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Emmy Rossum’s Mod-Inspired Look: Expert Tips From Her Makeup Artist

Wed, April 3, 2013 12:31pm EDT by Dory Larrabee Add first Comment
Emmy Rossum Jeffrey Fashion Cares Makeup

The ‘Shameless’ star was the epitome of retro glamour at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares event in New York City on April 2. We chatted with makeup artist Jake Bailey, who created the look, EXCLUSIVELY for his expert tips!

Emmy Rossum rocked mod-inspired hair and makeup for the event, where she wore a stunning, flapper-esque black and gold Naeem Khan Resort 2013 dress. Makeup artist Jake Bailey, who has worked with Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift and Emmy in the past, spilled on how to get Emmy’s look and his favorite drugstore picks below!

Emmy Rossum At Jeffrey Fashion Cares — The Inspiration

“She was wearing a sexy black and gold dress that had a flapper-y vibe but the shape was very 60’s, so we went with something mod inspired, especially with the eye and the nude lip. It was best for her hair to be sleek, sophisticated and simple.  It was mod themed but modernized, not too period. Not too over-the-top. When I do an inspired look, I like to modernize it,” Jake tells EXCLUSIVELY about the inspiration.

Emmy Rossum’s Mod Makeup — Get The Exact Look

“On her eyes, it was mega top and bottom lashes, lots of mascara, lots of eyeliner. I used Ardell’s demi lashes and waterproof cream liner to line the lash line. I drew a thin line in the crease to set back the eye. I painted little tiny lashes in between her real lower lashes for a false-lash effect. It’s my old school trick and stars get a kick out of it!”

“I used a coral nude lip gloss. Sometimes the flashes on the red carpet can wash out a straight nude gloss. I like pink or coral in the nude so she’s not washed out. Then I used cream bronzer to warm the complexion without adding another element to distract from her gorgeous skin.”

Emmy Rossum’s Perfect Skin — Her Skincare Secret

The key to flawless skin is a good base, so Jake makes sure the celebs he works with always exfoliate.

“People want to see perfect skin. HD cameras and red carpets are harsh and instant, so skin care becomes key. I encourage my girls to exfoliate. I love the Biore Acne Clearing Scrub. It purifies, it does everything. I like it because a lot of exfoliators can dry the skin but this one is not drying. Emmy has really beautiful skin and she takes really good care of it. I used it myself. My pores have gotten smaller and my skin has gotten clearer. It’s not just for acne; it’s preventative.”

“Exfoliation is the key element to keep skin looking young and fresh and keeping pores clear. It will also give you a smooth texture. Before you paint the walls, you have to sand them, right?” Jake tells us.

Jake Bailey’s Drugstore Picks

“I get access to the best products but when I’m making recommendations to my mom or sister, often drugstore brands are just as good as luxury brand. Drugstores actually have really liberal return policies, so you can buy five or six shades of foundation and return the ones that don’t work for you.”

“My favorite drugstore products are Rimmel Scandal Eyesmascara, L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation, Ardell lashes, Duo lashesSally Hansen and La Cross Tweezers.”

Do you love Emmy’s modern mod makeup, HollywoodLifers? Tell us below.

— Dory Larrabee

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