Although we’re pretty sure that Carrie Underwood meant for her 12(!) outfit changes to be center stage at last week’s Country Music Awards, the only thing we noticed was her flawless makeup! The country superstar rocked a statement-making smoky eye, pale cheeks, and nude lips. We know that we aren’t the only ones coveting her look, so here’s a guide that’ll help you get the same look using products from Planet Beauty.
Face first! To achieve a flawless base, we recommend using the High Definition Healthy FX Foundation from Smashbox. This foundation will not only give you a flawless, camera-ready finish, it will also provide sun protection while revitalizing and firming the skin! This foundation features a patented bio-delivery system that will give time-released moisture, so your foundation will leave you glowing throughout the night. To give your foundation extra staying power, layer Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer under your foundation. Primer will lessen the appearance of fine lines and pores, making your skin look picture-perfect!
To get Carrie’s soft glow, use Jane Iredale’s Pure Pressed Blush in Barely Rose. Jane Iredale’s mineral cosmetics are all natural and will give a pop of color without being chalky or glittery. Barely Rose is the perfect color to achieve a subtle flush that will compliment-and not compete with! – statement eyes. Just a swipe or two is enough to give you a glow like Carrie’s.
To get that stunning smoky eye, we like the Smashbox Eye Shadow Trio in Twilight. This trio includes three shadows: light silver, a smoky grey, and a dark grey. All three can be used to re-create Carrie’s look. Here’s how: Use the lightest shade on the center of the lid and under the brow bone to open up the eye. Using the medium grey shadow, contour the lid by brushing color into the crease of the eye and on the outer lid (in a “v” shape). Brush the darkest shade on the outer lid and along the top of the lash line. Blend all the shadows together! Carrie used deep brown eyeliner like Smashbox’s Limitless Liner in Java to complete her smoky eye. Draw a line under the lash line and on the inner rim of the eye for extra definition.
To finish your red carpet look, use all natural false lashes from Eylure’s line of Katy Perry falsies. There are four styles to choose from, so you can take your look as dramatic as you’d like! Prefer to go without the lashes? Just use Lashgasm Mascara from Too Faced to get your fringe looking extra flirty.
No look is complete without the perfect pout! Carrie balanced her smoky eye with a nude lip. To get a kisser like hers, use a nude gloss with extra staying power. Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss from Smashbox lives up to its name and will stay put through concerts, cocktails, and kisses! Go nude with Eternity, or choose a peachy pink shade like Limitless!
Carrie’s look (unlike her singing voice) is easy to get at any Planet Beauty!