Kate Bosworth's Make-up Artist On How To Get Her Red Carpet Beauty: EXCLUSIVE

25 September 2013 by

Bvlgari Retrospective Opening At M.H. de Young Memorial Museum

Kate Bosworth at Bvlgari Retrospective Opening [Getty]

We first fell in love with her breezy beauty and blonde surfer locks when the starlet appeared on our screens in teen hit Blue Crush back in 2002. Fast forward to 2013 and Kate Bosworth is still one of total faves (we’re talking a serious girl crush, ladies!), and we’re still ogling over her gorgeous wedding photos from earlier this month. What’s more, back in August, Ms Bosworth was unveiled as the new face of uber-luxe skincare brand SK-II, so at least we’re one step closer to getting her radiant, flawless complexion. Well, sorta.

So Team Grazia Beauty jumped at the chance to catch up with the man behind Kate's beauty look when she attended the Bvlgari Retrospective Opening soiree in San Francisco. Make-up artist Andre Sarmiento filled us in on the products he used to get the actress looking red carpet ready. Want in? Read on! 

Kate Bosworth's Make-up Artist On How To Get Her Red Carpet Beauty: EXCLUSIVE

Kate Bosworth with husband Michael Polish [Instagram]

'For this event Kate and I decided on a totally glamorous look- an eye, lip and cheek, but we did it while always being sure to keep a great balance between all her features,' Andre exclusively revealed. 'I wanted it to feel like a classic movie star look but still with a fashion edge.'

Skin Prep: I start by mixing a few drops of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, £65 with SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Serum, £250 and buff it into her skin with a duo-fibre face brush. Lastly, we treated the lips with a little Carmex, £2.89 to soften and comfort the lips.

Base: I got Kate got ready in LA but the event was in San Francisco so her makeup had to last for 7 plus hours AND survive a plane ride! I reached for SUQQU Frame Fix Cream Foundation in #102, £65 and by the time her first photo was taken her makeup was still glowing and flawless.

Powder: We set the base with Cle De Peau Translucent Loose Powder. I only dusted powder through the T-Zone and across the cheeks leaving the rest of the face fresh and powder free. The foundation I used sets so there was no need to be aggressive with powder.

Cheeks: For longevity I layered cream and powder blush to create Kate’s cheek. We buffed in RMK Ingenious Jelly Cheeks in JE-03 Cherry, £26 in a steep angle along her cheekbones. Then we set the cream with RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks in 05 Natural Pink, £26.

Brows: My ultimate favourite SUQQU Eyebrow Liquid Pen R in 02 Brown, £20 to create shape and definition. Then I used SUQQU Eyebrow Pencil on 02 Brown to deepen the colour and fill in sparse areas.

Eyes: Kate’s refined smoky liner took a few steps but that’s the way we insured it would stay all night! First we created a shimmering base with DiorShow Fusion Mono Cream Eyeshadow in Etoile, £23.50 buffed all over the eye. Next SUQQU Eyeliner Creamy in 02 Black, £25 and created a smoky blended line across the eye with a flat dense eye shadow brush. I brought the liner down under the eye, lining only the outer half. Then with a blending brush I took MAC Paint Pot in Blackground, £15 and added depth to the outer half of the lids creating a slight pulled out feeling. For extra definition on the top lid I created the thinnest liquid black line with Shiseido Automatic Fine Eyeliner in Black, £24

Lashes: We added a little drama with a few individual lashes at the outer corners of the eyes. Then I swept on 3 coats of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, £24 in Black.

Lips: I decided against a long wear lip product because Kate is great at maintaining her lips.  First we applied MAC Russian Red, £15 straight from the bullet then took a lip brush and worked the colour in so it didn’t feel too matte or lipstick-y. The finishing touch was a sweep of Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon in Reddy For Me, £8.50 to add some warmth, brightness and shine to the lip.


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