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September 9, 2011

Flawless Canvas

Before you choose that pop of color for your lips or a stroke of graphic liner for your eyes, first things first: Creating a flawless canvas. At the Venice Film Festival premiere of Contagion, Gwyneth Paltrow 's makeup artist, Emma Lovell did just that. Paltrow's brows were bleached blond from a summer in the sun so Lovell penciled them in a neutral shade of taupe using feathering strokes. To get a perfectly even complexion like Paltrow's, mix a lightweight foundation with a hint of tinted moisturizer and smooth on with a makeup sponge. We also love Lovell's hoice of blush for the actress's Prada gown—all of the subtle neutrals make a stand-out statement on the red carpet.