ball 2011

Celebrity Makeup Artist Matthew VanLeeuwen gave mark Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene a gorgeous brown smoky eye with warm nude lips at the MET Ball.

“I prepped Ashley’s skin by applying mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 all over her face to create a nice, clean canvas.”

“After finishing Ashley’s eyes, to even out her skin, I applied mark Face Xpert Flawless Touch Makeup all over her face using the mark Foundation Brush to blend the color. I applied her makeup in this order so I could clean up her face and make sure it was perfect. The clean-up effect helps add precision to the eye makeup application process. Next I applied mark Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in Light/Medium under her eyes and around her nose with the mark Concealer Brush. To set Ashley’s skin, I used the mark Powder Brush to apply mark Matte-Nificent Oil-Absorbing Powder in Buff/Natural over the foundation.”

“Using the mark Eye Shadow Brush, I applied mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Whisper all over her eyelids as a base. I then added mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Tiki all over the lids and into the creases using the mark Angled Contour Brush. Next, using the mark Eyeliner Brush, I added mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Tiki to the outer three-quarters of the lower lash lines. To really highlight Ashley’s eyes, I added mark Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette to the center of her eye lids. Next, to define her eyes, I used mark No Place To Run Longwear Eyeliner in Foxy Brown by pushing the liner into her lash lines from the inside corners, out, going a little heavier on the outside corners. I also smudged mark No Place To Run Longwear Eyeliner in Foxy Brown to her inside lower lashes. Next, using the mark Eyeliner Brush, I layered mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Picadilly on top of the eyeliner on her lash lines, smudging it for a deep plum look. To create additional brightness in Ashley’s eyes, I applied mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Glitterati to the inner corners of her eyes.”

“I finished Ashley’s eyes by applying mark Make It Big Mascara in Raven. I applied the mascara by wiggling the wand back and forth at the base of lash to deposit color at the lash roots. Then, I painted the length of the lashes to get a wispy finish with more color at the base. I then wiped the brush off before applying the color to her under eye lashes so it would be very light – this mascara technique gives a glam, young starlet look.”

“To add definition and contouring to Ashley’s face, I used mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder all over her cheeks and across her nose as soft flush of color. To add warmth and glow, I used mark Good Glowing Custom Pick Powder Blush in After Glo – to apply, I had Ashley smile so I could see where her cheeks round, and then, using the mark Angled Contour Brush, I applied the color starting from the temple and working my way forward to her smiling cheek. Working from back to front creates a fade of color with stronger pigment in back and lighter in front, helping to create the warmth and glow.”

“To finish the look, for Ashley’s lips, I used mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Malt, topped with mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Smooches.

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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