BreBeauty Makeup Breakdown: Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad Makeup Look 1

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Lauren Conrad’s makeup always looks flawless and today I’ll show you how to duplicate her look.

What you’ll need:

Lauren Conrad Makeup Look 2 

  1. Moisturize and use primer to prep your skin for makeup. Using a foundation brush or your fingers apply your foundation from the center of your face, blending downward and outward. Apply concealer with a concealer brush or fingers over and under the eyes and wherever additional coverage is needed. Using a large fluffy brush, set your makeup with the pressed powder.
  2. Using a powder brush apply bronzer everywhere the sun would hit you naturally. Blend it over your temple, cheekbones, and chin in a 3 shape alongside your face. Blend it over your forehead, nose, and neck as well. Smile to find the apple of your cheeks and apply your blush, up into the hairline for a natural flush.
  3. Using a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply the pigment to highlight your features. Apply it under your eye area, and over your cheekbones for a glowy effect.
  4. The Lauren Conrad look is all about the eyeliner and sun kissed radiant skin. To that end, she doesn’t really use eye shadow but you can use the pigment all over the eye, from lash line to brow bone for a natural look.
  5. Using the felt tip liner, and a steady hand, apply a thin line to the upper lashes, working tight against the lash line, beginning at the middle of the eye. Wherever you put the applicator down first is where you will deposit the most color and product. After you make your line or —dash—in the middle extend the line to the outer edge of your eye and kick it up at the outer corner for a cat eye, winged effect. If you mess up simply take a Q-tip moistened with water to remove and start again. It takes patience and practice, you’ll get there. Whatever is left on the applicator you want to use to line the inner corner and finish connecting the eye liner. Once you have achieved the line and shape you want, you can go back over the line and thicken or straighten it as needed. If it gets too thick, again you can use the wet Q-tip to fix it.
  6. Using an angle or flat synthetic bristle brush, apply the black cream liner to the bottom lashes, starting at the outer edge of your lashes working your way in, getting thinner as you reach the inner corner of the eye and tear duct. You want to really deposit the product at the base of the lashes, don’t worry about precision you will be smudging this line for the desired effect. Before the product dries, you want to use your finger or a Q-tip to smudge the line, (Lauren uses her finger) concentrating most of the color on the outer edge. The whole point of this is to make the lashes look thick and lush, the eyeliner is a way to add drama to the eyes without using traditional eye shadows.
  7. Once the liquid eyeliner has dried, curl your lashes with a metal 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 mascara to the upper and lower lashes, getting as far back to the root of the lashes as possible for a thick, rich look.
  8. Using tweezers, carefully remove the individual lashes, depending on your eye shape you will need three to four lashes. Carefully apply glue to the base of the lash cluster, wait twenty seconds for the glue to become tacky, and then apply the lashes from the outer corner of your eye first and working your way in. You want to place 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 and finish your individual flare lashes.
  9. Use a synthetic bristle brush to fill in your brows with a soft eye shadow that matches your brows. A taupe shade is a universally flattering shade unless your eyebrows are very dark.
  10. Apply a light pink lip gloss to complete the look.  Don’t be surprised if the paparazzi start following you around as you go about your day.

Lauren Conrad Makeup Look 3

I often get requests from clients for the “LC look” and it’s one of the most searched terms on my site so I thought, for my 200th post, I would share with you how to achieve the quintessential California girl look. Lauren Conrad’s makeup artist is Amy Nadine who often uses Avon Mark products on her as she was a spokesmodel for the brand, but I featured products that I have used on clients in the past. The eyeliner can be tricky, but don’t be discouraged you’ll get it with practice. Remember, it’s only makeup, it’s not a tattoo, you can remove it and start over.

Lauren Conrad Makeup Look 4

What do you think of the Lauren Conrad look? Will you try it? Any more breakdowns you’d like to see? Let me know in a comment!

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10 Responses to BreBeauty Makeup Breakdown: Lauren Conrad

  1. Danielle says:

    love love love love love love love everything about this. thank you, Bre!

  2. Sam says:

    OMG! What a great post Bre. I love everything about this too!!!!
    I’d love to see you breakdown JLo. Not fly-girl JLo, American Idol JLo.

  3. Maggie says:

    Wow! I was always wondering how she always looks sooo fresh and flawless. Just discovered your blog! So happy I did. Subscribed to your feed too. I’ve been reading for over an hour already.

    I would also like to see JLO or Halle.

  4. Breanna says:

    @Maggie Thank you for reading! Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry always look gorgeous, they would be great breakdowns-thank you for the suggestions! Stay tuned!

  5. […] *Revised* If you want to learn how to achieve Lauren’s signature look, you can read my tutorial here. […]

  6. What a cool post Bre! I definitely think LC looks always so flawless…so this tips and tricks on her look are really useful, specially the eyeliner part…!

    I’m sure that any other celeb look will be of help, but If I had to choose I’d love to have your make up tips on Miranda Kerr or Jessica Alba :)

  7. […] Hello, I love your Lauren Conrad makeup breakdown! It is so informative! I use Avon Mark items, and I read that her makeup artist uses those on her […]

  8. Ashlee says:

    Hey wondering if u had any suggestions for a cheaper brand? Poor college student!

  9. charity arnold says:

    LC looks great. I would like to copy the look without using foundation while it is great at covering. I feel like foundation makes me look great but then I can never go without it. Because it makes my skin pale. I stop by the store and people don’t recognize me without perfect skin. I want to go more natural sure it may not be holleywood perfect face. But what are healthy skin alternitives for the working long hours and Mom. Also wearing foundation for 12+ hour days needs reaplication and touchups. So for the everyday person who wants to look good without continual touchups. Have any tips?

  10. Jelly Bean Jess says:

    I absolutely would hate to read all this! You definitely should of done a video but so far, it was great! LC is such a beautiful person!

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