Beauty Cues: Emily Blunt’s Simple Shimmery Makeup

How do you like Emily Blunt’s new lighter hair? I think it looks gorgeous ― I recall reading somewhere that she’s actually a natural blonde, so it makes sense that this new shade flatters her coloring so nicely. This makeup is so simple and pretty, but the softly gilded touch around her eyes makes it festive enough for any holiday celebration (and, as you can see on Emily, looks stunning with similarly toned jewelry). Low on product and maintenance, this look is gorgeous no matter how long you’ve been out in the cold. I’ll show you how to get it, after the jump!

  • Stila Eye Shadow Trio in Gilded: Use a large, fluffy shadow brush to dust the medium shade all over the lid up to the browbone, extending the color slightly outward into an exaggerated winged shape as you see on Emily. Blend with a finger or a clean brush to sheer it out, then use a smaller, more precise brush to line just the outer half of the lower lashline with the same shade. Blend again ― it should look smooth and blended without a defined line. Use a small liner brush to apply the lightest shade to only the inner corners and the inner half of the eye. Blend the colors into one another where they meet to create a smoky gradation.
  • Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Glisten: This is my favorite gloss formulation ― it’s not at all sticky, and the formula seriously moisturizes lips while imparting a glassy shine (plus a light, pleasantly minty scent). The peachy nude shade is sheer, so your lip color will show through for a natural, dewy look.
  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks in Rose: Use your fingers to spread this creamy tea rose shade on the apples of your cheeks, blending in circular motions for a natural flush, like you just came in from the cold (which you probably did, anyway). For the most flattering application, pull the color slightly upward diagonally towards temples to create the illusion of higher cheekbones.