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It was an honest mistake. We saw this photo of Angelina Jolie at a photo call for Maleficent and thought it was her wax sculpture at the Madame Tussauds in China. We're not pointing any Botox fingers (since Angelina has never copped to it) but something about her skin certainly looks a bit candle-like.
Whether or not the mother of six has used Botox or any other cosmetic enhancements, her makeup is making her face look one-dimensional. What she needs is some light contouring and a little bit of blush. She may want to smack some concealer under those eyes while she's at it (she does have six kids, after all).
It looks like Angie has the highlighter concept down but if she doesn't add in the contrasting contour powder and blush she ends up looking, well, waxy.
Beauty Bailout: If you're like Angie and your face is looking a bit too much like a candle, after moisturizing your skin apply a brightening primer with pink undertones like Benefit That Gal.
Then, use a light to medium buildable coverage foundation that will give a naturally radiant finish, like NVEY ECO Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation. Apply product with either a foundation brush or sponge to small areas of the face and blend well. To give skin an airbrushed finish, lightly spray a makeup sponge with water or alcohol-free toner and blot entire face.
Next, using a concealer brush, apply a brightening concealer like Clinique Airbrush Concealer Illuminates, Perfects to any visible darkness under the eyes. Blend with either the concealer brush or your ring finger in a tapping motion. Tip: NEVER rub the delicate area under the eye!
To add dimension to the face, dip an angled contour brush in contour powder or matte bronzer a few shades darker than your skin, like Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Light/Medium. Suck in your cheeks (make the fishy face) and apply the powder under your cheekbones, bringing the brush upwards towards the tops of your ears.
Then, swipe the contour brush along your hairline and jawline for added definition. Blend your entire face like crazy! Then, to add a natural-looking flush to your cheeks, apply a peachy pink blush like NARS Blush in Orgasm to the apples of your cheeks.
Now that you've added contours and blush, you want to highlight the face. Tap on a liquid highlighter like Benefit High Beam from the tops of your cheekbones up to your temples. Blend with fingertips in a downward sweeping motion.
Then, apply the highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes, the bridge of your nose and your cupid's bow. Blend like crazy. Lock in your makeup while giving it a dewy finish by misting your face with mineral water or an alcohol-free toner.
We really wish Angie would add the color back to her beautiful face. But let's be honest: one-dimensional candle skin on Angelina Jolie is still Angelina Jolie. Perfection.