Teen Choice Awards: Get Gwen Stefani’s Rocker-Chic Look

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Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift

The 14th annual Teen Choice Awards took place Sunday night at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California and were hosted by “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato and “Glee” star Kevin McHale. This is where MTV gives teenagers all over the world a chance to vote and have a voice in Music, Movies, and Pop Culture. At this award show, funky and unconventional pieces like golden popcorn trophies or decorated life-sized surfboards are given to award winners. The Stars in film, music, and television were out and about last night struttin’ their stuff on both the red carpet and the stage.

Zoe Saldana, Kristen Stewart, and Ellen DeGeneres looked spot-on and stylish, bringing class and sophistication to the teen event. Out of the talented winners, Taylor Swift’s look was one of my favorites. The 22-year old country singer looked stunning in a flowing white sheer paneled dress. Her makeup looked fresh, and suited the softness of both her dress and hairstyle. On the eyes, she had a bold and softly smoky liner, warm plum shadows that stopped just at the crease, and a lovely drop shadow along the lower lash line. Her earrings matched her blush, as she’d chosen a beautiful pastel pink cheek color (MUD’s Rose Petal is ideal for this look) that popped on her porcelain skin. Taylor went for a semi glossy pink lip that complimented the rest of her makeup perfectly.

Flo Rida, Selena Gomez, and Justin Bieber were among the performers at last night’s event, however Southern California punk rock band, No Doubt really stole the show. They performed the single “Settle Down” from their upcoming album, “Push and Shove”. This will be their first Album released in over a decade. Front girl and one of my personal makeup icons, Gwen Stefani rocked it out last night. Her style is that perfect blend of rocker-chic with a tough-girl vibe, and her makeup has always been flawless. Matte, beautiful clean skin, winged out bold black liner and those classically fabulous red lips. As an artist, seeing it done so well ignites the desire to re-create it.

Here’s how to get Gwen’s Look:

Face: For as long as I can remember, Gwen has worn her foundation as matte as matte can be, so begin by applying MUD Foundation in the appropriate shade with your #940 Foundation Brush. Set the foundation with a MUD Loose Powder in any of our five shades using your #710 Brush and buff powder into the skin. This is one of my favorite products to use when I am looking for a matte finish.

Eyes: Bold black eye liner is the key ingredient to achieve Gwen’s look. Before the liner, go ahead and use your #800 Brush to softly apply Apricot all over the lid as a base. Then, use MUD’s Cake Liner in Black and your #100 Brush to line both eyes, giving the outside corners a winged out tip. This is done very easily when using the #100 brush. Take your #320 Brush and apply a small amount of Honeysuckle along the brow bone. Then it’s all about LASHES and MUD’s Volumizing Mascara!

Brows: Fill in those brows with a blend of Taupe and Espresso Eye Colors or by using the Rich Brown or Taupe Eye Pencils. Either of these will work, but use the #210 Angle Liner Brush to apply both options for a more precise and perfect brow.

Lips: Gwen is famous for her red lips, so red it is! Using MUD’s Red Lip Pencil, line both upper and lower lips. Next, apply MUD’s Lady Bug Satin Lipstick using the #310 Lip Brush. Be careful to stay within the natural line of the lip and you are ready to rock!

— Reiva Cruze

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