Nicole Kidman's Powdered Face
We've already showed you how to get some of the hot hair and makeup looks of Nine, but now it's time to talk about the looks you shouldn't be spotted wearing on your face this season. It is really hard to make Nicole Kidman look bad, but her makeup artist (because we'd never blame anything on Nicole) successfully did this at the New York premiere of Nine earlier this month by letting the actress walk onto the red carpet without blending her face in first.
It's unclear whether this was meant to be a beauty statement or a blending error, but regardless it just doesn't do it for us. It's even on her nose! This is the equivalent to drawing a Sharpie mustache on the Mona Lisa: you just don't mess with perfection like this.
To prevent this beauty faux pas in your own pictures this holiday season, don't point the finger at your powder; it's all about how you apply it. Instead of swiping across your face, as it's very clear this is how Kidman's powder was applied, wrap the applicator puff around your finger and roll it over your face, like a rolling pin. If you just spent the past two weeks baking Christmas cookies, this will come naturally to you.
As for covering up the circles under your eyes, prime the area under your eyes first with a shimmer-containing cream like Prescriptives Vibrant-C, which will reflect the light. Then, apply a yellow-based concealer one shade lighter than your skin directly under the blue rings, sealed with a loose powder. Really, all you need to know is to look in the mirror before you go. We suspect Kidman's makeup artist won't be getting that Christmas bonus they had been banking on.
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