Look Breakdown

Chrissy Teigen makeup
Photo by John Shearer/WireImage

Chrissy Teigen has rocked some gorgeous makeup looks the past few years. I came across one from the 2016 Grammy Awards that I think is beautiful, classic and perfect to wear as a wedding guest, as it will work with any dress color. As it’s now wedding season pretty much everywhere, you might need this.

Here’s my take on what she had on. Some of this is verified info from Mary Philips, the makeup artist who did this look.

Foundation: Full coverage foundation. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation would work well. See how the center of Chrissy’s face looks highlighted? You can get that effect by using the foundation shade that matches your skin around the edges of your face, and one that is two shades lighter on the center of your face.

Concealer: As needed on the face and under eyes. It’s hard to tell where concealer went without seeing what someone looked like pre-makeup, because a good concealer should cover circles and blemishes and blend into the skin.

Powder: Powder all over to set. MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural Powder would do the job. For this look, I would apply it with a sponge to get more coverage.

Highlighter & Contour: There’s definitely some highlight on those gorgeous cheekbones. Mary used the Physician’s Formula Super BB #InstaReady Contour Trio BB Stick to sculpt Chrissy’s face. This multi-tasking stick has both contour and highlight sections, which I am guessing she applied separately with a brush.

Cheek Color: As luck would have, Mary also shared which two blushes she used on Chrissy for this look. The first one was Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural, which was applied to the apples of the cheeks, at the center of the hairline and lightly at the chin. Then on just the apples, Mary applied Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blusher in Loveglow.

Eyebrows: Taupe brow powder to fill in sparseness/add shape where needed. I can see that the top of the brow was filled in to help with the shape and arch. Go with whatever color matches your brows for this, but don’t load it on. This look is not about the brows.

Eye Makeup: Mary said she used “warm bronzes and heated desert tones” for this eye makeup. I would go with MAC Eyeshadow in Swiss Chocolate for the initial color. This should be soft and very well blended. The shadow is extended past the outer corners of the eyes in a soft, uplifted angle shape. I would use a pencil brush to apply that same shadow at the lower lashline. On the lid, I would top Swiss Chocolate with MAC Bronze. Eyeliner is barely detectable, but I would guess some matte dark brown eyeshadow like Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Rich Brown was applied with a thin brush at the top lashline.

Mascara: Yes, top and bottom lashes. My go to is still Dior Diorshow Mascara.

False Lashes: She might have had a few small individual lashes on the outer corners, but you could achieve a similar look with just mascara.

Lipliner: Yes, same color as the lipstick. MAC Stripdown Lipliner would work. It looks different on the MAC site, but it is a creamy brown beige.

Lipcolor: MAC Velvet Teddy plus some clear lip balm like Glossier Balm Dotcom would do the job.

Because of the mostly neutral colors, this look appears natural and understated, but with the right hair and outfit, it looks very elegant. It’s technically an easy-ish look to do, but if you stay with the full coverage foundation, make sure to exfoliate first, and prep your skin with a moisturizer, serum or face oil (or whatever combination of those work for you) first. Full coverage foundation will catch on any dry areas and can cake up if you don’t work in thin layers.

This look is best suited for medium to medium dark skintones. The eyeshadow colors are especially complimentary on brown and green eyes.

If you’ve got questions, I’ve got answers, so comment away,

Have a beautiful day 🙂


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