Monday 11 December 2017

Make-up Muse: Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon. Photo: Getty Images
Reese Witherspoon. Photo: Getty Images
Clarins Everlasting foundation
Rimmel natural bronzer

Sinead Van Kampen

Reese Witherspoon dazzled at the premiere of her latest movie How Do You Know. Teaming understated hair styling with a perfectly judged mini dress by Zac Posen, Reese went for statement styling and accessible make-up for last week's trip down the red carpet.

Ever since the then teen starlet first impressed us in The Man In the Moon Reece has kept her look strong and her roles even stronger. In theory she should simply blend in, but in practice, Miss Witherspoon always seems to dazzle in even the softest of roles.

To get Reece's youthful glow try swapping your usual foundation for a light reflecting version. As well as being excellent as a base for highlighting this gives good coverage whilst minimising lines and creases. Blending from the middle outwards, Clarins Everlasting foundation works a charm and whilst still being something of a light base, it doesn't shine too much for evening wear.Once you've got the shine free base keep things fresh with a dab of pressed powder. Rimmel's Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze is good for a wintry glow.

For the premiere Reese let her blue eyes steal the show and worked the dark smoky eye perfectly. Prep eyes by applying a nude shadow like Maybellines ExpertWear Eye Shadow in Earthly Taupe across the lid and up to the brow bone before layering a deep grey shadow like MAC's Print across the lid and up into the crease.

If you need a party twist on this try applying a little shimmer over the grey for some added sparkle. Next, line the top and bottom lash with a kohl pencil like Barry M's Kohl in black and finish with a few coats of volumising mascara. Kohl is best kept light so for finishing flawlessly be sure to sweep away any residue which may be a smudge too far as the night wears on.

The final twist on the look is really about balance. The eyes certainly pop whilst the lips remain barely there ,fans of the gloss should opt for a clear formula while the lipstick junkies will do well with paler, pinker, softer hues.

Finally there's the hair. The Stanford educated actress is no bimbo but those slicked blonde tresses could easily fall into that Wag category without a little care. Reece always takes care to frame her face perfectly. Applying a sleeking cream like Redkens Velvet Whip before you blow dry will help smooth this, and a spritz of Tigi's Masterpiece Hairspray is great for holding fine hair. We love this look.

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