Beauty Recipe: Julie Bowen's Laidback Look at the American Music Awards

Julie Bowen at the 2011 American Music Awards

Julie Bowen positively twinkled at the 2011 American Music Awards. The Modern Family actress arrived at the event in what looked to be a glittery, striped sweater dress from Manish Arora, and she had this wonderfully bright and tousled look about her. She went for a glam casual vibe, with her hair piled on top of her head messily, and neutral, clean makeup on her face. NYX Cosmetics makeup artist Heather Currie gave us the details on how she created the look, so read on.

Inspirations
Heather was inspired by Julie’s energetic personality and the new NYX Butt “Naked” Eyes Palette

Beauty Ingredients
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation in Soft Beige
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation in Medium Beige
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Grinding Powder in Nude
NYX Butt “Naked” Eyes Palette
NYX Collection Noir Glossy Black Liner
NYX Eyebrow Marker in Medium
Giorgio Armani Eyebrow Pencil in #3
NYX Doll Eye Mascara in Long Lash
NYX Color Lip Balm in Spasibo
NYX Plump It Up Lip Plumper in Kim

The Recipe
For the face, Heather prepped Julie’s skin first with the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer and a light sweep of NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation in Soft Beige. Then she used NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation in Medium Beige to set the liquid foundation and to help Julie stay shine-free on the red carpet. She topped it all off with NYX HD Studio Photogenic Grinding Powder in Nude for a flawless finish. After, Heather applied the mauve blush from the NYX Butt “Naked” Eyes Palette on the apples of Julie’s cheeks, and then used the bronzers and shimmery illuminator in the palette to contour and highlight.

For the eyes, Heather made a 60s cat eye on Julie with the NYX Collection Noir Glossy Black Liner. Then she smudged it and mixed it with the dark, shimmery gray eyeshadow from the NYX Butt “Naked” Eyes Palette between Julie’s top lashes. To create color contrast, she used the shimmery taupe eyeshadow from the palette across the lids, and then used the palette’s pale pink shimmery eyeshadow between Julie’s brows and lids to enhance the brow bone. Next, Heather used NYX Eyebrow Marker in Medium to shade in the brows, and then she set them with Giorgio Armani Eyebrow Pencil in #3. Several coats of NYX Doll Eye Mascara in Long Lash finished it off.

For the lips, Heather chose neutral color and left the drama to the eyes. She used the nude-tinted NYX Color Lip Balm in Spasibo, and then just added shine and volume with the NYX Pump It Up Lip Plumper in Kim to give Julie a feminine pout.

[Photo credit: Getty Images]

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