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Celebrity makeup profile: Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett
Makeup profile: Cate Blanchett

Get her look!

She’s starred in some of our favorite blockbusters, but we’re not just fans of Cate Blanchett’s work. We’re also smitten with her makeup! Join us as we recap four of her recent beauty looks and show you how to recreate them at home.

Oscar-worthy makeup

Cate’s a pro at looking great without looking like she tried too hard, so we weren’t surprised when she showed up to the 2011 Oscars with a fresh-faced, subdued makeup look. Dark eyes, matte skin and a pale yet pretty pout made for a nice accent to her bold fashion choice.

Cate Blanchett's Oscar makeup |

  1. The emphasis here is a matte, neutral palette bringing out the color of Cate’s eyes. Skin is matte in a full-coverage oil control formula (it’s hot on the red carpet under those lights and California sun!). Try Neutrogena Shine Control Liquid Makeup. Apply as needed and pay special attention to shinier areas along the hairline, t-zone and chin.
  2. For extra matte protection, set your makeup with an oil control powder. Use with a big, fluffy brush for a lighter application. Try CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder Oil Control.
  3. Lips and cheeks are the same color and give a soft, sheer matte stain. Try Three Custom Color Specialists Caramel Rose Lip and Cheek Stain.
  4. Using your fingers, dab color as needed on lips and blot to set. On the cheeks, apply with a sponge for a sheer color veil.
  5. To bring out the blue in Cate’s eyes, try Almay Intense I-Color Bold Nudes Kit in Bold Nudes for blues. Complementary colors in these brown tones make blue eyes pop.
Cate Blanchett's red lipstick look

Cate Blanchett ravishing in red look >>

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