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Your Friday Date Night Inspiration: Vanessa Hudgens’ Beautiful Beach Party Glow!

Fri, July 23, 2010 1:13pm EDT by 1 Comment
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A daytime party in the sun requires glowing, not globbed on makeup. Vanessa Hudgens’ makeup artist tells you how to get her gorgeous look!

If you’re hitting an outdoor party this weekend you have to be careful with what you put on your face. Wear too much makeup and you’ll look like a clown in the unforgiving sun. For a Malibu beach party to benefit Neutrogena’s Waves For Change campaign, Vanessa Hudgens wanted her makeup to be “golden and whimsical.” Fortunately, celebrity makeup artist Karan Mitchell was on hand to create just that look for her. Here, she shares with you the secrets to getting Vanessa’s gorgeous, outdoor- appropriate look!

  • “Since it was a sunny day I made sure to use products that were not only beautiful but were packed with SPF protection,” Karan says. “Even bare, Vanessa’s skin looked soft and bright. First I prepped her skin first with Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer SPF 50. It is a liquid moisturizer that sinks right into the skin so it wears beautifully under makeup.” A little bit of liquid foundation and under eye concealer were all Vanessa needed for a perfect base.
  • “On her cheeks I used the bronze shade of the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Natural Glow which I also used under the cheekbones for contour,” Karan says.
  • For Vanessa’s eyes, “I started with the peach base color from the Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Quad in Butter Crème and applied it all over her eyelid, up to the brow,” Karan says. “It has an SPF of 15, so it protects delicate eyelids.”
  • To add a bit of definition and drama to the eyes, “I used the copper shade on her lids from the Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Quad in Copper Glow,” Karan says. “I also applied the golden shade to the middle and the inside corners of her lids with a dampened brush.” She finished off her eyes with a bit of black liner along the upper lid and two coats of black mascara.
  • To complement Vanessa’s beautiful bronzed skin. Karan opted for a peachy pout. She used Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipstick with SPF 20 in Peach-a-Boo. For a shiny effect, she layered a peach gloss on top.

– Marta Topran