Vamp Glam: Recreating Kristen Stewart’s W Magazine cover look

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I know I’m not the only one buzzing about Kristen Stewart’s cover look. Everyone seems to be giving kudos for the stunning shoot. And so, just like Kristen Stewart – I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and giving you guys a step-by-step guide on how to recreate this look yourself. Enjoy!


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EYES - Start with a shimmery, white/light silver eyeshadow and apply on your brow bone and in the inner corners of your eyes.  I like to use MAC Eyeshadow in White Frost.  For that silvery, sultry look use a cream or liquid eyeshadow, such as Covergirl Intense ShadowBlast in Platinum Pop.  Apply that generously on your lid and be sure to blend it in.  To line your eyes, first use a eyeliner pencil on your waterline.  This intensifies the drama and is something I do almost daily to accentuate my eyes.  My go-to is MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder.  Then, use the same eye pencil to line your upper and lower lash line.  To get the winged liner effect that has become so popular lately (and is featured in Kristen’s cover look), I turn you over to my friend Susan Linney.  Trust me, you’d be in much better hands if you learned how to do that part from her.  Thankfully, she has an amazing article on how to get achieve a winged liner effect on Meets Obsession.  You can also read more about Susan’s beauty tips from the Fashionista Friday feature I did with her a couple weeks ago.  Top off your eyes by generously applying a volumous mascara to your lashes.  I use Covergirl LashBlast Fusion as my daily go-to.

FACE - I find it hard to recommend foundation products because they are so different depending on your personal preferences and skin types.  To achieve the glowing look featured on Kristen Stewart, I suggest using Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.  It’s available in various formulas depending on your skin type but I use the basic one, “Light”.  Smashbox recently changed from a bottle to tube packaging, but I double checked and it is the same product they are so famous for, just looks a little different.  If you want an extra bit of camera ready lustre, I suggest using HD Microfinish Powder by Makeup Forever.  To finish off the look, use a highly pigmented peachy pink blush such as NARS Blush in Deep Throat.
LIPS - Make sure your lips are moisturized and exfoiliated.  There are plenty of great products devoted to maintaining your pout.  (See Susan’s article on how to rock a red lip.)  After your lips are prepped, layer on a sheer light pink lipstick.  My favorite is NARS Lipstick in Mitzi or Venice.
And viola!  With those simple steps, you can create your very own Vamp Glam look.  Personally, I think it looks amazing on Kristen Stewart and it’s relatively simple to adapt for everyday wear.  Thanks again to Susan Linney for her help with this post.  Be sure to check out more of her beauty articles on Meets Obsession.

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