beauty queen: chanel iman

perfect supermodel skin is possible, we swear.

by liza darwin

Paging captain obvious: a fashion event, held just before New York Fashion Week, is guaranteed to serve up a lot of red carpet competition. This was the case at yesterday's 2013 Couture Council Award ceremony, in which Michael Kors was honored alongside a crowd that included everyone from Harley Viera-Newton to Lily Aldridge. Pretty much everyone looked stunning, but still-- we've got to give it up for Chanel Iman, who turned up in a body-hugging red dress that gave us major Jennifer Lawrence-at-the-2013-Oscars vibe (anyone else?). Not to mention her seriously glowing skin, which, believe it or not, you can get yourself. Turns out, it's all in the prepwork. See how to get her prime-time look here! 

1. PROTECT IT: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20- $42

Primer is one of those things that you don't believe you actually need...that is, until you try it. But once you experience the difference for yourself, trust us, you'll never go back. This new Smashbox version evens your skintone, brightens your complexion, and provides SPF 20 sun protection. Talk about multitasking! 

2. CORRECT IT: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare CC Cream- $36 

90% of the time, getting a "barely there" makeup look entails way more makeup than we'd ever want to put on our skin. But that's definitely not the point here, since this CC cream is basically an all-inclusive formula that gives totally sheer (read: not obvious) coverage. Sort of like how you normally look, but better?

3. ILLUMINATE IT: Josie Maran Argan Illumiziner- $28 

Highlight your cheekbones, model-style, with this lightweight bronzer before you run out the door.