Any great makeup look begins with sparkling, fresh-scrubbed skin. Broussard had Emilia wash with Biore Acne Clearing Scrub ($6.99, drugstores) to clean and polish.
Before the makeup, Broussard applied a primer—a must for big moments, since it helps makeup adhere longer. (We love Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer, $29 at Target.) Then Broussard applied a natural-finish foundation like Vincent Longo Water Canvas Crème-to-Powder Foundation ($57 at Beauty.com), using a foundation brush for extra evenness. Then she dusted translucent setting powder like Smashbox Photo Set Finishing Powder ($28, Sephora) across Emilia’s face, focusing on the T-zone, to eliminate shine.
Use a soft grey pencil liner like Buxom Waterproof Smoky Eye Stick in Ice Pick ($19, Sephora) to line both the upper and lower lash lines, then grab a palette full of smoky greys and metallic hues to create this smoldering eye look. Try Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection ($46 at Sephora). Use a medium shadow brush to apply shadow in Lap Dance onto each lid, then grab a rounded crease brush to blend shadow in Birthday Suit into the creases and up toward the brow bones. Use a large shadow brush to sweep In The Buff just under the brows as a highlighter, and use a small shadow brush to blend French Tickler along the upper lash line. Finish by using a creamy pencil liner like Sephora Collection 12HR Wear Waterproof Jumbo Liner in White ($14, Sephora) to add shimmer n the corners of the eyes and underneath along the lower lash lines. Two coats of your favorite mascara are the finishing touch.
To offset the sparkle on the eyes, use a matte bronzer or blush (we like CoverGirl Classic Color Powder Blush, $5.99 at Walgreens) on the apples of the cheeks, the tip of the nose, and under the chin for a bit of contouring. Last, choose a soft lip color that’s just a shade or two darker than your natural lips, like Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Elle ($22, Ulta). For the most effortless look, apply it with your fingertips instead of straight from the tube.