BreBeauty Makeup Breakdown: Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher

In this post I breakdown Cameron Diaz’s makeup from Bad Teacher

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What you will need:

  1. Moisturize and use primer to prep your skin for makeup. Using a foundation brush, apply your NARS foundation from the center of your face, blending downward and outward. Apply concealer with a concealer brush over and under the eyes and wherever additional coverage is needed. Using a large fluffy brush set your makeup completely with the pressed powder.
  2. Using a fluffy powder brush apply NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna. Apply everywhere the sun would hit you naturally, the bony prominences of the face-nose, chin, temple and forehead blending up into the hairline. To sculpt and slim your face, apply the brown powder directly under your cheekbones to contour, blending softly into the foundation and powder. You don’t want any harsh obvious lines or stripes, be sure to blend everything together. Smile to find the round, fleshy, apple of your cheeks and apply your Sex Appeal blush, blending softly up into the hairline for a natural flush.
  3. Using a synthetic bristle brush, apply Voyage eye shadow 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, apply the NARS Duo eye shadows of Portobello 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, softly blend the eye shadows together until you achieve the desired color, shape, and effect.
  5. Using your pencil brush and the Portobello eyeshadows, 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 Eye Pencil in Black Moon, starting at the outer lashes and working your way in, apply a thin, tight line to the upper lashes and lower lash line. 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. 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 NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara to the upper and lower lashes, getting as far back to the root of the lashes as possible for a long, and luxurious look.
  8. 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.
  9. Line and fill in the lips completely with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, blot with a coffee filter to make a stain and apply another coat.
  10.  For added (optional) shine, apply a coat of Pure Sheer Lip Treatment in Angelique to complete your Cameron Diaz Bad Teacher look.

What do you think of Cameron Diaz’s look? Did you see Bad Teacher? *Spoiler alert* It was hilarious!

 This breakdown was a special request, Hi Bre! After Watching Bad Teacher this weekend, my eyes didn’t leave the screen for two reasons. 1. So funny! 2. Cameron Diaz’s amazing makeup. Her bronze lids and signature glossy red lip need to be revealed! BreBeauty Breakdown please! Thanks, Gab.

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3 Responses to BreBeauty Makeup Breakdown: Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher

  1. Nice job Bre! Cameron looks really glowy and dewy… and since you’re recommending the film, i’m going to have go and watch it. Thanks :D

  2. Teri Roughen says:

    AHHH! This is so great. I want to see this movie but love the close ups of her and I will jot down the tips.
    Also, have a good moisturizer tip for skin that breaks out easily. My skin gets dry in winter but still can break out. Thanks! T

  3. That movie was hilarious! Your break-down of her make-up amazes me!

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