How did I miss one of my all-time favorite supermodels at the Oscars the other night?
Karolina Kurkova was wearing, hands down, one of the most unique and beautiful outfits from Armani Privé: an open-back jumpsuit in a shimmering shade of champagne. And let’s discuss her flawless hair and face – I mean, so gorgeous I can’t stand it.
I have met Karolina a few times backstage, and she’s one of the most gregarious models on the planet. All that and a nice personality to boot: sometimes life is SO unfair. But instead of getting jealous, let’s explore how she got this stunning look!
Makeup artist Beau Nelson created “soft incandescent highlights and contours on the eyes and cheeks” with Giorgio Armani Designer Lift foundation ($65), applied with an Urban Decay Blush brush ($32) in small circular motions. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat ($40) helped perfect and NARS bronzer in Laguna ($34) gave some glow, along with Tom Ford blush in Savage ($55) under her cheekbones.
Beau lightly brushed Chanel’s eyeshadow quad in Dunes ($58) on Karolina’s eyes, added a swipe of CoverGirl Lashblast mascara ($7.79), and filled her brows in with MAC Omega Shadow ($15). Finally, he used NARS Heatwave (over NARS Jungle Red lip liner ($22), which makes your lipstick stay put longer), a satin-texture lipstick ($24), for “a modern spin on old Hollywood glamour.”