Get the Look: Zooey Deschanel’s Fresh Face
The holidays are over, so let’s all agree to slowly back away from the glitter. In fact, let’s just clean the slate and start the new year with makeup and hair looks that are simple, natural, fresh, and easy to achieve. At the season finale of The X Factor in Los Angeles, Zooey Deschanel kept things simple and low-key—a look that’s appropriate anywhere and anytime.
1. Perfectly Protected Skin
Love her or loathe her, you can’t help but admire her commitment to sunscreen. Unlike many starlets, Zooey doesn’t shoot for the bronzed goddess look, which we admire. Who needs a tan when your natural coloring is so damn pretty? Getting angelic skin starts with wearing a great sunscreen each and every day. We recommend the face and body formulations of La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid, a dry-finishing and fragrance-free sunscreen that absorbs quickly and won’t irritate sensitive skin. When your skin is healthy and not sun-thrashed, a medium-coverage foundation like Cle de Peau Beaute Cream Foundation glides on effortlessly and acts as the perfect pore perfecter.
2. Your Face, But Better
Zooey’s eyes and lips look enhanced, but not “done.” At home, line eyes with a brown or black pencil eyeliner (try Physician's Formula Eye Definer Automatic Pencil) and then smudge gently with your finger. Apply two coats of a lengthening mascara like Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara in Extreme Black 003.
Swipe a matte peach blush over the apples of the cheeks (try CoverGirl Cheekers in Pretty Peach), and apply a moisturizing lip stain (like Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment). For an extra dose of shine, finish with a dab of clear gloss in the center of your lips.
3. Seriously Shiny Locks
Is it Zooey’s vegan diet that makes her hair so lush and shiny? Maybe she studiously avoids heat styling and UV exposure, both of which can cause hair to become brittle and dry. We can’t say for sure, but the good news is that for the rest of us, there are products for that. To get this glossy shine, shampoo and condition hair with Bumble and bumble Let it Shine Shampoo and Conditioner, which removes residue that can make hair look dull and lifeless. When hair is dry, finish with a few spritzes of Bb Shine On (and On) Finishing Spray and distribute throughout hair with your fingers.