In this post I breakdown Giada De Laurentiis’ makeup from Giada at Home…
What you’ll need:
- Foundation- Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation in Wheat
- Concealer-Chantecaille Bio-Lift Concealer in Shea
- Powder- Jouer Replenish & Protect Hydrating Powder in Sand
- Mattifier- Jouer Essential Matte Touch
- Blush- Chantecaille Cheek Shade in Mood
- Cream eyeshadow and allover base- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Shore
- Eye shadow inner corner/brow bone highlight-Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Beige
- Lid eye shadow- Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Heather
- Crease eye shadow- Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Black Chocolate
- Upper and lower lash line eyeliner- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink
- Brows- NARS Eye Shadow in Blondie
- Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
- Mascara-Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof
- Lashes- Ardell Accents Lashes #301
- DUO Eyelash Glue
- Lip pencil- Shu Uemura Drawing Lip Pencil in 260
- Lipgloss- Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in 382s
- Nail polish-OPI Nail Polish in Bubble Bath
- Moisturize and use primer to prep your skin for makeup. Using a foundation brush or your clean fingers apply your Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation from the center of your face, blending downward and outward. Apply concealer with a concealer brush or clean fingers over and under the eyes and wherever additional coverage is needed. Using a large fluffy brush, set your makeup completely with the pressed powder. Use the Jouer Essential Matte Touch over your makeup throughout the day as needed for touchups, to absorb oil and perspiration.
- Using a large fluffy powder brush, smile to find the round, fleshy, apple of your cheeks and apply your Mood blush, blending softly up into the hairline for a natural flush.
- Using a synthetic bristle brush or a clean finger, apply cream eye shadow in Shore all over the lid up to the eyebrows as well-this important step will intensify the eye shadow you apply on top of it, as well as make your eye shadow crease proof. Apply Heather 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 with this look. Use a pencil brush to apply Black Chocolate to the crease, following the natural shape around your eye socket. Intensify the shadow on the outer corner until you achieve the desired intensity. Using a clean tapered blending brush, softly blend the lid and crease eye shadows together until you achieve the desired color, shape, and effect. Apply Shimmer Beige eye shadow to the tear ducts and brow bone to highlight.
- Using Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink and a synthetic angle brush, 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.
- Use the Gel Eyeliner on your lower lash line, smudging the product into the lower lashes, smoking out the line 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 thinly, bringing it in towards the inner corner of the eye.
- 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 Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof to the upper and lower lashes, getting as far back to the root of the lashes as possible for a thick, rich look.
- Using your fingers or a pair of tweezers, carefully remove the lashes. Apply a thin but substantial amount of glue to the base of the lashes, (I apply a little extra on the inner and outer edges) wait twenty seconds for the glue to become tacky, and then apply the lashes just on the outer corner of your eye. These half lashes add a natural yet eye opening effect. You want to place the lashes just on top of your own natural ones; you can hold them in place and give them a moment to set up before you proceed. The glue goes on white but dries clear. Once the lashes and subsequent glue have dried, you can take one more pass with your Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink. Gently apply a thin line of eyeliner just on top of your false lashes; this will help make your false lashes look more natural and blend in with your natural ones.
- Use a synthetic bristle angle brush to lightly fill in your brows with NARS eye shadow in Blondie. Use short, upward strokes- you’re creating a shadow effect, the illusion that there is slightly more hair.
- Line and fill in the lips completely with Shu Uemura Drawing Lip Pencil in 260.
- Apply Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in 382s to complete the Giada de Laurentiis look.
I am huge fan of Giada’s and I watch her show, Giada at Home, religiously. I enjoy collecting all of her cookbooks and my friends and I love her California cool aesthetic and her adorable, Anthropologie, style. Are you a fan of Giada’s too?
What do you think of Giada’s makeup? Would you try it? This look would be particularly gorgeous on someone with green eyes, as the purples and greys would make them look even more green.
*All of these products used here are product lines Giada’s makeup artist, Julie Morgan, uses on the show Giada at Home.
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