Freida Pinto has been making Paris considerably more adorable this week, holding hands with cutie boyfriend Dev Patel at the fashion shows and taking to the streets in a variety of sweet outfits. At the Louis Vuitton show, her makeup was the standout part of her ensemble. It was subtle, but it gave her a gorgeous glow and played up her features perfectly. If you don't want to go darker in the chilly months ahead, this look is a delightful substitute. To find out how to do it yourself, just keep reading.
- Begin by water-lining eyes with an extremely fine-point black eyeliner, like L'Oreal Micro Liner in Black Point ($8.50). Then, apply several coats of an intense black mascara, like DiorShow Black Out Waterproof Mascara ($24).
- For your shadow, start with a primer like Victoria's Secret Lasting FX Eyeshadow Primer ($8) — there are a lot of layers you're going to need to keep in place here. Then apply a white base shade, like Origins Eyeshadow in White Gold ($14), from lash line to crease. Over that, dust a layer of aubergine shadow, like Bare Minerals Eyeshadow in Adventure ($13), just on the upper lid. (It makes brown and green eyes really pop.) Finish with a textured gold shadow, like Urban Decay's Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow in Maui Wowie ($16), applied almost the way you would cat-eye liquid liner: starting out thin near the inner eye, and getting thicker as you go out. Brush a little on the lower lid as well to brighten up tired eyes.
- For cheeks, begin by applying a stain in sheer pink-peach, like Tarte Cheek Stain in Blissful ($30), on the apples of your cheeks, and a little on your chin as well if you want to soften a strong jaw. Then, dust a thin layer of luminizing powder, like Guerlain Meteorites Finishing Powder ($53), along your hairline, jawline, cheeks, and down the bridge of your nose to get a softening glow in the areas light hits your face.
- For lips, start with a neutral pink lip pencil, like L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Liner in All About Pink ($8.50). Then, apply a purply lip gloss, like Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly in Hallucination ($18), and blend.