Rachel Weisz is so beautiful it’s stupid, and I think much of her allure has to do with the fact that she lacks the eerily perfect symmetry of most Hollywood faces — she has a really unique, almost strange look to her that is beyond compelling. After all, Daniel Craig put a ring on it, and though there was a significant amount of scandal surrounding that whole situation, it seems to me like the circumstances were very different from what the general public took from it (which, it must be said, definitely applies to most celebrity “scandals”). But I digress, because all I really have to say is: how gorgeous are these photos from the British actress’s September cover of Marie Claire UK? Those eyes! That hair! If I could have anyone’s face, I would probably choose Rachel Weisz, because look. Since I am ostensibly unable to do that, I’ll settle for trying to make myself look like her by piling on the bronze eyeshadow and contouring the hell out of my cheekbones. After the jump, check out my product picks for recreating Rachel’s smoky, subtle beauty — I know you don’t want to think about this, but it’s truly perfect for fall.
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Lost: A long-lasting “medium metallic brown” with a super-soft, velvety texture, use a medium-sized fluffy brush to blend this silky shadow over lids and up into the crease, then a smaller one to run it along the lower lash line.
- Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Coffee Bean: This neutral black-brown shade will become a staple in your makeup routine for its versatility alone, never mind its smooth application and all-day wear. After applying shadow, line the upper and lower lids as close to the lash line as possible. To create an extra-defined eye, lift your top lid with your opposite hand, then run the liner repeatedly along the inner rim.
- Smashbox Bronze Lights in Sunkissed Matte: Contour looks best when using a matte shade that’s only slightly darker than your natural skin tone. I’m a pale girl (as is Rachel), so I run this pale bronze under my cheekbones and over my temples to sculpt and define while adding warmth. Darker-skinned ladies will want to choose a darker (matte!) shade.
- NARS Blush in Douceur: A matte pinky-brown blush swept diagonally across the cheekbones and apples of cheeks with a big, fluffy brush adds color and blends contouring into a believable shadowy finish.
- Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody’s Baby: This soothing stick has the pigment of a lipstick with the texture and healing effects of a balm, and its warm nude adjusts perfectly to suit all skin tones.