I think Kate Beckinsale is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Last night for the Underworld: Awakening premiere in LA she wore an embellished gold Jenny Packham gown and had her handsome husband, Len Wiseman by her side. Makeup Artist, Molly Stern was inspired by her gown giving her an “elegant meets bohemian look,” resulting in lit from within skin with a soft, yet sexy edge. My favorite part was Kate’s eyes and I got the step-by-step from Stern on how to recreate them.
To start, using a cream cheek colour brush, Stern used my favorite tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier in Fawn to enhance her natural glow. She swiped it along her forehead, cheeks and chin and then blended and dabbled it into her crevices with a triangle sponge. For an added touch of radiance, Stern highlighted her cheekbones for a nice accent and the bridge of her nose. Highlighting the center bridge of the nose can help play down any wideness, just stay away from the tip. On her lips, Laura Mercier Baby Doll Shimmering Lip Glacé.
Now for the eyes! To compliment the gold gown, Stern used a combination of violet eyeshadows and a mahogany liner. Using a flat shadow brush she based Kate’s lid up to the crease with Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in African Violet and then deepened the lid at the lash line and up into the crease with a denser shadow brush to deposit more color using a deeper violet shadow. To bring the shape of Kate’s eye up and out, Stern used a thin, pointed liner brush and lined her top and bottom lashes with Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Liner in Mahogany Brown, which was followed by two coats of mascara.