Debit / Credit: How To Get Olivia Palermo’s Latest Beauty Look

Debit / Credit: How To Get Olivia Palermo’s Latest Beauty Look

Feline flicks, a sultry eye, creamy skin and a nude lip will never date. Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury has just proved it with her latest, smouldering look for Olivia Palermo. Keen to replicate it yourself? Here’s how to get the look, whether you’re on a budget or a spree…


£: E.L.F. Natural Glow Lotion
££: Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

It’s always key to prep your skin before you go in with foundation, which is exactly what Sofia did here for Olivia’s look. Try formulas like these that hydrate and sink down into the skin fast, so you never have to worry about piling. Let them sink in for five minutes before applying foundation – this will prevent a patchy finish. 


£: Morphe Fluidity Coverage Foundation
££: Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

To recreate the luminous, semi-matte glow Sofia achieved here, use foundations that contain light-reflecting particles. Apply the foundation only on the areas that need it to even out skin tone – around the nose, chin, cheeks and under the eyes. Try using a gentle dabbing motion that pushes the product into the skin, rather than wiping it on and off in the same movement. A foundation brush is needed for this naturally radiant look to ensure an even blend.


£: Kiko Maxi Mod Mascara
££: By Terry Mascara Terrybly 

Believe it or not, no false eye lashes were used to create Olivia Palermo’s eye look. To replicate a similar fluttery effect, invest in a voluminous mascara that has a deep, jet black colour. Make sure your wand isn’t overloaded so the product is less likely to meet the skin, then gradually stroke the wand upwards, starting at the roots and lifting to the tips. For further volume, hold the wand vertically and push it directly up into the roots.


£: NYX Butter Gloss In Tiramisu 
££: Charlotte Tilbury Dancefloor Princess 

Sofia first lined Olivia’s lips with Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat liner in Iconic Nude before sweeping on a creamy, nude shade for a neutral balance to the statement eye. To get the same effects on a budget, try NYX’s Butter Gloss, which is an almost identical shade to the Charlotte Tilbury one she used here. Both formulas have a balmy texture, which is not only more forgiving than a matte but requires less precision in application – great for transforming your look at speed. One trick for pulling off a nude like this is to coat your natural lip colour with foundation first; this will emphasise your colour once it’s applied. 



£: Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil 
££: Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil 

Brow gels are effective, but pencils and powders are often better at filling gaps and extending the brow at the outer and inner corners. Look to double-ended pencils that use an angled brush to fill any gaps and define the arch once you’ve created your shape. Try not to use them in a solid line like an eyeliner. Instead, create the illusion of fine hairs like Olivia’s by using short, feathery strokes that follow the pattern of hair growth. For example, start at the inner corner, work upwards to the arch and onward.


£: Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette Contouring Eyeshadows
££: NARS Hot Nights Face & Eye Palette

Only very subtle taupes and shimmer were used on Olivia’s eyes to keep the focus on the flicks. Before you start with eyeshadow, dab a little foundation or concealer over the lids to hide any redness and create a smooth, even base. Next, use the lightest shade in your palette over the whole eye before going one step darker at the crease of the socket line. Blend together for the same creamy lid look. Finish by taking a light-reflecting or pearly shadow up to your brow bone for a brightening effect.


£: Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal Liner
££: Shiseido Kajal Ink Artist In Nippon Noir 

You can use either a liquid or pencil liner to recreate the fine lines seen here, but a soft pencil often gives better precision. Choose one that’s got a creamy formula as this will glide on without dragging the skin. Work the pencil tip right in at the root of the lash. Start just in from the outer corner and draw along the lash line towards the midpoint, using short, deft strokes. Finally, the key here is to never leave a hard line. While this look is precise, smudging it a little on the lids will soften everything up, making it more wearable and sultry.


£: CYO All Set Fixing Powder 
££: Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Setting Powder 

To seal this look in place, Sofia dusted powder over the skin. You only need a small amount, but it will ensure that make-up stays fresh looking and lasts for hours. Choose a texture that has a light consistency like the two listed here. Powder will also work to set concealer and eye make-up, so it doubles up as an eye primer too. Only apply it to the oiliest parts of your face, so lids and T-zone – everywhere else should be left alone.


£: Rimmel London Highlighter Palette 
££: Tom Ford Contouring Compact 

Prominent cheekbones were the order of the day for this look. To accentuate them in a similar way, use a deep colour on the apples of your cheeks – try beige or pale bronze on very pale skin, or a deeper bronze or honey on darker skin. Then use your fingers or a medium-sized brush to apply a small amount of your colour underneath the cheekbones and blend well so there are no hard edges. Finally, apply some highlighter along the top of the cheekbone, just below and around the eye to lift everything and give skin the same glossy sheen – blend this out carefully so you don’t get too much shimmer in one area.

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