Hey BFFs, Want To Get Natalie Portman's Gigantic Eyes & Princessy Side Knot UpDo! We Tell You How

Thu, September 2, 2010 12:45pm EDT by Add first Comment
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IS Natalie gorgeous or what? Well, guess what, you can be too – we’re your beauty enabler. So here’s what to do!

Let’s break down how Natalie Portman looked on the red carpet at the 67th Annual Venice Film Awards and then talk about how you can steal it. :) The star was there in support of her new drama/thriller film, film, Black Swan.

Let’s start with the very sophisticated hairstyle: a sleek updo twisted underhand along the base of her head, ending with a chic side knot on the right and the front lock rolled and secured across the crown of her head. So inventive and unexpected (and very updated Princess Amadala, no?)! This is a fantastic style to try when you’re bored with your basic French twist.

Moving onto her makeup – this brown/bronze/black defined cat eye is knocking me out. This is the perfect shape and mix of hues to make her eyes simply glitter. We can’t even get into the lashes, people: extra long – probably with a few fakes added to her god-given lashes and super thick, perfect for blinding flashbulbs. Note the excellent berry hue on her cheeks that gives her a perfect flush but doesn’t compete with the scarlet red dress: another stroke of perfection. Great luminizer across her cheekbones and forehead for glow and the perfect light nude lip make this a work of art. Well done, Portman glam squad!

One of the products that you can use to get Natalie’s red carpet gorgeousness would be L’oreal Paris Elnett Diamond Hair Spray. Hairstylists smuggled this product from Europe for years due to its amazing hold without crazy build-up. Grab multiple cans of this product, never let them out of your site. Oh, and a tip for securing this look: always make sure your bobby pins match your hair so they become invisible inside the style. I suggest grabbing these Scunci Brunette Bobby Pins if you have brown hair and look  for their red and blonde versions if that’s the hair color you’re rocking.

In order to get Natalie’s spectacular eye makeup, you need a bronze/black shadow combination, like this Sephora Beauty in a Box Smoky Eyes Palette, which has the perfect shadows to recreate this look. I would recommend using fake lashes to build into this seriously defined eye, so grab an Urban Decay Urban Lash set and remember to use an applicator and work from the outer corner first.

Well done, Natalie! Look for this red carpet look to inspire updos from Venice to Venice Beach for months to come.

– Kristin Booker

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