How can you not have a girl crush on Natalie Portman? This Hollywood actress has it all– beauty, brains, and talent. Natalie is the perfect makeup muse for women who prefer a look that is delicate, feminine, and a little feline. This breakdown is best suited for those with small and/or narrow faces.
Natalie’s signature makeup look involves a subtle smoked out eye that angles upwards and outwards parallel to her eyebrows. Natalie’s eyebrows play a huge role in making her face as distinctive as it is. You’ll notice they are not rounded or arched, but straight, and actually angle upwards at the ends. She uses this to her advantage with the smokey eye by mimicking their hawkish shape. The shadow extends her eyes, making them look larger and more slanted, drawing attention to them (and away from the rest of her face).
To get her eye makeup look, line the upper and lower waterline completely with a brown eye pencil. Sweep a medium-brown eyeshadow over the lids and outwards to form the shadow cat eye. If desired, use a thin brush to smudge a silver, purple, plum or metallic light brown eyeshadow over the upper and lower lashlines as well. Apply a silver or pearl-toned highlighter under the brow. Curl lashes and apply plenty of mascara.
Avoid bronzers and shimmery blushes and stick with matte pinks and faint reds for the cheeks. If you’re looking to up the drama, go for a “rouge”-d look by sweeping a red blush like MAC Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet onto the apples of the cheeks (but don’t blend it all over the place, or you’ll look sloppy!). Otherwise, stick with a natural pink that suits your skintone (MAC Powder Blush in Mocha). Natalie’s makeup artists will often strategically apply her blush from the underside of the cheek to beneath the temple to emphasize her cheekbones.
To get Natalie’s classic lip look, skip heavy lipsticks and lip liners and go for sheer formulas in pink and red tones. Natalie is well-known for her environmental advocacy and vegan lifestyle, so why not follow in her footsteps and opt for lip products from an all-natural skincare brand, like Korres Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10 in Natural Pink. Miss Portman is also a brand ambassador for Dior, so you can’t go wrong there either!
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