How to get the porcelain doll look

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Seen on the runways in New York and Paris, the porcelain doll look is perfect for those with fair skin. It's all about flawless skin, pinched cheeks, light & airy eyes and dramatic matte lips. Professional makeup artist Katie Wedlund demonstrates how to create a this look with a super-dramatic lilac lip.

How to get the porcelain doll look

  • Apply a foundation primer such as MAC Strobe Cream beneath your foundation to help create a luminous glow.
  • Apply a light pink shade of blush to the ball or apple of the cheek.
  • Apply a creamy, shimmery eye shadow primer or base to the eyelids, all the way up to the brow.
  • Line the upper and lower lids with a deep purple eyeliner pencil, very close to the lash line.
  • Line the upper and lower lids again with a copper-colored eyeliner pencil. This line should be even thinner and closer to the lash line.
  • Brighten the eye by lining the waterline of the eye with a frosty, light pink eyeliner pencil.
  • Define eyebrows using a wax pencil designed for eyebrows, such as Brow Fix by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
  • Apply false lashes.
  • Apply translucent powder to the face, concentrating on the t-zone. Be sure not to apply too much powder, as it can reduce the intended glow that is created with the MAC Strobe Cream.
  • Line lips with a purple liner. Fill in the lips with liner, as well. This creates even coverage.
  • Apply lipstick in a deep, rich color that compliments your skin tone.  The lips are the anchor of this look, so go for drama!
  • To create a matte look, apply eye shadow in a similar color with a small brush. This will enrich the color and set the lipstick. 
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      Katie Wedlund Professional Makeup Artist Katie Wedlund’s makeup artistry has appeared in numerous national publications such as Rolling Stone, Marie Claire, Oprah and InStyle, as well as advertising campaigns for major brands including AT&T, MTV, Chevrolet and Nike. more about this expert »

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