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Hair by ROBERT VETICA
Makeup by SABRINA BEDRANI
Photography by BEN HASSETT
Styled by ELIZABETH SULCER
Nails by DEBBIE LEAVITT
The Smudged Eye Tutorial by Sabrina Bedrani featuring Vanessa Paradis  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
The Smudged Eye Tutorial by Sabrina Bedrani featuring Vanessa Paradis  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
VANESSA PARADIS, ACTRESS / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN HASSETT
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
The Smudged Eye Tutorial by Sabrina Bedrani featuring Vanessa Paradis  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
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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.
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Swirl a soft blending brush along the crease to diffuse the cream shadow’s pigment intensity on the eyelid.
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To further define the eye, draw all along the inner rim (top and bottom) with a black pencil liner. Thicken the width of the line on the outer corner of the eye for a strong, high-impact look.
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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.
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Curl the lashes with the Utowa Eyelash Curler, then apply black mascara to the top lashes to open and anchor the overall eye look.
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Use a brow pencil to fill-in sparse sections of the brow for emphasis and structure.
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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.
The Smudged Eye Tutorial by Sabrina Bedrani featuring Vanessa Paradis  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
I like to keep the skin fresh and GLOWING, I want the person to be NOTICED, not their makeup.
—   SABRINA BEDRANI, Makeup Artist
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In polite society, the difference between ‘staring’ and ‘GAZING’ is in the EYELINER.
—   Violet Grey
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SPEND AN AFTERNOON WHERE TONY NELSON'S SPACE CAPSULE WASHED ASHORE IN THE PILOT EPISODE OF I DREAM OF JEANNIE.
The Smudged Eye Tutorial by Sabrina Bedrani featuring Vanessa Paradis  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
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