Cover Beauty: Get Carrie Underwood's Makeup Look From December's InStyle Cover!

Mon, November 22, 2010 3:44pm EST by 2 Comments

Her makeup artist dishes on how to steal the country superstar’s gorgeous beautiful look!

How pretty does Carrie Underwood look on the cover of December’s InStyle magazine? It’s a perfect look for all those holiday parties you’ve got lined up! I went straight to the woman who created the look, celebrity makeup artist Lisa Houghton, to find out how you can get this for yourself. Read on!

Lisa says that “the look created for the cover was fresh and dewy with soft smoky eyes. For the inside story, I was inspired by Julie Christie / Jean Shrimpton; a 60’s vibe with  baby pink lips, and dark, sexy smoldering eyes.” Here’s how she created the look:

Step One: Prep the skin – Start with a good base by using a good freshener like Chantecaille Pure Rosewater before applying your moisturizer for hydrated, lumnious skin.

Step Two: Complexion – Apply your moisturizer and then add a lightweight nude foundation. Use concealer to mask any imperfections. Lisa used Estee Lauder Maximum Cover in Creamy Tan and NARS Concealer in Ginger.

Step Three: Eyes – Lisa mixed the hues of a Chantecaille Le Baleine Blue eyeshadow compact over Carrie’s lids, then smudged Elizabeth Arden Powder Pencils in Smokey Black and Midnight Blue into the upper and lower lash lines. She finished her eyes with lots of Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara in Black.

Step Four: Cheeks - For her pretty flush, Lisa used Elizabeth Arden Cerimide Cream Blush in Honey, then lightly dusted a bronzing powder over her temples and cheekbones.

Step Five: Lips – Lisa finished Carrie’s look with mixture of Chantecaille  Lip Chic in Sari Rose (a sheer glossy lipstick.)

And there you have it! You’ll have to check out this stunning look in the mag (on newsstands now!) and then give it a try for your next big night out.

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Posted at 2:06 PM on November 28, 2010  

I have bookmarked this info, increadible stuff!

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Posted at 6:33 PM on November 26, 2010