Spirit Awards Beauty: Jenny Slate's Radiant Complexion

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Makeup artist Kirin Bhatty gives us the scoop on the Spirit Award nominee's glowing skin.

From her cheery Mary Katranzou frock to her glowy makeup, Obvious Child's Jenny Slate was a bright spot on the red carpet at Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. "I feel like softer always looks so beautiful in natural light. I wanted Jenny to look like herself — effortless," says makeup artist Kirin Bhatty, who kept Slate's complexion radiant and dewy for the daytime occasion, and played up the actress' spring-inspired ensemble, styled by Jessica Paster.

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To get Slate's glowing complexion, Bhatty turned to a winning combo of products and her makeup kit's secret weapon. "I'm all about skin prep," explains the artist who insists on applying everything with a beauty blender dampened with Chanel's Hydra Beauty Essence mist

Using Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream and Chanel Hydra Beauty serum as a base, Bhatty layered on Smashbox's Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer, and spot-treated with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. For an added touch of iridescence, Bhatty incorporated a combination of Armani Fluid Sheer #2 and #7. The finishing touch? NARS Matte Multiple in Anguilla, followed by Chanel Camelia Rose Powder Blush and final sculptural touches using Smashbox's Contour Kit.