NARS and the Emmys: Get America Ferrera's Red Carpet Look

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Vanessa Scali, who created the look for America Ferrera, decided on a timeless, sophisticated look inspired by the 50′s: an Audrey Hepburn eye, a Vargas mouth and a sheer, radiant face to keep the look modern. All of these elements really helped to enhance the Ugly Betty star’s natural beauty. 

Vanessa shared with us her step-by-step routine that helped give America her beautiful look:

Foundation/Concealer:

nars balanced foundation fiji.jpg“I like the skin to look flawless but real so I always use foundations and concealers sparingly. That said, I prefer spot coverage for foundation. On America, I used NARS Balanced Foundation ($41) in Fiji and Barcelona (I mixed two colors for the prefect match). I use a brush to apply it to the areas that need it and then I blend it in with my fingers. Using your fingers heats the product just a bit and leaves a seamless finish.

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Then I applied NARS Concealer ($21) under the eyes where necessary.”

 

 

 

Contouring:

nars bronzing powder casino.jpg“I used NARS Bronzing Powder ($29) in Casino to contour her cheekbones and accentuate her bone structure.”

 

 

 

 

Cheeks:

nars multiple portofino.jpg“For extra staying power I used a combination of NARS cream and powder blush. This will make your blush last longer and require fewer touchups. First, I applied NARS The Multiple Stick ($37) in Portofino to the apples of the cheeks. Cream formulas are my favorite. They are the easiest to blend and leave the most natural finish.

nars blush orgasm.jpgThen after I used a touch of NARS translucent powder and then I applied NARS Blush ($25) in Orgasm. The combination gave her face a touch of color and a subtle shimmer that left her looking radiant – not made up.”

 

 

 

Eyes:

nars all about eve duo.jpg“The eye is sophisticated yet innocent. First I used the NARS Multiple Stick in Copacabana all over the eye lid. Followed by the right hand color in the All About Eve Eyeshadow duo ($32) all over the eye and under the bottom lashes. This layering help gives staying power.

nars mascara.jpgNext, I lined inside the NARS Eyeliner Pencil ($20) in Iceberg (white) to make them look bigger and I lined her eyes (upper lid only) with the NARS Eyeliner Pencil in Moon Black. Because mascara and lashes were very important to define the eye, I curled them and gave them several coats of NARS mascara ($23) in Black Orchid.”

 

 

Eyebrows:

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“I used NARS Brow Pencil ($19) in Ipanema brow pencil to fill in as needed.”

 

 

Lips:

 

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“The lips are bold and semi-matte. I used NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick ($24) in Scarlet Empress.”

 

]]>Vanessa Scali, who created the look for America Ferrera, decided
on a timeless, sophisticated look inspired by the 50′s: an Audrey
Hepburn eye, a Vargas mouth and a sheer, radiant face to keep the look
modern. All of these elements really helped to enhance the Ugly Betty star’s natural beauty. 

Vanessa shared with us her step-by-step routine that helped give America her beautiful look:

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