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Get the Look: Madonna's Hard Candy Cover Makeup

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Courtesy Warner Brothers

Madonna‘s bold new make up look for her latest number one album, Hard Candy, is already instantly recognizable. So we spoke to Gina Brooke, artistic director of Shu Uemura, who created the look to get the exact step-by-step she used for the superstar’s album cover style.

Start by calming puffiness with Moisture Eye Zone Mask, $43. Follow with Phyto Black Lift Firming Cream, $125, over the whole face. Even skin tone with Face Architect Smoothing Liquid Foundation, $42. Next, make the eyes the focus. Apply Pressed Eye Shadow in M Beige 800, $20, above the eyelids using a Kolinsky Brush 11, $135. Enlarge eyes with Cover Crayon in 9YR Light, $24, in the inner corner and water line of the eyes. Using the Drawing Pencil in Black,, $19, begin at the inner corners extending the line out all the way to the end of the eyebrow. Curl lashes with an Eyelash Curler, $19, before applying Basic Black Mascara, $28, beginning at the base and rolling the brush through the tips of lashes. Apply Soft Cross Lashes, $20, to draw attention and enhance the shape of the eye. Finish with subtle lips by applying Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine in PK 301S layered with Gloss Unlimited in BG 930N for a chart-topping look.