Rachel McAdams is undeniably one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood. That skin! Those lips! Celebrity makeup magician Troy Jensen has worked his magic with her on a number of occasions and has shared his makeup breakdowns with us Muggles. Be sure to check out his other spellwork on his website!
Girls should always find makeup and fashion muses among celebrities to be inspired by. Rachel McAdams is the perfect beauty muse for Asian and Indian girls with small to medium eyes and medium to large lips who want to know how to apply makeup to make the best of their features. Rachel likes to play up her lips with rich, sexy colors and keep her eyes smoldering with a neat smoky eye.
Look 1: Brown smoky eye and bright pink lips
This may honestly be one of my absolute favorite makeup looks of all time. Jensen paired a white and brown smoky eye with pink blush and a stunning pink lipgloss (Shu Uemura Vinyl Unlimited Lip Gloss in Vivid Pink Lacquer). To emulate, keep your smoky eye very clean and neat; don’t go crazy with smudging and spread your shadows and liner all over the place. Contain and control.
Look 2: Shimmery white-gray smoky eye with red lips
Look at Rachel looking oh so fierce in her shimmery, wintery smoky eye makeup paired with a Christmas-y pink-based red lipgloss.
For Rachel’s eye makeup, Jensen used NARS Eye Liner Pencil in Iceberg, Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in Sparkling Nude, Dior 5-Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette in Smoky Design, Dior High Impact Eyeshadow in Crystal White, and Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara.
Look 3: Purple smoky eye with nude lips
Normally I am not a fan of unnatural colors in eye makeup looks but Jensen can make any girl change her mind about placing limitations on the power of makeup! Rachel’s vivid purple eye makeup look is divine and even gives the impression of bringing out flecks of purple in the color of her green eyes. Jensen used a purple eyeshadow palette by Yves Saint Laurent (YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in Lilac Sky) and paired with a nude-pink lipcolor.
The idea remains the same: keep your smoky eye look (paradoxically) sharp and crisp; you want your small or medium eyes to be an alluring asset… make the guys and gals want to come and get a closer look! And don’t forget to accentuate your lovely lips.