Don't you just want to hug her? That was our first instinct when we saw this photo of Maggie Gyllenhaal at the White House Down New York City premiere. This is a woman who knows how to work a pixie cut.
She doesn't try and sex up her adorable hairstyle by wearing dramatic smoky eyes or over-contouring her cheeks. The White House Down star knows how to pay respect to her adorable pixie predecessors—Audrey Hepburn and Mia Farrow—by wearing simple yet feminine makeup and skipping the excessive hair products.
Her flushed cheeks look like someone just told her, "you are cuter than a panda" and her on-trend fuchsia lips add a summery pop of color to her face.
We also love Maggie's minimal eye makeup. Of course it's not like it takes much to make those big blue eyes stand out—just a champagne eye shadow and a couple coats of good mascara.
Get the Look: After applying your usual primer, foundation and concealer, use a bright pink blush like Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush which will give your cheeks that "just pinched" look.
Next, apply a waterproof eye primer like Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne to just your lids. This shimmery neutral eye primer will prevent your eye shadow from fading or settling into creases, while intensifying the color of the eye shadow.
Once your primer is set, apply either a light bronze or champagne-colored powder eye shadow like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Champagne to your eyelids. Then, take a flat eyeliner brush dipped in the eye shadow and line your lower lash line to really make your eyes sparkle.
Now you'll want to apply 2-3 coats of waterproof volume-building mascara like L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara which is collagen infused and has a custom-designed brush to keep your lashes clump-free.
To get Maggie's shiny fuchsia lips, prep lips by exfoliating with a sugar scrub or your toothbrush. Next, prep, plump and fill in fine lines with a lip primer like Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer. Finally, coat lips using a highly pigmented fuchsia lip gloss like bareMinerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Ambition.
We hope that when you try this look at home people stop you on the street to tell you you're cuter than a baby panda. Well, that might be creepy. How about just a hug?
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