The Maybelline spokesperson dazzled with an unexpected mix of shimmering yellow smoky eyes and warm glowing skin created by Sarah Tanno for Maybelline New York.
Makeup (Maybelline New York) Breakdown
Inspiration: “We wanted to create a nod to Donatella Versace’s signature black-rimmed eye—but with a twist of neon yellow that make it punkier,” Tanno explains. Combining the unexpected flash of color with velvet-y skin, tawny cheeks, and demi-matte nudes lips, she created a look that was equal parts sophisticated and cool—and completely different from any look the model has gone for on a red carpet before.
Face: To give the skin a soft semi-matte finish, Tanno applied Dream Velvet Foundation all over, then added Fit Me! Concealer in a shade slightly lighter than Gigi’s skin tone down the center of the nose and under the eyes to brighten. A light dusting of Facestudio Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder in Translucent set it all in place.
Blush and contour: Gigi’s stunning bone structure came into focus thanks to the bronze shade in the Facestudio Master Contour Face Contouring Pro Palette in Deep to Medium in the hallows of the cheeks and temples. Then Tanno captured an ultra-warm flush by applying the blush to the apples and added a wash of the highlighting shade along the high point of the cheekbones.
Brows: For definition, arches were traced with Eyestudio Brow Pomade Crayon in Blonde before Eyestudio Brow Drama Mascara in Blonde was brushed over top to lock hairs in place.
Eyes: Eyestudio Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon in Barely Beige was first swiped all over the eyelids as a base and Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Soft Nude was drawn along the waterline for a wide-awake look. To add a smoldering element, the outer half of the top and bottom lash lines were edged with Eyestudio Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon in Charcoal Chrome and the matte black shade The Rock Nudes Palette was blended into the creases to create dimension. Then for a fun shock of color neon yellow pigment was brushed on the upper lids and in the inner corners.
Lashes: Two coats of Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black made for extra-long lashes—and major drama.
Lips: “Gigi loves a nude lip and I wanted it to last all night,” Tanno says. Her strategy: She lined and filled in the mouth with Color Sensational Lip Liner in Nude before adding layers of Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid in Nude Thrill and Color Sensational The Buffs Lipstick in Bare All.