Eisdell relied on the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder ($34) to ensure Mulligan's complexion glowed without getting oily. Apply with a fluffy brush all over—especially under eyes immediately after concealer—paying special attention to the center of the face.
A dusting of Sex Appeal (blush!) on the apples of the cheeks was in order—the light shimmer gives off a luminous effect, while the soft peach color played nicely with the pale pink of Mulligan's dress.
Calling to mind the common Gatsby-era beauty staple, Eisdell drew an ultra-precise Cupid's Bow in a color that matched Carey's lip. Using NARS Jungle Red Lip Liner ($22), she sketched her outline. (It's easier to do so with gentle, downwards strokes, building for intensity once the shape is mastered. Make sure to step away from the mirror periodically to check for symmetry.)
Eisdell finished the look with NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red ($26). For true, bold color payoff, apply with a concealer brush and fill in with a lip brush as you get closer to the line. (Q-Tip touchups will be absolutely necessary.)
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Carey Mulligan's Gatsby Red Lip
CELEBRITY MAKEUP HOW-TO: CAREY MULLIGAN'S GATSBY RED LIP FROM CANNESFILM FESTIVAL 2013
It's no secret that we're just a bit obsessed with Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. Why, just last week, we published our interview with one Ms. Carey Mulligan, who talked about being inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald and the mistresses of F. Scott for her role as Daisy Buchanan in the film. When Mulligan took to a rainy red carpet for The Great Gatsby premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, it was—quite literally—all eyes on her. Perhaps it was her gorgeous soft pink Dior Haute Couture gown... but maybe it was something else.
"I've only once created a red lip for [Carey]," said the actress' longtime makeup artist Georgie Eisdell. "But I loved the idea of contrast with the pale pink dress. I felt strongly about that being the focus of the look... I just thought a red lip would be so striking."
Eisdell paid a bit of homage to the 1920s with a sharply defined lip and a pristine, porcelain complexion. To check out some of the products she used, click to the next slide for our get-the-look. Simply hover over the numbers and shop the products Mulligan wore on the red carpet.