Sunday, January 10, 2016

Get The Look: Gigi Hadid

If I could steal anyone's makeup look, it would be Gigi Hadid's. So that's exactly what I did. She has nailed the "less is more", fresh faced glow that I am always after. After turning my Pinterest feed into Gigi's number one stalker's feed, I really honed in on how she gets her look.

Gigi (yes, we are on a first name basis) only ever wears golden brown tones on her eyes, those are the colors I am going to work with today. I'm starting with my foundation and concealer already done, that way my eyelids are a nice clean canvas to work on. I want the entire eyelid to have a light glow to it, not shimmer, so I used my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette which is technically for your face, and used the shade "Dim Light" to give a nice warm glow. This step is probably completely unnecessary, but go big or go home I guess!

Then with a light brown transition shade, use a fluffy tapered blending brush to place the color into the crease and blend upward toward the brow. My favorite is the Mac 217 brush. Also take the color into the outer V and extend it outward. By dragging the color out, it gives the eye a more almond, cat-like shape, just like Gigi's. I wanted to include a clip that shows exactly where the color should be placed because it can be a little hard to describe.

There are many different shades that you can use for this next step, but I chose to use Mac Patina eyeshadow. It's a gorgeous golden taupe color that is very subtle. You could also use a more yellow gold, but for this look 'Patina' seemed like the best option! Place this color with a flat shading brush all over the lid. You can take a little of this under the lower lash line for a tiny bit of definition, but it looks like Gigi kept hers bare.

Her outer corner is deepened ever so slightly. Using the same Mac 217 brush, place a deeper matte brown into the outer V, following that same extended shape made with the transition shade. Remember this isn't a smoky eye, so keep it fairly light.

Another trick to create the illusion of a more elongated eye is to have a bright inner corner. Gigi has a shimmery white gold shadow in her inner corner and dragged slightly onto the upper and lower lids. I used The Body Shop's eyeshadow in "Oh, Honey". I'm afraid this shade may have been discontinued because I couldn't find it online! But any similar shade will do the trick. Quick mini review for you, The Body Shop eyeshadows are so incredibly underrated. They are just as good, if not better than my Mac shadows. Even better, they are on sale online right now for $5! I'll pick my jaw up off the floor now and move along.

After doing some research, one of Gigi's tricks to give her eyes a 'twinkly' appearance is to line the waterline with a golden champagne shade. I first used a nude liner, then layered a gold liner by Mally over the top because I didn't have a shade as light as I wanted. Improvise people.

This is probably the most important part of the look, the cat eye liner. She does hers in a very specific shape that gives her eyes that look that I can't shut up about. Draw a straight line out from the corner of the eye, the shape has no curve to it. The extend a straight line back connecting with your lash line and color it it. She only takes the liner to above her pupil, make sure not to bring it in too far. My all time favorite liquid eyeliner is the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper. I can't even remember how long I have owned this, and it still hasn't dried out. It's a miracle!

I always set my liquid liner with a matte black shadow. If you're not a pro with your liner, try this trick. By pressing the black shadow over top with a small angled brush, it helps to blend any wobbly lines and makes it look more perfect. Not only that but it helps your liner stay put all day.

According to Gigi, she can't put a strip lash on to save her life, so she loves individual lashes! So pop on a couple coats of mascara (today I used Maybelline Full N' Soft and Tarte Gifted mascara) and lets get to the lashes. There are so many different varieties of individual lashes and in my opinion they are all just as great as the last. I used 4 medium length lashes on the outer half of my eye and 2 short length on the inner half. These give the eyes a flirty, fluttery look without looking fake.

This part is exciting, I was able to find out exactly what lipstick Gigi is wearing in these pictures, and to my pleasant surprise it is from Maybelline! First to define my lips a little more I lined them with Nyx Retractable Lip Liner in Nude.

The Maybelline lipstick she wore was 'Born With It", it's a beautiful nude-y pink color. 

And now you'll be looking bright, and fresh! 

Who do you think has the best makeup? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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  1. Absolutely stunning! I love the tip about the champagne color on your waterline!

    1. Thanks girl! I love it too! It really makes such a difference! :)


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