They say Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen was discovered by talent scouts at the tender age of fourteens while chowing down on burgers at McDonald's. By 2006, Forbes had named her the highest-paid model in the business! Fresh and animated, with light blue eyes, tawny skin and lithe, sinuous curves, she's - a modern-day enchantress. Here she is in a palette of bronze, sand and muted peach. Makeup artist D.Grayson tells us how to get her breezy, beachy look.
Start with a clean, lightly moisturized face; allow the moisturizer to seep in for a few minutes before applying make-up.
Using a damp sponge, apply a fine film of creamy , but not oily, stick foundation to any ruddy or blemished areas of the face, neck and shoulders.
With your fingertips, dot a tiny bit of the same cream foundation onto the area just under the eyes, to hide any darkness or shadows you might have; blend in soft patting motions.
Dip a flat, fan-shaped contour brush into loose flesh-toned translucent powder. Shake off any excess and apply the powder lightly to the cheeks. The powder will set a base for the contour, which you'll apply in the next step.
With the same fan-shaped contour brush, place a sandy, bronze blush to the apples of the cheeks, moving back toward the ears.
In the same direction you applied the blush, repeat step 4, to "evenly distribute and diffuse your sandy bronze blush, creating a subtle circle of color," says D. Grayson.
Next, define the brows using an angled, hard-bristled liner brush dipped in blonde brow powder. If you don't have a marked arch like Gisele's Bundchen and you'd like to create one, you might try experimenting with an eyebrow kit that contains stencils.
Outline the eyes using a pointed eyeliner brush and coffee-brown cream opaque liner. To emulate G.Bundchen subdued look, trace a fine across the upper lash line, staying as close to the lashes as you can manage.
With the same pointed brush and what remains of the coffee-brown liner, apply it to the bottom third of the lower lash line; for a really subtle line, you don't need to re-dip your brush.
Use an oval-shaped eye shadow brush to place a crescent of russet brown shadow just at the outer edge of the eyelids.
Next, use a cotton swab to apply an iridescent, pearly powder eye shadow just above the creases of each eye; blend back and forth in soft motions, allowing the powder to subtly disperse for a soft halolike effect.
Enclose two layers average brown flourishes.
Fill the entire lips with a fleshy nude liner pencil.
Use a lip brush to apply a shiny, translucent peach-tinted gloss.