Ellen DeGeneres attended the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, Celebrity Makeup Artist Heather Currie did her makeup.
Heather explains Ellen's look and how to get it.
I love getting people ready for the Teen Choice Awards because the attire tends to be more hip and trendy. Therefore, it’s fun to complement the clothes by doing a makeup look that is fresh and can even lean towards edgy.
Ellen likes her makeup to look flawless so I started by using the
COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer. I like to start with a primer to give the foundation lasting power, which is great for a long night out.
I followed the primer with COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation. Since its summer and Ellen has a bit of a tan, I used foundation #245 Warm Beige. I like to start by getting the sponge wet and applying the foundation that way.
I used my finger to mix the two together on the back of my hand, and then I applied it to the area under Ellen’s eyes, making sure to reach the inner corners of the eye area as well.
I then applied the COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer in Light Medium #215, with a brush to the T-zone area. I used the concealer lightly to cover any redness or imperfections on the skin.
Because it is an event that lends it self to an edgier look, I made Ellen’s eyes the focal point. Her eyes already stand out, so it’s fun to enhance them even more. I began by applying the COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Brown Bling #815 to the lid area, making sure to use my finger to blend the shadow into the crease. I love this product because it’s a primer and a shadow so you can build on top of it with dry eye shadow for a lasting look.
To add more definition to the lash line I then added the COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast Eyeliner in Brown Blaze #420. I like to use my finger to smudge this line upwards away from the lash to give it a smoky effect. I do this step a couple of times for more intensity, always making sure to blend it well. And to complete the eyes, I applied two coats of COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Brown #515.
Since the focus was more on the eyes, I used a lighter color of blush, COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Blush in Rich Cinnamon #210. I applied the blush with a synthetic brush, but it’s just as easy to use your finger, or the sponge that it comes with.
Since I wanted Ellen’s skin to have a beautiful glow, I lightly powdered her face with the COVERGIRL Clean Pressed Powder for Normal Skin in Natural Beige #140.
Along with the blush, I wanted to down play the lips so that the eyes would remain the focus. I used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Pinot #245.I really like this gloss. Not only is it moisturizing, but it adds a hint of color to the lips without looking heavy.