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Get The Golden Globes Makeup Look: Nicole Richie

January 14, 2013

Last night, Ms. Nicole Richie opted for a bold of the moment eye shadow – blue.  Her look was created by makeup artist, Beau Nelson for Elizabeth Arden, who shares his inspiration and steps for getting the look below.

MAKEUP ARTIST: Beau Nelson for Elizabeth Arden

INSPIRATION: Artist Beau Nelson let Nicole’s embroidered pale blue Naeem Khan gown inspire her ethereal yet bold makeup look; metallic pale blue eye shadow and navy eyeliner, a bronzed glow and nudish/pink lips. Nelson wanted Richie’s makeup to reflect her style evolution – opting for a mature, retro glamour with bold color that is echoed in her own fashion and accessories lines. Beau described Nicole as having the personality and the look to “never let the makeup wear her.



Step 1: Prep the face with Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum ($49.50) and lips with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant ($19.50) to allow for a more even makeup application

Step 2: Apply Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup in Toasty Beige ($36.50) on the face and under the eyes and tap in with the fingers to create a more natural, air-brushed look

Step 3: Dab the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Brow Shaper & Eyeliner in Soft Blonde ($22) in the eyebrows to add subtle definition and in the crease of the eye to add depth

Step 4: Apply the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Single in Sky ($18.50) over the eyelid with a flat eye shadow brush; press into the eyelid to get the boldest blue color and max coverage

Step 5: Compliment the blue shadow with the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Smoky Eyes Pencil in Midnight ($18) to line top and bottom lash lines; smudge slightly

Step 6: Curl lashes and apply two coats of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Black Mascara ($19.50). Saturate the base of the lashes with the most color to allow the ends to be feathery and natural looking.

Step 7: Sweep Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Bronzing Powder Duo ($34) over the face in a “reverse 3” motion – start at the forehead, move to the bottom of the cheekbone and down toward the jawline. Use a smaller brush to dab the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar ($24) slightly under the cheekbone and blend outwards.

Step 8: Apply the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Cameo ($22.50) with the fingers; dab for a natural, full-lipped look

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