BreBeauty Makeup Breakdown: Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox Makeup Look 1

Image from Entertainment Weekly

In this post I breakdown Courteney Cox’s makeup from the television series Cougar Town


What you will need:



  1. Moisturize and use primer to prep your skin for makeup. Using a foundation or powder brush, apply your foundation from the center of your face, blending downward and outward. Apply another layer over areas that need more coverage. Apply concealer with a concealer brush over and under the eyes. Using a large fluffy powder brush set your makeup completely with the pressed powder.
  2. Using a fluffy powder brush, smile to find the round, fleshy, apple of your cheeks and apply your Deep Throat blush, blending softly up into the hairline for a natural flush.
  3. Apply Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base all over the lid up to the eyebrows. Apply the DUO eye shadows of Madrague to the lid and slightly up to the crease, but not above it, following the natural shape of the eye socket. You want the majority of the color and product to be on the lid.
  4. Using a pencil brush, like NARS Eye Contour Brush, apply the darker, matte caramel shade of Madrague eye shadow to the crease. Following the shape of the eye socket. Be sure you carry the eye shadow just slightly above the crease so you can see the color when your eyes are open. Using a clean tapered blending brush, like NARS Small Dome Eye Brush, softly blend the lid and crease eye shadows together, extending slightly out to the temples, until you achieve the desired color, shape, and effect.
  5. Using your pencil brush and Bengali eyeshadow, lightly press in and apply to the lower lash line, smudging the product into the lower lashes, smoking out the line and blending to achieve the desired effect. You want the most concentration of color and product to be on the outer edge and corner of the eye. Concentrate on the outer edge and draw the line all the way in towards the inner corner of the eye, getting thinner as you reach the tear duct.
  6. Using NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto, starting at the outer lashes and working your way in, apply a thin, tight line to the upper lashes. Drawing the line thinner as you reach the inner corner and tear duct. You can go over the line to smooth it out, even out any mistakes, and make a slightly thicker line on the outer edge. Again, you want the most concentration of color and product to be on the outer edge and corner of the eye. You really want to deposit the product at the base of the lashes, making the lashes look thick and lush and further defining the eye.
  7. Using Iceberg pencil gently trace a thin, tight line to the lower lash waterline for an eye opening effect.
  8. Curl your lashes with the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Get as far back to the eyelid as possible (without pinching!) and pump the curler for ten seconds to really lock in the curl. Apply volumizing mascara to the upper and lower lashes, getting as far back to the root of the lashes as possible for a thick, rich look.
  9. Use a synthetic bristle angle brush to lightly fill in your brows with NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Portobello. Use short, upward strokes- you’re creating a shadow effect, the illusion that there is slightly more hair.
  10. Line and fill in the lips completely with Tonga lip pencil. Apply a coat of NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Buenos Aires to complete your Courteney Cox Cougar Town look.


{The makeup look that inspired the breakdown}

Are you a fan of Cougar Town too? The new season is now on TBS and I swear, I laugh every episode. In addition to the hilarious writing, I love the cast’s hair and makeup-gorgeous! I am also obsessed with the sets-Jules, Courteney Cox’s character’s home, in particular. For a great behind the scenes look of the awesome interiors of Cougar Town, you have to check out Julia’s fantastic post, “Cougar Town:” The Houses of the Cul-de-Sac Crew. Warning: If you love houses, you will adore Julia’s incredible website and find yourself logging some serious hours on it. Like Pinterest hours.

What do you think of Courteney Cox’s makeup? Would you rock it? Can you believe she’s 48?!


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One Response to BreBeauty Makeup Breakdown: Courteney Cox

  1. Amy says:

    Love it! Welcome back Bre!

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