How To Look Like Blake Lively Using Only The Contents Of Your Make-Up Bag

The make-up artist behind Blake Lively, Mariah Carey and Kate Beckinsale's A-list faces, Kristofer Buckle, reveals exactly how to get the actress' sun-kissed skin and dramatic lip. Take notes people.


When we're not practicing how to replicate her iconic beachy wave or picking up a dumbbell instead of a Krispy Kreme doughnut in an attempt to get her toned physique and rock-hard abs from The Shallows, we're desperately searching for Blake Lively's make-up tips so we too can get her dewy, sun-kissed, effortless look.

Whether it's her peachy-hued cheeks at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival, her nude-coloured lip at Michael Kors' Fall 2016 runway show or her smokey black eye at The Age of Adaline premiere in New York City, we just can't get enough of the 29-year-old's simple yet alluring lip, foundation and eyeshadow choices.


Fortunately, the mother-of-two's make-up artist Kristofer Buckle has shared the actress' super-easy trick for pulling off a simple lip and eye-colour pairing, and let's just say your make-up routine won't know what's hit it.

In an interview with E! News, Buckle – who is also make-up artist to British actress Kate Beckinsale and singer Mariah Carey – explains how he goes about choosing a lip tone for Blake.

'I select a lip colour to either pop, recede or balance,' he says.

'If we're going for more of an eye look, I select a flattering color that isn't too deep or distracting. If we go with less on the eye, I'll select a bright or deep shade lip, and sometimes I select a color in between when a natural, balanced look is desired,' he adds.

I select a lip color to either pop, recede or balance.


This make-up strategy would explain the star's dramatic pillar box red lip at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in contrast to her black and silver-line eye and nude lip at the Grace of Monaco premiere the same year.

When it comes to balancing the star's enviable skin tone, Buckle does the opposite, revealing: 'I usually like to pick a colour that has the opposite undertones than the complexion so it looks fresh and not muddy. If someone has a lot of yellow in their skin, I use a pink with cool undertones.'

So, that's how Blake achieves her dewy glow!

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