Makeup ideas for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding day

Saturday, July 31, 2010
By Julie Wiegan


Chelsea Clinton, the former First Daughter, is getting married today and since all eyes will be on the new bride, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Skinn Cosmetics Dimitri James tells us two looks that would work for her big day.

“Chelsea’s ivory skin, golden blond hair and blue-green eyes look best in soft shades of rose brown, plum and mauve shadows, as complimented by a soft rose blush and rosy beige lips,” James said.

Chelsea needs to make her pale ivory skin a focal point and because this is a summer wedding, her foundation must be humidity and sweat resistant. My suggestion is a high quality cotton and mineral foundation, buffed evenly over a matte pore refining primer, then finished off with a matte veil super micronized finishing powder.

Since Chelsea has heavy lidded and prominent eyes, her shadow and liner can easily smear and crease. I suggest first applying a water proof eyelid primer, followed by a soft shade of rosy brown over the entire eyelid. A pale rosy quartz shade should follow under the eyebrow. On the upper lid, a waterproof, dark brown liquid or gel liner may be applied to balance the heavy shadow. Follow with soft whispy fake lashes and apply the same rosy brown shadow to the outer corner of her lower lash line. Last, of course, is a deep black mascara, applied heavier to the upper lash.

She should use a sheer, shell pink, lightly pearlized blush on her cheeks and lightly dust this same blush over her eyelid to blend and “blush” the eye shadow. I suggest that Chelsea also apply a sheer stroke of matte sculpting powder (avoiding orange or warm tones) under her cheek bones for definition.

Chelsea can balance the look with a well defined lip. First, a fat lip liner pencil in a neutral beige pink should be applied to the entire lip to avoid sharp lines. A creamy, soft and satiny lipstick should follow. No gloss.

Chelsea’s brows need to be well arched and defined. I suggest using a matte taupe brow powder finish pencil. She should set and soften the look with a mineral foundation powder.

From day to night
Chelsea can apply a plum brown shadow over the rosy brown shadow already on her upper lid. She should then apply a black liner over the dark brown, and then blend her shadow with a brush dipped in both a rose pink blush and a loose mineral foundation powder. A heavier coat of black mascara should follow, along with a lipstick one shade darker but in the same family. A little opal gloss, and the look is transformed to show better in evening light, and a little heavier coat of sculpting powder under the cheeks also wouldn’t hurt.

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