We spoke to the star's makeup artist for the exclusive details on how he mastered the look

By Sarah Kinonen
Updated April 03, 2015 09:13 PM

We’re constantly updating our “Last Night’s Look” gallery with all the best red-carpet moments (gorgeous dresses! dazzling accessories! sky-high heels!). Now, let’s talk beauty. Each Friday we’ll be highlighting one of the week’s most gorgeous makeup and/or hair moments, along with details on how to recreate the look — straight from the makeup artist or hair stylist — in our feature, Look of the Week.

Because we can’t stop talking about Kate Bosworth‘s gorgeous Dior Haute Couture moment from the Mid-Winter Gala in San Francisco earlier this week, we just had to get the exclusive scoop on how the 32-year-old’s makeup artist Andre Sarmiento (who’s been working with the star for about four years now) perfected the actress’s season-appropriate coral lip, flushed rosy cheeks and lengthy lashes for the star-studded night.

Kate Bosworth at the 2015 Mid-Winter Gala presentation


Drawing inspiration from the dress (it’s hard not to be inspired by haute couture), Sarmiento wanted to echo the “quintessential Dior” feeling of the frock into Bosworth’s beauty look for the night.

“There was a vintage feeling to the dress, but it was still absolutely modern, which became the feeling we tried to echo with the makeup,” Sarmiento told PEOPLE. “[The look] was definitely inspired by the screen sirens of the 1950s, but applied in the freshest way possible. I used many of my favorite Dior products in the makeup since it felt so fitting for the event!”

Beginning with the skin, Sarmiento prepped Bosworth’s clean, bare face by blending a mix of Epicuren Aloe Vera Gel and Epicuren Hydro-Plus Moisturizer for a hydrated and dewy complexion. For all-over coverage, he then softly buffed Face Atelier Ultra Skin Foundation (in No. 2) onto her skin and then added Dior Diorskin Star Concealer in shades No. 1 and No. 2 for a little added coverage.

Next up, blush. “Keeping the cheeks fresh was key to keeping the makeup soft and wearable,” he said. “My favorite is to take brighter blushes and apply them very sheerly so that it’s almost like a stain.” To do this, Sarmiento used two different blushes on two different areas on the cheek. “I used Dior Diorblush in 986 Star Fuchsia on the front of the cheek and then Dior Rosy Glow in 001 Pétale at the top of the cheeks.”

While Sarmiento wanted to keep the eyes simple in order for the lip to remain the center of attention, he opted for a touch of smokiness with a toffee-colored shadow from the Dior 5 Coleurs in 796 Cuir Cannage. After lining the eyes — on both the top and bottom of the lid — with the matte light brown shade, Sarmiento smudged a hint of the deepest shade on the outer corners to create the smoky effect. When it came to mascara, Sarmiento only gave Bosworth a few flicks of Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara to the top lashes for a “clean, bright-eyed effect.”

And for the most important aspect of the look, Sarmiento finished with a bright, bold lip. “We wanted to do a great lip but also didn’t feel like a traditional matte red was the way to go,” he told PEOPLE. “We ended up going with a warm, sheeny, vibrant concoction that ended up feeling just perfect for the dress.”

To master the playful poppy pout at home, follow his lead by lining the lips with Make Up Forever AquaLip Pencil in 18C Coral, and then layered on the glossy Dior Rouge Dior in 844 Trafalgar for a rich base, and finished with Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 639 Artifice to “really amp up the brightness and shine.”

And as always, creating this look with the actress was just as fun for him as it was for her, he said. “Working with Kate is always easy since we have been working together for so long. We’re always on the same page about her beauty looks.”

What do you think of the star’s beauty look? Love the bold lip? Sound off below!

–Sarah Kinonen

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