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Oscar red carpet beauty: Get Anna Kendrick's dewy makeup

March 7, 2010 |  6:12 pm

"She's so easy-going, I would have hated to have 'gone to town' on her," said makeup artist Sara Glick, when discussing the soft makeup look she created for supporting actress nominee Anna Kendrick (for "Up in the Air.") 

"She's not a fussy, wearing-tons-of-makeup girl," she added, "And this look got to show how ridiculously milky and flawless her skin is."

Kendrick, who matched her natural-feeling makeup with a blush-colored Elie Saab gown, looked particularly fetching on Oscar night.

Here's how Glick played up the young actress' best features, without piling it on:

-First, she cleansed Kendrick's skin with Arcona Triad cleansing pads, which also tone and moisturize – following up with an application of Arcona Magic White Ice moisturizer ("It's really light, and doesn’t clog pores," Glick said).

-Next, she applied Temptu's Retouch highlighter (instead of foundation) in Champagne Shimmer to eyelids, cheeks, nose and any other planes that pick up light.
-Then she accented the apples of Kendrick's cheeks with Tarte Eco Cheek (a warm, peachy stain).

-Glick also used a Tarte stain on Kendrick's lips in Charmed (a deep pink). And to "create a soft healthy lip," she added a pale cotton-candy pink lip gloss.

-For her eyes, Glick also chose neutrals, using Dior's 5-color eyeshadow palette in 
Sunset Café. "I just really blended the colors for a very soft look," she said. She also brushed a bronze shadow into her lash line in the place of eyeliner.

-Then the artist added a couple of coats of Dior Show Unlimited mascara in black, eschewing fake lashes because "Anna has incredible lashes already."

-To give her a dewy glow, Glick spritzed Kendrick's face with Arcona Lavendar Hydrasol spray.

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: Amy Sancetta / Associated Press

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