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Carly Rae Jepsen's Makeup Breakdown


Teen Choice Award’s Breakout Artist Winner Carly Rae Jepsen certainly looked like she was having a “Good Time” as she glowed on the purple carpet at the annual adolescent knees-up. Rocking a Lisa Ho Spring 2012 palm-tree print short suit paired with a white vest top, the “Call Me Maybe” singer looked more than ready to collect a few surfboards, although it was her fresh and breezy makeup that really made waves.

The Look

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen
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To complement her fresh and clean makeup, celebrity makeup artist Desirae Cherman “decided to do a smokey eye to bring an element of drama to the look.” If you would also like to up the dramatics and copy Carly's youthful look, read on for Desirae's top tips and tools, which she kindly shares with us.


Desirae says, "I always love for skin to glow! The best way to achieve that is to start with good skin prep. I started with Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist to help hydrate as well as balance." The Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist is a daily replenishing mist with the calming scent of lavender that tones and soothes the complexion. It costs $31 but is ideal for dry skin types.


“I like to start with the eyes, while the skin soaks in the prep products. I primed her eyelid, then penciled above her lashes and blended onto her crease followed with a shimmering eye shadow," reveals Desirae. If you're wondering which eyeshadow has the best staying power, check out About.com Beauty Guide Julyne Derrick's top picks.


Undoubtedly the most important ingredient in any makeup bag, but with so much choice, which foundation should you chose? “I used a medium coverage foundation, Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation, in Fawn to really give the skin a glow," says Desirae, before adding that she "also used Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer in nude to highlight and brighten the under eye area.”

The Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation ($30) provides twice the coverage of classic foundations without the heavy feel. It also evens complexion and won't enhance the appearance of fine lines or surface imperfections, all for around $30. The concealer can be picked up for $22.

Lip Stain

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“Here I went with a hint of light pink lip stain," says Desirae, who clearly knows that smoky eyes and pink lips are the best teen choice. Of course, you needn't splash out a fortune on an expensive lip stain and, in fact, your kitchen cupboard can sometimes double as drugstore. Never underestimate the yummy benefits of Jell-O!


Finally, Desirae says, "To finish the look, I used Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Mineral Finishing Powder in Dusk—only in the t-zone area" and voila, there won't be any "maybes" about guys taking your digits!
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