Looking for a gorgeous, understated look for this weekend? Charlize Theron’s makeup artist tells you how to copy her pretty pink palette.
It’s Friday (yay!) and that means it’s time to think about what kind of a makeup look you’ll be doing this weekend. When the temps rise, I know I’m all about wearing less obvious makeup. That’s why I love Charlize Theron’s beautifully understated makeup she wore to the Dior and Vogue event to celebrate her Africa Outreach Project in LA on Apr. 27. “I wanted her to feel soft and comfortable,” says celebrity makeup artist Shane Paish who created Charlize’s look for the evening. “I didn’t want it to feel too heavy.” Shane is also a huge fan of lighter color palettes this spring too. “I am liking a balance of fresh, more casual looks for evening as long as there is color to flush the face and eyes that pop,” Shane says. “It’s chic, modern and young. It’s just a refreshing change for those nights that are more on the casual side than full fledged high glam and drama.”
- To get Charlize’s look, Shane started out by perfecting her skin. “Everything starts with the base,” he says. “I like Dior Skinflash Primer to give this sheer, barely-there glow. It gives some coverage without feeling or looking like a mask.”
- For Charlize’s natural, yet still sexy eyes, “Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Incognito is one of my favorites for Charlize,” Shane says. “I softly contoured the eye socket and under with one color and highlighted the lid with 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Nude Luminescence #516.”
- He steered clear of heavy eyeliner on Charlize. “To add to the soft effect, I used Dior Crayon Eyeliner in Elegant Taupe,” Shane says.
- Shane assures me that we can all get Charlize’s perfectly separated lashes. “No tricks needed!” he says. “You just need to use the right mascara. DiorShow Extase is my new favorite. I’ve also been using DiorShow Unlimited forever and it gives a really clean, separated effect. Layered together, it’s like a false eyelash effect.”
- “The lips were as simple as everything else that night. I used gloss and gloss only to keep everything simple and effortless,” Shane says.
- Shane’s trick to pulling off this look is to “always use the same color family for lips and cheeks.” He used DiorBlush in English Rose #733 as a finishing touch. – Marta Topran