When a complexion exudes a fresh, bronzed glow, a heavy-handed makeup look is far from necessary. Makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani, however, firmly believes that one should not have to forsake a hint of drama, even at the beach. To accentuate Vanessa Paradis’ seaside gaze for VIOLET GREY's May cover story, Bedrani created a subtly smudged eye makeup look that complements the model-actress’ healthy, radiant complexion.
THE SMUDGED EYE TUTORIAL
BY SABRINA BEDRANI
Using the Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Brush, apply the cream shadow to the eyelid and under the lower lash line. On the outer corner of the eye, use the brush to create a slightly elongated, cat-eye shape with the shadow.
Soften the edges of the liner by using a short, flat-ended brush. The stout bristles are perfect for blending. Use small, wiggle-like brush strokes to gently blur the line’s edge out and into the eye shadow.
Since first meeting Vanessa Paradis over five years ago, makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani has deftly painted the actress’ lips in numerous shades of crimson. She has applied sultry, smoky shadows to Julianne Moore’s eyes many times over and was appointed Sandra Bullock’s on-set artist for the star’s fifth Vogue cover. “I want my clients to feel beautiful and confident, rather than trying to make a 'makeup statement',” explains Bedrani. It’s this sensibility and skilled artistry that has her frequently on set for Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, and collaborating with the likes of photographers Norman Jean Roy and Peter Lindberg.
I like to keep the skin fresh and GLOWING, I want the person to be NOTICED, not their makeup.