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Mon, 11 April 2011 8:21AM

Primpers, I’d like you to take a pretty moment to reflect on this you-beaut shot of Victoria Justice. She may be a newbie on the red carpet circuit, but so far, she’s nailing it in the makeup department. The hint of beige and silver on the inner corners of her eyes and candy pink lip and cheek combo is as classic as it is pretty. If you’re looking for a foolproof makeup look, you’ve come to the right place.

Golden skin +  dove grey eye shadow + super straight hair = red carpet perfection.

Victoria Justice

Here’s how to make it happen:

1. Start with a your base. For a well-rested-looking glow, start with a dewy foundation to play up the shimmery eye shadow. Finish off your base by covering any dark circles or redness around the nose and cheeks with a hint of concealer. Try: Maybelline NY SuperStay Concealer, $14.95.

Clever tip: Don’t forget to blend your foundation across the eyelids. It’s a super fast way to conceal any red or blue undertones in the skin and it gives the eye shadow something extra to bind too.

2. Mix ‘n match: For a fresh change from safe-neutral shadows, try blending a soft dove grey or mauve eye shadow up to the mid-section of the eyelid, before layering a gold or silver shadow on the inner corners to make the eyes pop.

3. Line and Define: The beauty of a grey eye shadow is that you can afford to go to town with your liner and lashes, without looking too over the top. Start by blending a kohl liner along the top and bottom lash line before sealing the deal with two coats of a volumising mascara. If you’ve got a few extra minutes (and a steady hand) up your sleeves, roll with a few falsies on the outer corners of the eye for added definition. We like: L’Oreal Paris Contour Kohl Eyeliner, $14.95.

4. Look pretty in pink: For a natural-looking flush of colour, gently blend a soft pink blush-creme on the apples of the cheeks, building the colour up toward the outer corners of the eyes. Unlike a powder, blush cremes are foolproof to blend, and leave skin with a bonus dewy finish. Finish with a slick of pink gloss – preferably one that’s packed with teeny-tiny sparkles to play up the light. Check out: Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss – High Shine Sheer Concentrate, $46.


Do you love this look?

Are you a fan of grey eyeshadow?

What about the pink lip and cheek combo? Do you love?

Words: Eliza Ashe. Pic: Getty.

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  • Posted by: Jannz Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 09:34am

    I need to get me a blush creme! I love this look, so pretty.

  • Posted by: Karen-1298334769 Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 10:12am

    Love this look! Grey eyeshadow looks awesome and I’m loving the pink lip and cheek combo (one of my personal faves)

  • Posted by: samuel Devotee // Mon, 11 April 2011 11:12am

    Excellent look, my favourite look so far this season .

  • Posted by: petam Enthusiast // Mon, 11 April 2011 11:59am

    her eyebrows are divine!!

  • Posted by: Becca Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 12:16pm

    She looks stunning. I love grey eyeshadow, it goes with everything! My eyes are blue/grey so it really compliments them.

  • Posted by: kristinkate Devotee // Mon, 11 April 2011 12:19pm

    I’m a huge fan of soft grey and mauve eye shadows. I think they work perfectly with brown eyes and chocolate hair! Thanks for the tips on how to perfect my fave look!

  • Posted by: Nalini-1298541379 Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 12:44pm

    She looks really well put together…loving this look. I often use the same colour combination…but am finding it hard to find the perfect shade of blush! Might have to give the creme blush another go!

  • Posted by: StayC Enthusiast // Mon, 11 April 2011 01:51pm

    Love soft silvery greys, they suit everyone and are so easy to use. My fave is Rimmel’s shadow duo in Metallic Pearls, it’s just the perfect colour duo.

  • Posted by: Julieow Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 04:16pm

    Love! Her skin looks so good.
    I also love grey kohl. I use it over during the day.

  • Posted by: MissPaigeLauren Devotee // Mon, 11 April 2011 04:28pm

    Love this look, foundation is lovely and i like the blush and natural lip. Lovely

  • Posted by: muso Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 04:33pm

    Last year I mostly wore grey shades. Now I’m a bit bored with it and been wearing gold shades.

  • Posted by: beautybee1 Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 04:43pm

    She looks amazing. Love the silvery grey eye-shadow and pink cheeks and lips. Wish I had her skin!

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 05:45pm

    so so pretty!! and i too wish i had her skin :(

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Mon, 11 April 2011 06:25pm

    What a cute look! she looks really fresh, healthy and pretty!

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Tue, 12 April 2011 09:07am

    Loving this look :)

  • Posted by: p3charmed Master Fan // Tue, 12 April 2011 11:20am

    i love it, it’s so so pretty and natural!

  • Posted by: Bantam Master Fan // Tue, 12 April 2011 02:46pm

    I do like this look very much…she looks picture perfect :)

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Wed, 13 April 2011 05:52am

    She looks amazing and her makeup is absolutely flawless! I love her entire look overall.

  • Posted by: Pinkinsight // Wed, 13 April 2011 11:39am

    I really love this classy look and think i need to go find myself some blush creme!!!

  • Posted by: ecnalubma // Wed, 13 April 2011 04:25pm

    I love how natural she looks! Not OTT, just enhancing her natural beauty.

  • Posted by: jessocialite Enthusiast // Thu, 14 April 2011 11:05am

    I was only thinking this morning of investing in a sparkly shadow when I next hit the beauty counters!

  • Posted by: Louise-1295043242 Master Fan // Thu, 14 April 2011 02:36pm

    So pretty! dove grey eyeshadow might be a great new investment!

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Fri, 15 April 2011 04:35am

    and her eyebrows- omg amazing!

  • Posted by: ellyloves Devotee // Sat, 16 April 2011 04:51pm

    It’s so pretty

  • Posted by: Georgia-1302158019 Enthusiast // Sun, 17 April 2011 08:15pm

    I love this tried it last night! Looks glam but not over the top!

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Tue, 19 April 2011 12:56pm

    Her eyelashes look amazing!

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Sun, 10 May 2015 08:55pm

    Love grey eye shadow, love blending it with silver and charcoal for a smoky eye effect.

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