Yes, we know it's not tough for a supermodel to look amazing. But, at last night's CFDA Fashion Awards, Karlie Kloss was surrounded by some of the most beautiful models and starlets in the world and her sky-high cheekbones and ethereal skin still stole the show.
We love that the Victoria's Secret model didn't go too dramatic with the eye or lip, which would have competed with her perfectly highlighted skin. She used a black liner to make a baby kitten eye on the top lash line and smudged the black liner on her bottom lash line to give the look a subtle smoky feel.
As for the hair, Karlie's sleek side-parted bob was waxed into submission, giving it a modern feel. Normally we wouldn't support using so much product on a bob, but combined with the sultry makeup and leather bustier of her dress, it actually works.
Get the Look: Start by cleansing your skin pre-shower and then applying a gentle exfoliating fruit-enzyme mask like Naturopathica Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel, to break down dead skin cells and clear and smooth your complexion.
Hint: Do not use an abrasive scrub or aggressive peel before going out or you may end up looking like you got caught in a chemical fire.
Next, to soothe and hydrate your skin, apply a moisturizing mask like Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, which gives skin an instant plumped, airbrushed look that lasts for up to 6 hours. Leave the mask on while you're in the shower—the steam helps it penetrate—and then continue with your usual skin regiment post-shower.
After you put on primer, apply a light coverage foundation or BB Cream like Kiehl's BB Cream - Actively Correcting and Beautifying with SPF 50 PA+++, which provides smooth, even coverage as well as a high dose of Vitamin C, hydrators and sunscreen.
To contour your cheeks, apply a matte bronzer like Smashbox Bronze Lights with an angled brush right below your cheekbones, from your ear to the middle of the cheek. Then, blend like crazy to ensure you don't look like you got in a fight on the way to the event.
Next, apply a gel or cream blush in the apple of your cheeks like Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush in Flushed and blend in an upward motion.
Finally, to really make your skin glow like Karlie's, apply a cream, gel luminizer or highlighter (like Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer) with your fingertips in a V-shape along the top of your cheekbones to your temple and then from your temple to above your mid-brow. This will make your cheekbones look sharper and your skin will take on the same otherworldly glow, especially in flash photos.
We may not be able to give you Karlie's ridiculous bone structure, but at least now you'll be able to give your cheekbones a little lift and your skin a flattering glow.
And look at this way, she may have cheekbones to high heaven but we can go eat a cheeseburger and ice cream cone whenever we want.
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