Red Carpet Makeup Tips from Kate Lee

Makeup artist Kate Lee helped GP get ready for the Emmy’s, and so we asked her for some tips.

I’m really enjoying Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation. I apply it with a nylon brush then blend with a beauty blender sponge, which gives a beautifully healthful glow.

For the eyes I started with Chanel’s Illusion D’ombre In Emervielle with Fantasme, a bronzy gold creme shadow, which I applied to the whole lid and blended out at the socket. I let some color bleed out to the inner corners of the eye and then added a highlight of shimmer to the center of the lid. Next I added a soft black gel liner (a combination of Noir Kohl Liner and Black Shiseido Brush Liquid Liner) at the base of the lashes. We curled the lashes, applied a coat of Mascara and then added in a few extra strip and individual lashes.

I’m experimenting with By Terry Rose de Rose Liquid Blush at the moment and I’m loving the results. It is more of a sheen of color. For Gwyneth, I used an apricot shade on her cheek bones to give dimension.

I’m also loving the new Kevyn Aucoin Creme Blush, which I used to pop Gwyneth’s cheeks. Using a vibrant color on the cheek is a great way to bring attention to the eye.

I groomed the brows with a combination of powder and tinted brow gel, which gave them definition—specifically, a Chanel Blond pencil and Anastasia Brow Gel. Then, I highlighted the brow bone with a light matte concealer.

Right at the end, we decided to add black liner inside the eye to give the look a little more intensity.

I used a lip liner that is the same shade as Gwyneth’s lips to define them, and then she added a dab of her own Khiel’s lip balm so the color was actually her natural lip color.”