Besides my beloved Kat Dennings, Hayden Panettiere comes in at a close second for my girl crush of the moment. I think when she cut her hair short - like in this picture - she looked so sophisticated and, dare I say it, trendy! I had never seen her in many movies before and I've never watched Heroes but when I went to see Scream 4, I was blown away by her look. Besides the amazing haircut, her makeup and outfits always looks so good and she defiantly has a bit of the rock chick goin' on. Also, a couple of friends of mine have said that they think I look a bit like her - and that is SUCH a compliment to me! (I don't think I resemble her at all - besides the blonde!)
In this particular image, Hayden has pulled together a makeup look which is very understated yet classy. Keeping most of her makeup towards the natural and nude tones, she has emphasised her eyes with those amazing false lashes, which really makes the green of her eyes stand out.
In my usual Beauty Crush posts, I try and just list what techniques I think were used but to change things up a bit, I'm going to show you all which items from my makeup collection I would use to recreate this look. If I don't own something, I will still add what I would've used and add a link for it from the web. I will add links to the names of each product mentioned (written in bold), which will take you to a past blog post I have on it (if you want to read more about them, that is).
As this is an evening look, I would want to properly prep my face in order for it to be in great condition. For this I would use my trusty Clean&Clear Dual Action Moisturiser all over my face and neck, then let it sink in for a few minutes. I would also use a great primer and for that, I would have used the famous Hourglass - Veil Mineral Primer Spf15. I usually would apply both of these with my fingers but recently I had heard that the brilliant Bobbi Brown herself actually uses a foundation brush to apply skin creams etc. So that is another option.
Now onto the makeup! To start off, I have chosen my Nars Sheer Matte Foundation in Siberia which I would apply all over my face and under the jawline with my favourite foundation brush - Real Techniques Buffing Brush. This will really blend out the colour and buff it into the skin, leaving it with a medium coverage and flawless look. Hayden obviously has a darker skin tone than mine but I will add a bit of warmth later on.
Next is the concealer - I would use the fabulous Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair and would apply this in a triangle shape under the eyes, coming down the side of the nose and back up at an angle and also under the brow bone, around the base of the nose and centre of the chin. This is what most of the Hollywood stars are now doing to their makeup as it really lifts the face and brightens. If you have a light reflecting concealer which is good coverage, then use that. I would then blend out the product with my Elf Concealer Brush.
For my brows, I would first give them a quick brush with my MUA Brow Brush to make sure there isn't any foundation trapped there, then I would apply my Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper + Hair Touch Up in Blonde. Hayden has perfectly trimmed and shaped eyebrows and this product will keep mine in place for hours.