Julia in natural makeup at "The Makeover" premiere in Los Angeles.
Shiseido's Dual Balancing Foundation ($38.50)
Laura Mercier pressed setting powder in Translucent ( $32)
Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride ($30)
Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge ($25)
Laura Mercier's Lip Glace in Blush ($24)
Clinique High Definition Lashes in Brown ($17)
Julia Stiles almost always goes with a smoky eye and nude lip on the red carpet, but she went a different direction for the premiere of “The Makeover” last night in New York — lighter on the liner and lashes, but with a brighter lip and cheek. It’s the perfect look for daytime, particularly if there’s a lot of windows and/or fluorescent lighting where you work. If the pics from last year’s company picnic are any indication, “smoky eye” reads lot like “down-on-her-luck Turkish whore” in direct sunlight.
Get Julia’s classic look with a lightweight moisturizing foundation (one to try: Shiseido’s Dual Balancing Foundation, $38.50) and a dusting of translucent powder (undisputed crowd favorite Laura Mercier setting powder, $32) over a berry-tinted cheek stain (Tarte’s Cheek Stain and Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge work for lips as well as cheeks). Finish it off with a neutral pink lip gloss (Laura Mercier’s Lip Glace in Blush is my fail-safe go-to color when I do makeovers) and brown rather than black mascara (soccer mom hairdo optional).