Julianne Hough‘s makeup artist is certainly not a beauty school drop out — and lucky for us, he shared all of the details on her gorgeous beauty look from her press day for Grease: Live, which premieres on January 31st.
The guy responsible for her glam, Spencer Barnes for e.l.f. Cosmetics, said he took inspiration directly from Hough’s character, Sandy.
“There’s the good and bad side of Sandy and today we wanted to channel the good, fresh and fun Sandy,” he told PeopleStyle. “Julianne picked a flirty black dress so we wanted to keep her makeup in the same vein. Giving her a radiant, glow from within look. And since Grease is retro we wanted to keep the whole look more neutral and of the time, rather than stylized.” (Editor’s note: We imagine this is the “bad side” of Sandy.)
Barnes said that he and the team, including Hough, “sang our fave Grease songs, like ‘Beauty School Dropout’ and ‘Teen Angel'” while he created her look — a mix of brown and gold eyeshadows, pink cheeks, and fluffy lashes. “We wanted the eye look to be reflective and fresh to make her eyes pop,” he added.
Using the e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette to capture the light and accentuate her blue eyes, he applied “the lightest shade at the inner corner of her lid, champagne on the inner third, gold and bronze shades right above her iris and the deepest copper shade to sculpt out the end. I then mimicked the same pattern on the lower lash line.”
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And as for her mile-long lashes, Barnes applied two coats of the e.l.f. Defining Mascara, which he says popped against her shimmering neutral shadows.
To give Hough that glowing-from-within look, Barnes swiped e.l.f.’s Beautifully Bare Blush in Rose Royalty on the apples of her cheeks, and defined her cheekbones with highlight and contour creams — all before applying tinted moisturizer and bronzer on top.
Barnes, we’re hopelessly devoted to your skills. (And we apologize for the puns.)
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