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From head to toe, Game of Thrones star Lena Headey looked flawless at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, where she debuted her post-baby body and a fresh bob haircut. It was her beaded burgundy Zuhair Murad gown though that inspired her makeup.
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“I was thinking of her as kind of a fresh-faced English rose, but the fall version, with a little drama to her eyes,” says makeup artist Lisa Storey, who even used body makeup on the star “so she had this luminous glow everywhere.”
Because “Lena had just come off a flight from the U.K.,” moisture was key. Chanel Le Lift Serum ($175) and Le Lift Firming Eye Cream ($105) were key, with Chanel Skin Sensitive Cream ($80) on top. Beyond that, Storey also mixed the latter cream with concealer to highlight her cheekbones.
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For her eyes, the makeup artist began by sweeping Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Velvet Luminous Matte Eyeshadow in Melody ($36) across her lids to create a peachy warmth. Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Smoky ($61) was the next step: the darker shade across the eyelid and blended into the contour, and the lightest silvery shade in the center of the eye. “Then I used Noir Intense eyeliner under the lash line, smudged it in and flicked the edges out to lift the eye a little.” Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Graphite ($29) was used in the lower waterline “to help the eye pop open.” The final touch: mascara, of course.
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