Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Beauty of Life Exclusive! Makeup Artist Gregory Arlt's Tips for Creating AnnaLynne McCord's Shape March 2010 Cover Look

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Very exciting news today, fellow beauty chicks! My Twestie and partner-in-crime, the fabulous Director of Makeup Artistry for M.A.C Cosmetics, the one and only Gregory Arlt, gave me all the details of how to create 90210 starlet AnnaLynne McCord's look for the Shape March 2010 cover. "Whenever I've worked with Shape, we always go for a clean, healthy look to the makeup," Gregory told me. "In my opinion, Annalynne is our new California girl, and I look at her as sort of a modern-day Farrah Fawcett."

Get all the details of how he created the look after the jump.
"I kept it simple, luminous, healthy and golden," Gregory said of AnnaLynne's cover look. Gregory began by applying Kesalan Patheran #400 foundation to AnnaLynne's skin, then followed with M.A.C Medium Dark Mineralize Skinfinish. On AnnaLynne's cheeks, he dusted two M.A.C blushes -- Margin and Springsheen -- with a #116 Brush.

Many different products were used on AnnaLynne's eyes, though the end result was definitely very natural. Gregory brushed M.A.C Eyeshadows in Coquette and Omega across the brows with a #266 Brush and then used Girl/Boy Brow Set to keep them in place. As a base, he applied M.A.C Rice Paper Eyeshadow with a #252 Brush. In AnnaLynne's crease, he dusted M.A.C Kid Eyeshadow with a #224 Brush before sweeping M.A.C All That Glitters Eyeshadow across the lids with a #242 Brush.

Instead of using an eyeliner, Gregory lined AnnaLynne's eyes with two different M.A.C eyeshadows. Using a #266 Brush, he lined the top lids with Embark. He then used the #140 Brush to line the bottom lashline with Cork Eyeshadow (one of his all-time favorite products!).

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Gregory finished AnnaLynne's eyes with a coat of Prescriptives Motor-Eyes Instant Action Mascara.

Lips were also kept fairly simple. Gregory lined AnnaLynne's lips with M.A.C Oak Pencil before filling them in with M.A.C Love Nectar Lustreglass.

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Gregory's final thought? "With her glowing tan skin, perfect smile and that mane of beautiful blonde hair, I'm sure she could make and sell a poster that would go on a whole new generation of boys' walls!"

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