We’ve already showed you where to shop Lucy Hale’s outfits from inside this month’s issue, but to complete the picture we called in Chanel’s celebrity makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, to break down the look she gave Lucy for our cover shoot.
The goal is always for our subjects’s personality to come through, but with our own NYLON twist. This time it was with the help of some more intense makeup than we’re used to seeing Hale wear. As Goodwin told us, “Keeping the focus of the makeup on a strong edgy liner and little else felt very, very NYLON to me.” Read on because she tells us how to get those famous brows and more:SKIN:“I started by prepping Lucy’s skin with Sunday Riley’s Effortless Breathable tinted primer in medium which creates the most beautiful texture and is the perfect base for foundation. I blended Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation on top starting in the center and fanning out with a Beauty Blender sponge to the edges of the face for just a light bit of coverage that allowed her natural skin to still come through.“
CHEEKS:“I defined her cheekbones with Hourglass Illume Creme-To-Powder bronzer duo in Sunset using the tan shade along the underside of her cheekbone blending it with a soft angled brush.“
BROWS:“I adore Lucy’s eyebrows so much—seriously, she has the best brows since Brooke Shields! I added fullness to them with Anastasia’s brow pen in Universal Medium and combed them into place with her clear brow gel. I wanted them to look really strong and hold up to the bold eyeliner.“
EYE LINER:“I wanted to show a bit of a different side to Lucy, a bit less girly and a little more tough, so I rimmed her eyes with Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense.”
LASHES:“I finished the eye by curling her lashes and adding two coats of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir.“
LIPS”I wanted her lips to look fresh and soft but not too done so I used Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Parfait, which is, a transparent pink with a hint of shimmer; I always love how it photographs—it’s the ultimate barely there lip shade.“
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